The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is an institutional membership association open to scholarly institutions engaged in teaching and research of political science and its related disciplines worldwide. Founded in 1970, key activities include organising conferences and events, such as the unique Joint Sessions of Workshops, publishing book series and journals, including the European Journal for Political Research (EJPR), providing funding opportunities and awarding prizes. Whilst membership is institutional, individuals at post-graduate level and above can benefit from ECPR membership.
The core purpose of the ECPR is to advance the political science field, by bringing academics together from across the World, to explore this complex and constantly changing landscape.
Approximately 13,000 individuals at over 300 member institutions make up the ECPR's network of political scientists and being part of this network is a key benefit of membership. A full list of membership benefits can be found on the website here.
By being a part of the ECPR, members have access to the following key benefits and much more.
- Special ECPR member rates to attend events such as the General Conference, Graduate Student Conference, Methods School and Joint Sessions of Workshops.
- Access to funding to attend ECPR events (for full member institutions).
- The opportunity to attend the Research Sessions and to direct or co-direct a Workshop at the Joint Sessions.
- Free online access to the European Political Science (EPS) journal.
- A printed copy of European Journal for Political Research (EJPR), European Political Science Review (EPSR), and EPS.
- Opportunities to network and collaborate with scholars with similar research interests.
- Free advertising for academic jobs in political and social sciences in the monthly ECPR job bulletin.
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To contact the ECPR, please visit the contact us page here to contact the relevant department.