The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is an institutional membership
organisation open to any university, college, or department of any scholarly institution
engaged in teaching and research in political science and its related disciplines
The ECPR operates two types of membership, dependent on the location of the member:
Full Membership is open to all institutions based in Europe and Associate Membership
to all other non-European countries. Both Full and Associate Members receive the
same extensive range of benefits, with the key difference being that Associate Members
cannot stand for, or vote, in an Executive Committee election and may not direct
a workshop at the ECPR’s Joint Sessions of Workshops. Associate Members with six
consecutive years’ membership can now, however, apply to become Full Members and
thus enjoy those additional benefits.
Although it is the university that becomes the member of the ECPR, every scholar
(from post graduate level and above) within (and affiliated to) that institution
can benefit from membership to the organisation. This is not restricted to the political
science department; individuals in related fields such as sociology, economics and
history can also benefit.
At present the ECPR has some 400 institutional members, which translates into approximately
10,000 individuals who are part of the ECPR network. Being part of this network
is the key benefit of membership to the ECPR. Other, more tangible benefits available
to all include:
- Free attendance at the annual Joint Sessions
- Reduced fees for the annual ECPR Schools
in Methods & Techniques.
- Reduced fees for the biennial Graduate and (soon to be annual)
- Grants for attending the Joint Sessions.
- Travel and Accommodation Grants for graduate students attending ECPR events.
- Scholarships available for participants at the Graduate Conference, ECPR Methods
Schools and supported spring and summer schools.
- FREE online access and print copies of the EPS journal (European Political
Science, published in association with Palgrave Macmillan).
- FREE print copies of the EJPR journal (European Journal of Political Research,
published in association with Wiley Blackwell).
- FREE print copies of the EPSR journal (European Political Science Review,
published in association with Cambridge University Press).
- SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS on all ECPR Press titles.
- 30% DISCOUNT on all Comparative Politics Series books (published in association
with Oxford University Press).
- Being part of a large network of academics with related research interests.
- Join a Standing Group or Network.
All information about ECPR activities is available on the ECPR website. It is also
channelled through an "official representative" (OR) who is nominated by his/her
institution. The OR is sent all correspondence about the ECPR and all publications
(for distribution within the member institution).
Full and associate members benefit fully from the special activities which the ECPR
organises from time to time, such as conferences, round tables, special offers for