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 2023: Call for abstracts
    The European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR) will hold its next annual conference in Prague, the Czech Republic, on September 18th – 20th 2023. The meeting will be hosted by the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences, and Faculty of Arts, Charles University. The conference will be fully physical. The theme of the conference is: European Societies in Times of … Read more
  • Christopher T. Whelan in memoriam
    Christopher T. Whelan, who served as Chair of the Board of the European Consortium for Sociological Research from 2009-2012, has died. Chris did a primary degree in Psychology at University College Dublin followed by an MSc in Sociology from the LSE and completed his doctorate in Sociology from the University of London. He joined the … Read more
  • Ukraine
    ECSR and our community of European sociological scholars are devastated about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people and our colleagues. But, above the personal losses, the attack puts research infrastructure under high stress. Fieldwork is interrupted, and collected data is at risk of being forever lost. Support is needed … Read more

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