Welcome to the homepage of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR)

The purpose of the ECSR, founded in 1991, is to promote theory-driven empirical research in sociology in Europe, particularly by encouraging cooperation between research centres. Currently, more than 90 leading European research institutes and university departments are members of the Consortium.

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.

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

Membership is open to research institutes and university departments in all European countries.

You will find more information about the range of ECSR activities as well as indications on how to apply for membership on this website.

Development of ECSR in the course of time

1991: Foundation by 19 European social scientists of 10 nations in St. Martin, Germany
1996:  26 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
2019:  97 member institutes of 25 nations
2020: 102 member institutes of 26 nations



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