The General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) meets in Hamburg for the first time from August 22-25, 2018. The meeting is the largest political science conference in Europe. Around 2,500 delegates will discuss current research findings and new developments in political science at the University of Hamburg.
Particular attention will be on democracy research especially the endangerment of liberal democracies and handling variants of populism and extremism. Katharina Fegebank, Deputy Mayor of Hamburg and Senator in the Ministry of Science, Research and Equality will give a welcoming speech.
Europe’s largest political science association
The ECPR was founded in 1970 with the aim of developing and supporting political science by promoting co-operation, improving training opportunities and establishing professional contacts. Today, Europe’s largest political science association has around 350 institutional members from over 50 countries. Although the focus is on Europe, some members also hail from the United States, Brazil or Russia.