About Us

About Us

The ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations aims to build a global community of scholars interested in reforming democracy through practices that place citizens at the centre of politics and governance. The Standing Group (SG) is an inclusive community, welcoming academics from various theoretical, methodological, and empirical traditions.

Among the SG’s flagship programs include the ECPR Annual General Conference’s Democratic Innovations Section, ECPR Joint Sessions, and Summer Schools. Learn more about the SG’s activities here.

The SG welcomes proposals for events that develop collaborations across disciplines, topic areas and methodological expertise. We are particularly keen to support activities that promote mentorship between senior and junior scholars.

Formed in 2010 under the leadership of Professors Kimmo Grönlund (Åbo Akademi) and Brigitte Geißel (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main), Democratic Innovations is one the biggest and most vibrant SGs in the European Consortium for Political Research today.