2016 General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

Date: 2016-09-08 00:00:00 AM - 2016-09-09 00:00:00 AM
Venue: Charles University in Prague, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Prague 1
Event Website: http://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=95



Barbora Padrtova, Expert in the Geopolitics and Security Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, organised the panel session ‘Current security challenges in the Arctic – perspectives from European non-Arctic states’ at the European Consortium for Political Research’s 2016 General Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

ECPR Conference Background

The ECPR’s General Conference is the largest political science event in Europe, bringing some 2,000 political scientists together every autumn. The 2016 Conference will be held at Charles University, Prague, in the Czech Republic; the oldest institution of higher learning in Central Europe. One of the best preserved cultural centres of Europe, Prague is often referred to as ‘Golden Prague’, ‘The City of a Hundred Spires’ and ‘The Paris of the East’, and we look forward to holding the 10th anniversary of the General Conference in this beautiful city.

The academic programme takes the traditional format of Sections and Panels, with over 60 Sections normally being organised, each focussing on a particular sub-field of the discipline. Each Section then contains between three and eight Panels, each addressing a specific question within the overall topic.

The ECPR General Conference attracts a truly international audience crossing all sub-disciplines of political science and indeed all career stages; presenting a Paper therefore 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.


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