Welcome to the homepage of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR)
Founded in 1991, the ECSR's purpose is to promote theoretically-driven empirical research in sociology in Europe, in particular by encouraging cooperation between research centers. Currently more than 80 leading European research institutes and university departments are members of the Consortium.
ECSR organizes yearly conferences and annual Graduate Schools. It offers internship grants for graduate students and awards a yearly prize for the best PhD thesis from an ECSR member institute.
The European Sociological Review is the official journal of the Consortium.
Membership is open to research institutes and University Departments in all European countries.
You will find more information about all ECSR activities and how to apply for membership on this website.
Development of ECSR in the course of time
1996: 27 member institutes of 13 nations
2000: 44 member institutes of 17 nations
2003: 53 member institutes of 19 nations
2012: 68 member institutes of 20 nations
2016: 85 member institutes of 23 nations
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