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14th General Conference, Innsbruck

26 – 28 August 2020


2020 is the ECPR’s 50th Anniversary. As we approach this milestone in our history, we are delighted to announce that the 14th ECPR General Conference will be held at the University of Innsbruck. 

The fifth largest city in Austria, Innsbruck has been a centre for European politics and culture since the fifteenth century. The city’s University celebrates its 350th Anniversary in 2019, and since its founding in 1669, has grown to become an important driving force for the social and economic development of the Tyrol. With roughly 28,000 students and 5,000 employees, the University of Innsbruck is now the largest educational institution in western Austria.

The ECPR General Conference remains Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists; attracting more than 2,000 global scholars ꟷ at all stages of their career. With around 500 Panels across c.70 Sections, the academic programme covers the breadth of political science; developed and delivered by high-profile members of the profession. As a leading industry event, the General Conference continues to facilitate and nurture the development of political science across Europe; delivering an interactive and engaging platform for discussion, debate and innovative thinking.

We look forward to celebrating the golden year of the ECPR with you in the ‘golden-roofed’ city of Innsbruck! 


  • Roundtable 1: Political Science in Europe: Challenges and Prospects
  • Roundtable 2: Decolonisation - Linking the Curriculum and the Political Practice
  • Roundtable 3: Big Data in Political Science
  • Roundtable 4: Climate Change – a Game Changer or just another Variable for Political Research?


There is a two-stage process for submitting proposals to the Academic Programme:

  1. Call for Sections: 16 September – 18 November 2019 (midnight UK time)
  2. Call for full Panels and individual Papers: 3 December 2019 – 19 February 2020 (midnight UK time)

Registration fees

Standard non-ECPR member: €403
Standard ECPR member: €261.95
Student non-ECPR member: €261.95*
Student ECPR member: €120.90*

*To be eligible for the student rate, you must send one of the following to the Events Team by midnight UK time on 20 May 2020:

  • a valid copy of your student ID
  • a letter from your supervisor or Head of Department confirming you are or will be a student at the time of the event
  • a copy of your enrolment confirmation
Stay Tuned: Subscribe to our Events mailing list via MyECPR.
Questions? Contact our Events Team / +44 (0)1206 630046.

We're seeking our next host! Perhaps your institution could host our General Conference from 2021?
If you're interested,
email our Events Manager to discover the many benefits of hosting.

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