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 100 leading European research institutes and university departments are members of the Consortium.

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


  • ECSR Annual Conference
    6-8 July 2022 The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), together with the Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses programme group and the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, are pleased to announce that the next three-day conference will be held at University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands from July 6 to July 8, 2022. The conference will be fully physical. The theme of … Read more
  • New Board 2021-2024
    The ECSR has a new Board. For details click here.
  • ECSR Annual Conference
    7-8 October 2021 Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the 2021 annual ECSR conference will be held online. Conference fees are waived for this year’s event. There is no specific theme for this year conference but, as always, we welcome presentations of the theoretically-driven empirical research (the trade mark of the ECSR) in various sociological areas, … Read more

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