ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops and Research Sessions - Past Events

The ECPR’s flagship event, the annual Joint Sessions of Workshops, were launched in 1973 and are a political science institution. Held every spring, the Joint Sessions bring together groups of researchers working on key areas of political science through the unique workshop format. To find out more about this must-attend event, see the past events pages below.

The ECPR’s Research Sessions, which ran each year from 1978 to 2000, and then from 2011 to 2016, enabled small, pre-established groups to meet in a fully supported environment during the quieter summer months.

Three days of intensive discussion allowed these groups to focus and move their project forward, often towards the publication of an edited volume of work.

The Research Sessions were open only to groups from ECPR member institutions, and priority was given to applications from ECPR Standing Groups.

Over recent years, the numbers of groups applying to take part in the Research Sessions had begun to dwindle, prompting a review of the event by the ECPR’s Executive Committee.

In 2016, with regret, the EC took the decision to remove this event from the ECPR portfolio.

Scholars with shared research interests can still of course take part in our thriving Joint Sessions of Workshops, which have taken place each year since 1973, in different cities across Europe.

And pre-established groups from ECPR Member institutions are of course welcome to use the excellent meeting facilities in ECPR’s headquarters at Harbour House in Colchester, Essex, absolutely free of charge.


University of Nicosia, Nicosia



University of Nottingham, Nottingham



Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen



Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and University of Pisa, Pisa



Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen



University of Warsaw, Warsaw



University of Essex, Essex



Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca



University of Essex, Essex



Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz



European University Institute, European University Institute



University of, Antwerp



European University Institute, European University Institute



University of, St Gallen



Westälische Wilhelms-Universität, Munster



ISCTE, Lisbon University Institute; ICS; CIES and Portuguese Political Science, Lisbon



Institute d'Études Politiques de Rennes, Rennes



University of Helsinki, Helsinki



Intercollege, Nicosia, Nicosia



University of Granada, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Granada



Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala



University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh



Universita di Torino, Turin



Institute of Political Studies, Grenoble



, Barcelona



University of Copenhagen, Institute of Political Science, Copenhagen



, Uppsala



Universitat Mannheim, Mannheim



, Sandbjerg



University of Warwick, Warwick



, Bergen



Universität Bern, Bern



, Heidelberg



Universitet I Oslo, Institut for Statsvitenskap, Oslo



, Bergen



Institut d Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, Bordeaux



, Tromsø



Palacio de Congresos, Madrid (Universidad Autónoma, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid



, Uppsala



, Trondheim



Leyden University, Leiden



, Gelsenkirchen



University of Limerick, Limerick



University of Essex, Essex



, Forli



, Rimini



Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum



Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris



, Rimini



University of Bologna, Bologna



University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam



, Mannheim



University of Gotheburg, Gothenburg



, Gothenburg



, Mannheim



, Barcelona



, Florence



Universität Salzburg, Salzburg



, Trento



Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg



University of Aarhus, Aarhus



, Nijmegen



University of Lancaster, Lancaster



, Essex



Universities of Florence, Pisa, Siena and European University Institute, Florence



, Siedelsbrunn



Free University of Brussels, Brussels



, Essex



Universite des Sciences Sociales de Grenoble, Grenoble



, Mannheim



Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin



Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain



, Bad Homburg



London School of Economics & Political Science, London



Institut D'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, Strasbourg



University of Mannheim, Institut of Social Services, Mannheim



 

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