The Party Congress Research Group consists of a cross-national team of researchers interested developing theories and empirically evaluating the role of party congresses / conferences and intra-party decision-making in democratic politics. On this site you can find information about our research and the scholars contributing to the project as well as details on our workshops and meetings. Please contact us for additional information about the project or ways to contribute at partycongressresearchgroup[at]gmail.com.


SUBMISSIONS are now open for the 2018 meeting in Vienna (June 25-26, 2018) “Intra-Party Politics in the Modern Era”

The Party Congress Research Group would like to invite applications to participate in a two day workshop on “Intra-Party Politics in the Modern Era.” The workshop will be held at the University of Vienna following the European Political Science Association in June. Presentations will be held June 25-26 followed by a general discussion on theoretical, methodological and empirical advancements in the study of intra-party politics. We encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds focused on the politics and dynamics within political parties. We welcome research that broadly touches on topics related to party politics, candidate selection, party organization, leadership competition, or intra-party decision-making. We are happy to receive applicants from interested scholars regardless of career stage.

Please email submissions with a 200 word abstract, your name and affiliation by March 1, 2018 for full consideration to the following  address:  partycongressresearchgroup[at]gmail.com. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any interested scholars.


Past meetings:

  • “Perspectives on Intra-Party Politics: theoretical approaches and practical applications”
    2017 PCRG workshop in Milan, June 26-27, 2017, PCRG 2017 Schedule 
  • PCRG general meeting in Vienna, June 28-29, 2015
  • “Intra-Party Politics and Party Congresses” at the ECPR Research Sessions,  University of Essex, July 8-11, 2014.





More to come soon