ECSR is a non-profit, scientific, professional organization that promotes theoretically driven empirical research in Sociology.


The ECSR organizes yearly conferences and annual graduate schools. It offers visitor grants for graduate students and awards a yearly prize for the best PhD thesis among candidates from the ECSR member institutes. It provides funding to organize thematic conferences and network workshop.


Currently, more than 60 leading European academic institutions are members of the association.

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The European Sociological Review (ESR) is the Consortium’s official journal.


  • In memoriam Professor Ellu Saar
    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Ellu Saar (08.10.1955 – 02.06.2024), a former member of the Board of the European Consortium for Sociological Research. Ellu was a key figure in sociology in Estonia, and was affiliated with the Institute of International and Social Studies (IISS) for over 35 years. She … Read more
  • ECSR 2026 Annual Conference
    The 2026 annual conference will take place in Dublin, June 10th-13th, 2026.
  • ECSR 2025 Annual Conference
    The 2025 annual conference will take place in Cologne, September 3rd – 5th, 2025.

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