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 was established to promote the discipline’s interests and pursue its professional goals. It seeks to make political science more meaningful in public debate and policy-making.
Among other things, the union of national associations is a reaction to the increasing harmonisation of the European higher education landscape. ECPSA creates a framework for the cooperation and exchange in Europe related to all aspects of political science as an academic discipline and its professional organisation.
In June 2008 the first elections of the Executive Committee were held in Valencia, Spain. The latest were held in Lisbon, Portugal, in February 2019.Learn more
The Executive Committee consists of representatives of the Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish and Finish Political Science Associations. Professor Krisztina Arató (from the Hungarian Political Science Association) was elected as new president of the ECPSA at the Annual General Assembly, held in Lisbon in 2019.
ECPSA has adopted a mission statement which can be found on this website.