2017 General Conference, Oslo

The 2017 General Conference will be held at the University of Oslo, which was founded in 1811 and was the first University in Norway.

The General Conference is the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline, and is Europe's biggest gathering of political scientists. Attracting scholars throughout the world, and at all stages of their career, the conference covers the full range of political science. The Academic Programme will consist of lectures, Roundtables and themed Sections and Panels on topical subjects. Each Panel will include 4 – 5 Papers. The Programme will be very broad with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, political theory and international relations.

The key to a successful conference is teaming challenging academic content with a stimulating plenary timetable, which also includes social functions that facilitate effective networking. The General Conference does just this through roundtables, a plenary lecture and an interesting social programme. Oslo, with its world-class museums and galleries, fjords, forests, hills and lakes, also promises to be an exciting backdrop to the Conference.

For further information please contact the Events Team / +44 (0) 1206 630046



Event Fees

Conference fees include participation and conference packs.

ECPR Members                 €247.00

ECPR Student Members   €152.00*

Non-ECPR Members         €370.00

Non-ECPR Students          €228.00*

Please note all participants wishing to attend must pay a conference fee.

*Students must send a copy of their student card or a letter from their head of department to the Events Team by 17 May 2017. If you fail to do so by this date, you will be invoiced for the full conference fee.

Remember to book your accommodation 26/06/2017

The Local Organisers have negotiated block reservations at a number of hotels in Oslo for General Conference participants. Click here for a list of participating hotels with their rates, subject to availability. The discounts will only be available for bookings made by 1 July.

Please contact the hotel directly, by email or by phone, quoting the booking reference code to make a reservation. Please note: the booking codes can not be used with online bookings.

Pre-order your lunches 22/06/2017

We strongly advise you to pre-order lunches because the conference takes place during term time, and student cafeterias will be VERY busy. Fixed-price lunches are available to order on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the conference.

Why pre-order?

  • Avoid long lines / queues on the day
  • Cheaper than ordering items individually
  • Guaranteed table in designated seating area

Deadline to order and pay: Tuesday 1 August

We’ll give you lunch vouchers when you register.


On Saturday 9 September, student cafeterias are CLOSED. If you do not pre-order lunch for this day, you MUST bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there is a limited choice of snacks at UiO’s small campus convenience store. Travel time from campus into the city centre and back is around 45-60 minutes, so you will NOT have time for a round trip in your lunch break.

Further information, including menus and booking links, can be found here.

Timetable now LIVE! 05/06/2017

The Panel schedule is now live. Please note, this schedule is subject to change and should not be treated as final.

By clicking on the timetable link here you can search and filter your results by selecting a day from the drop-down list. The activities can be further refined by searching in the Number or Activity search box at the top of the columns.

You can also view the time/location of each Panel in the Academic Programme, by clicking on the 'View all Panels' tab.

Upload your full Paper now 09/05/2017

You can now upload your full Paper to the Academic Programme via your MyECPR account. Please note: only the person listed as 'Presenter' can upload the Paper. Papers should be uploaded in PDF format, in English. There are no specific requirements other than these. For specific preferences, please contact your Panel Chair directly. 

Instructions on how to upload your Paper can be found here.


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