President: Silvana Colella
Universita' di Macerata
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici - Lingue, Mediazione, Storia, Lettere, Filosofia
via Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, 28, 62100 Macerata
T.+39 0733 258 4062
The European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres is a university-based initiative to organise European Research Institutes, Humanities Faculties and Centres for the Humanities.
The profile of the humanities in Europe today has become a contested space that is often the focus of polemical debates but seldom the object of rigorous scientific discussions. This consortium rests on the double assumption that effective international and intra-European networking in defence of the humanities, on the one hand, and interdisciplinary research across the field of the humanities, on the other, can play a significant role in shaping this debate about the humanities today and offer workable alternatives to the renewal of the field. The consortium pursues the highest international standards of excellence with a spirit of innovation and exploration of new research areas, but also with an acute sense of the social and political relevance of the humanities in Europe today.
Executive Committee Chair
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Founded in 1970, ECPR is the leading European academic association with a mission to advance political science.
We bring scholars together across our global network to develop research and grow the discipline. Our members are universities, and the communities within them, engaged in the research and teaching of social sciences. Through our events, publications and research groups, we foster scholarly collaboration across borders.
We support academics at every stage of their career, providing training, research opportunities and professional development.
ECPR helps interpret the world’s complex and changing political landscape for the benefit of all.
Member of the Board
Contact: Beatriz Camacho
University of Valencia
Facultad de Derecho/Law School
Avda. Los Naranjos, s.n. Valencia, 46022 (Spain)
In November 2007 the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA) was founded in Berlin, Germany. It is currently a union of twenty-three national and international associations of political science in Europe.
ECPSA promotes the discipline of political science throughout Europe. As the European higher education landscape is increasingly harmonised, there is need for an organisation to promote the discipline’s interests and pursue its professional goals. The Confederation seeks to make political science more meaningful in public debate and policy-making. It facilitates collaboration between political science associations with the aim of improving services and benefits to the members of each. ECPSA has as its main functions to:
1- provide political science associations in Europe with a forum for the deliberation of common issues (such as teaching, curricula, research and resourcing, etc.) and a framework for cooperation;
2- represent political science as a discipline to the general public, policy-makers and the media;
3- facilitate the mobility of academics and students across Europe;
4- share information on the Bologna process and other developments of the higher education landscape in Europe and enhance the interests of political science in those processes;
5- support democratic political / civic education;
6- contribute to the development of methods and standards of quality assurance and accreditation;
7- ensure that decision-makers consider the discipline’s interests in regard to issues of doctoral training, employment qualifications and professional standing, both nationally and across Europe;
8- disseminate best practice in the management and organisation of academic and professional associations;
9- develop relations with other political science groups, associations and with cognate disciplines.
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The aim of the ‘European Educational Research Association’ (EERA) is to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society. High quality research not only acknowledges its own context but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. The association’s activities, such as the annual conference, season schools for emerging researchers and publishing, build on and promote free and open dialogue and critical discussion and take a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to theory, methods and research ethics.
EERA is an association of educational research associations. Every national, regional or supra-regional corporation engaged in general educational research may become a member, as long as they are domiciled in Europe.
Prof Dr Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans
The European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) is the major learned society in the domain of administrative sciences on the European continent, and a regional group of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).
EGPA supports the development of the IIAS and provides a major contribution to the achievement of the mission of the institute: developing public administration and the public service worldwide.
EGPA aims at being the European Platform for Public Administration associating specialized researchers and practitioners.
The EGPA Strategy reflects the double nature of the domain:
- To public administration as an interdisciplinary field of scientific disciplines, EGPA contributes by providing platforms in most key areas of research and scholarly inquiry in the domain: twenty-two Permanent Study Groups (PSGs) are currently active and our Annual Conference is a major scientific events at continental level.
- To public administration as an art and a profession, EGPA contributes by providing useful knowledge that may support the work of public servants and agents in Europe and beyond: EGPA Policy Papers on European Governance.
- to organise and encourage the generation and exchange of knowledge on developments in the theory and practice of public administration;
- to contribute to the development of comparative studies on public administrations in a European perspective;
- to facilitate innovation in ideas and models, methods and techniques relating to public administration;
- to foster the development and consolidation of a community of experts of PA, grouping together recognized scholars, young researchers, and practitioners.
Jouke van Dijk
European Regional Science Association (ERSA)
Tel. +32 (0)10 47 43 62
The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) is the supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe. Members are academics, policy professionals and researchers interested in spatial economics and planning, regional and local development and related issues. They are drawn largely from the disciplines of economics, geography and planning. There are presently 19 active associations (commonly named ’sections’), some, such as the German or French speaking sections, organized on linguistic groupings and covering more than one country. Constituent associations range in size from more than 700 members to 27. The largest sections have their own national professional organizers. In total ERSA has some 3500 members in its constituent associations.
The main functions of ERSA, apart from promoting the field of regional science, are to organise an annual European Congress, an annual Summer School, the EPAINOS prize for young scientists and the EIB-ERSA prize to recognise outstanding regional scientists.
The European Sociological Association (ESA) aims to facilitate sociological research, teaching and communication between sociologists, sociologists and other scientists, and to give sociology a voice in European affairs. Its focus is the development of sociological knowledge.
ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of 2800 members. It was established in 1994-95, following deliberations and consultations among sociologists from a diverse range of countries.
Europe is in the midst of massive changes. Sociology has much to contribute to European level debates and developments. The ESA has an important role to play in organising the European debate and setting the agenda.
For this purpose, the ESA organises and supports up to 40 events each term (two years) and publishes 2 scientific journals.
Regular reports about ESA's activities can be read in the European Sociologist.
President Asun López-Varela
University Complutense, Madrid
The European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée ESCL/SELC is an association that has been actively promoting CompLit since 2003. Over time, it has gathered almost a 1000 members and over 3500 are following its Facebook page. ESCL/SELC has organized 8 international biennial congresses attracting participants from every corner of the globe.
ESCL/SELC aims to provide a European space for interdisciplinary dialogues about culture, literature and literary studies and to facilitate exchanges of ideas and information among scholars, promoting international collaborative research and teaching, generating relevant debates through publications and international conferences, enabling the circulation of students and staff, and generally supporting and internationalising the work of regional, national, cross-national associations of comparative literature.
Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia)
Matthew Dyson (Cambridge)
Founded in 2009 in The Hague, the European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) was born out of frustration with the narrow nationalism and geographical segregation of legal history in contemporary European scholarship and professional organisations.
We take a wider view.
The Society aims, of course, to promote comparative legal history, the explicit comparison of legal ideas and institutions in two or more legal traditions. We acknowledge, too, that comparative law and legal history (internal or external) are fundamentally related. Both comparatists and legal historians are travellers: the one in space, the other in time. If only to establish context to more restricted research, legal historians should always look beyond the spatial borders and jurisdictional boundaries—including our present national legal systems—that are themselves products of the past. This isn’t merely useful background information. Legal history in general, and European legal history in particular, was fundamentally plural, a dynamic interaction of multifarious common and particular laws. Legal historians shouldn’t ignore this.
The Society also appreciates the importance of generating dialogue across national and disciplinary boundaries to achieve our goals. To accomplish this, we have established a blog, held an inaugural conference, and begun co-operation with those with shared aims.
European Science Foundation
1, quai Lezay-Marnésia - BP 90015
67080 Strasbourg cedex – France
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 76 21 71
ESF is committed to promoting the highest quality science in Europe to drive progress in research and innovation.
We work closely with our members, customers and partners, sharing our expertise and offering solution-orientated services aimed at increasing the quality and effectiveness of science and science-related activities in Europe.
ESF has had an enormous and lasting impact on the science community within Europe and beyond.
With 42 years’ experience in all areas of research, ESF was originally set up as a coordinating body for Europe’s main research funding and research performing organisations. In that time, the Foundation has supported over 2,000 programmes and networks, gathering more than 300,000 scientists from 186 countries through funding from 80 Member Organisations in 30 countries.
As the research landscape has evolved, so too has ESF’s role in supporting scientific endeavours. ESF’s traditional research support activities (EUROCORES, European Collaborative Research Projects, Exploratory Workshops, Research Networking Programmes) have been concluded to make room for a new expert services division called Science Connect.
Science Connect delivers practical, skilled and interdisciplinary support and consultancy services across all sectors of the science community.
ESF continues in its role as host to high-level expert boards and committees, and supports them in achieving their objectives. ESF also continues to serve its member organisations through the following activities:
- Access to key decision-makers through its broad network
- Strategic advice and road mapping
- Support for access to EU funding
- Privileged access to scientific services
- Specialised seminars and reports
EUROGEO is a respected authoritative body for research, training and education in geography, GIS and related subject areas, including transport, agriculture, demographics, environment and earth science. EUROGEO has a strong track record in digital skills and jobs, online training and resources and specifically in supporting the use of open data and developing open scientific enquiry and open learning opportunities.
The association has participatory status in the Council of Europe as the professional voice of geographers in Europe and participates in the Parliamentary Assembly, Committee of Regions and other pillars of the Council. EUROGEO has consultative status in the United Nations, where it provides expert advice on issues associated with data and development in the United Nations, for example in the UN Urban Agenda as part of the HABITAT programme and in UNESCO at the Education committee.
Dr Hartmut Mayer, Acting Director
Contact point: Susanne Heinrich
Administrator | The Europaeum
99 Banbury Road | Oxford OX2 6JX | United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 01865 284480
For general information, please contact the Europaeum Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Europaeum is an association of 10 leading European university institutions, designed to serve as an 'international university without walls', in which future scholars and leaders of our new Europe will have an opportunity to share common learning and confront common concerns together.
The Europaeum was founded in 1992 as an association of European universities, with a mission to:
- promote excellence in academic research and teaching collaboration between Europaeum partners;
- act as an open academic network linking Europaeum partners and other bodies in the joint pursuit of study;
- serve as a resource for the general support and promotion of European studies;
- provide opportunities for the joint pursuit of new pan-European initiatives;
- explore new ways and new roles for universities to fulfill their many roles in the new Learning Age;
- develop a ‘pool of talent’ to carry out research and inquiry into problems and questions confronting Europe today and tomorrow;
- help train and educate future leaders for a new Europe.
Europaeum programmes include research projects, annual conferences and student summer schools, lectures, joint teaching programmes, public debates, staff mobility schemes, linked scholarship schemes, and a developing knowledge platform.
ECREA is a learned society of communication scholars devoted to development of communication research and higher education in Europe.
ECREA is organised into 24 thematic Sections, each developing a distinctive field of communication studies, 4 Temporary Working Groups which focus on emerging or underrepresented fields within media and communication studies, and 3 permanent Networks representing specific socio-demographic categories of scholars.
Driven by volunteer work of over one hundred Section, Temporary Working Group and Network Chairs and Vice-Chairs, and eleven-member Executive Board, ECREA is an association with strong bottom-up organisational culture, where various projects and ideas are emerging and materialising through creative energy and enthusiasm of our members.
European Language Council
With 20 years of policy-making history, our association brings together committed language specialists from around the European continent and beyond to support Europe's language infrastructure, improving societal and individual multilingualism and promoting quality language learning.
Filling a unique niche in Europe's language panorama, the CEL/ELC has unique contact to universities, language institutions, the Council of Europe, and the European Commission, mediating at the various levels to envisage, anticipate and adapt to the future language landscape.
Membership in the CEL/ELC grants institutions and language specialists access to a wide variety of projects and like-minded colleagues in similar language fields, and is open to all institutions of higher education and all national and international associations with a special interest in languages. Additionally, we accept applications for associate membership for individuals.
Media and Communications Officer
European Social Survey ERIC
City University of London
+44 (0)20 7040 4907
+44 (0)7976 682 285
The European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) is an academic cross-national survey measuring attitudes and behaviour. Every two years, up to 50,000 face-to-face interviews are conducted across Europe on a wide range of subjects. Since its implementation in 2002, over 425,000 interviews have been undertaken over nine rounds in 38 countries. All European Social Survey data is published anonymously, and made available for free for non-commercial use. As at 3 July 2020, over 160,000 people have registered to download or access the data online. This has led to the publication of 4,417 academic articles that analyse the data (2004-18). The development of the ESS was led by Professor Sir Roger Jowell and Professor Max Kaase at the European Science Foundation (ESF) in 1995.
The ESS became the first social science project to win the annual Descartes Prize for Excellence in Scientific Collaborative Research, awarded by the European Union, in 2005. Included on European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap in 2006, 2008 and 2010, the project was recognised as an ESFRI Landmark in 2016. In 2013, the ESS was awarded European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) status by the European Commission. The project was awarded the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba (LPV) Dataset Award 2020 by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).