Acceptance notifications: To be sent late January 2017

Milan, a global centre of fashion and design and the financial capital of Italy, will host the EPSA’s seventh annual general conference, taking place from June 22-24, 2017.

The conference will take place in the  Palazzo delle Stelline, a converted monastery that is now a modern, custom-designed conference centre with first-class facilities and amenities. Set in an elegant 16th-century monastery, the conference centre is a 5-minute walk from Milano Nord Cadorna train station and a 12-minute walk from the medieval fortress and museum, Castello Sforzesco. Attached to the conference centre is a hotel with 105 guest rooms.

EPSA expects about 800 participants at the Milan conference. We will have from 180-200 panels on all issues of modern political science. Participants will find plenty of opportunity to discuss their work, to network or to simply enjoy the environs and attractions of Milan in the summer.

EPSA’s annual conference is a general political science conference and as such, invites the presentation of cutting edge research results from all fields of political science and all types of interdisciplinary research with a political component.

Conference committee co-chairs: Fabio Franchino and Kenneth Benoit

The 2017 conference committee consists of five broad categories, under which there will also be specific sections.

  • Political Behavior, Parties and Elections. 
    • Elections
    • Parties
    • Political Behavior
    • Political Organization
    • Political Sociology
    • Political Communication
  • Comparative Politics and Political Economy. 
    • Political Economy
    • Political Geography
    • Formal Analysis of Institutions and Decisions
  • International Politics and Conflict Research. 
    • International Relations
    • International Organization
    • International Conflict and Civil Wars
    • Foreign Policy
  • Politics and Policies. 
    • Country Studies (American, German, Chinese Politics, Arab, Asian)
    • Regional Politics
    • EU Politics
    • Legislative Politics
    • Political Theory
  • Political Methodology. (in collaboration with the Society for Political Methodology)
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Big Data
    • Text Analysis
    • Survey Methods
    • Measurement
    • Qualitative Methods

Sections are designed to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Our small number of panels covering multiple sub-categories enable organizers to combine papers relevant to one another across often arbitrary sub-field boundaries. EPSA also uses a two-stage selection mechanism that guarantees that no proposal gets rejected for lack of fit to our sections.

Organized Panel Proposals.  EPSA invites the submission of panel proposals, although we may limit these in order to maintain fair access to the conference for individual proposers and to enable the assembly of coherent panels by the section and conference organizers.  Papers that are part of a pre-organized panel submission should insert the word “panel:” followed by the panel organizer’s last name as the first two words of the paper title.  The panel proposer should also email the section organizer(s) with the line-up of the proposed panel, including chair and discussant.  If a panel proposal is not accepted, EPSA will nevertheless consider its individual components as part of the regular individual proposal process.

Note: Discounted rates apply to student members for the annual conference.
(EPSA may be joined separately here.)

For general questions about the conference or questions about the proposal submission system, or about proposals or the proposal submission process please address queries to