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.

Call for Scholarship Applications: Get your EPSA Conference fees paid. NASP Young Investigator Training Program in Political Studies, see below

EPSA received almost 1,400 submissions and 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.

On Friday, prof. Mario Monti will deliver the keynote speech at the Aula Magna of the Università degli Studi di Milano, followed by a Reception at Cortile d’Onore, Ca’ Granda. The keynote speech is organized in collaboration with the Emeritus Professors Association of the Università degli Studi di Milano.



We are expecting a packed set of additional events at the conference, namely:

  • a professionally-hosted wine tasting – register here before 30 April;
  • a Friday evening keynote address by Prof. Mario Monti, followed by
  • a reception at the University of Milan’s breathtaking Cortile d’Onore, Ca’ Granda;
  • a roundtable on Brexit and the future of the European Union.

Social Events

Art Corner: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is located in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, just opposite of Il Palazzo delle Stelline. For conservation purposes, access is allowed to small groups of 25 visitors on selected days and time slots. Booking is compulsory and tickets are available from several websites, e.g. here and here. If interested, we strongly suggest to book your visit as soon as possible. EPSA is not planning a group event.

Museo della Pietà Rondanini, the last unfinished sculpture of Michelangelo Buonarroti, is in the Sforza Castle, a short walk from Il Palazzo delle Stelline. Tickets can also be bought online and on site but admission is limited to 30 visitors at a time. Booking of time slots is only available for groups of between 20 and 30 visitors.

Call for Scholarship Applications: NASP Young Investigator Training Program in Political Studies

NASP News:

NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) invites applications to the NASP Young Investigator Training Program in Political Studies, supported by ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Spa).

The objective of these programs is to promote scientific research and collaboration among internationally-recognized research institutions and to encourage the mobility of young scientists. In particular, scholarships are designed to support the participation of young researchers, working in research facilities abroad, to internationally-recognized research seminars, summer schools and conferences organized by Italian research institutions. The ultimate purpose is to enable young researchers to establish and consolidate relationships with Italian research centers, with the prospect of developing common research projects.

Successful candidates must spend a period of research, lasting at least 1 month, at one of the NASP research institutions. They are required to attend the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (22-24 June 2017, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan) and at least two of the following three research activities:

1) NASP International Workshop on Conflicts and Institutions, 21 June 2017, University of Genoa, Genoa
2) Empirical Implication of Theoretical Models Summer Institute, 24 June – 08 July 2017, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin
3) Research Strategies in Policy Studies Summer School, 10-14 July 2017, University of Genoa, Genoa

During this period, successful candidates will be associated with one of the following NASP research institutions:
1) Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche, NASP Graduate School, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan
2) Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genoa
3) Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia
4) Collegio Carlo Alberto, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin
5) Centro Einaudi, Turin

Applications should include:
1) full curriculum vitae
2) letter of motivation
3) one letter of recommendation
4) paper abstract or full unpublished paper
5) ranked selection of two research activities listed above
6) ranked selection of three NASP research institutions listed above

Ten scholarships are available: seven scholarships of 3000 Euros for applicants from European institutions and three scholarships of 4000 Euros for applicants from non-European institutions.
These scholarships are designed to cover travel, accommodation and participation fees at the EPSA Annual Conference and the EITM Summer School (activities 1 and 3 have no fees). Participation fees for EPSA Conference and EITM Summer School will be paid in advance by NASP while travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed upon submissions of receipts. Reimbursement cannot exceed the scholarship limit, net of participation fees.

At the EPSA Conference, NASP Young Investigators may be asked to act as discussant or to present their paper, even if they have not applied to the Conference. They may also be asked to present their work at the NASP research institution they are associated to.

Applications are online only. Interested candidates can access the online form here.

The deadline for application is 30/04/2017.

For any request, please contact: