ECPR General Conference 2014 3 - 6 September 2014, University of Glasgow

Published: 17 July 2014

ECPR General Conference 2014 3 - 6 September 2014, University of Glasgow

Assessing Accession in conjunction with the ECPR Standing Group for Central and East European Politics will co-host a specialist section (S053) at the 8th ECPR General Conference to be held at Glasgow University on 3rd-6th September 2014.

The ECPR's General Conference is its largest event, often bringing together some 2,500 political scientists from throughout the world. Demand has meant that from Glasgow in 2014, the General Conference will be an annual event, with the 2015 Conference taking place in Montreal – the ECPR’s first ever event to be held outside of Europe.

The academic programme takes the traditional format of Sections, organised around a common theme or major research question. Each Section then contains between three and eight Panels, each addressing a specific question. For Glasgow, 66 sections have been accepted, which equates to over 300 Panels. With a truly international attendance expected, which crosses all sub-disciplines of political science and indeed all career stages, presenting a Paper provides the opportunity to benefit from invaluable discussion and debate. Alternatively, participants can simply observe and still take advantage of the full conference experience.

The key to a successful conference is teaming a challenging academic content with a stimulating plenary timetable, which also includes social functions that facilitate effective networking. The General Conference does just this through round tables, a plenary lecture and an interesting social programme. The fact that the General Conference is held in the university buildings of a different city each year, means that participants can truly experience both academic and social life in a different country throughout the event.

The 2014 General Conference will be held at the Main Campus, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Building, G12 8QQ, Scotland.

For further information please contact   Jenna Barnard / +44 (0) 1206 874963

or at  Assessing Accession 


First published: 17 July 2014