The ECPR’s Joint Sessions of Workshops have a unique format that makes them a leading forum for substantive discussion and collaboration between scholars of political science. They are now recognised as one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar. In 2018, the Joint Sessions will take place at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Workshops are closed gatherings of 15-20 participants, which last for about five days, bringing together scholars from across the world and all career stages. Topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only scholars currently working in the Workshop's field, and with a Paper or research document for discussion, are invited to participate.  Participants may attend only one Workshop, and must stay for the duration of the event.  This format ensures intensive collaboration which often results not only in thorough critiques of the new research being presented, but in new research groups being formed to take that work forward.

The Joint Sessions of Workshops have been held in a different European city, at an ECPR Full-Member university, each spring since 1973. 

For further information please contact Marcia Taylor / +44 (0) 1206 630045.


The call for Papers is now OPEN
Please submit your proposal via this form by Wednesday 6 December 2017.
Kindly note: Paper proposals sent directly to Workshop Directors will not be considered.

If you work or study at an ECPR member institution, you can apply for funding from 1 October 2017. We'll tell you more about it soon. If you're not sure whether your institution is a member, find out here.
For queries relating to funding, or for any general Joint Sessions enquiry, email event organiser Marcia Taylor.