The ECPR has recently made some improvements to the way its Standing Groups are presented on its website. These are designed primarily to provide more information in more user-friendly format to people who might be interested in joining a Standing Group. These developments also enable people to join a Group at the click of a button, via the ECPR website.

In order to join you will need a MyECPR account, which we assume many of you will already have. If you do not have one, you can create an account in only a few minutes (and you need not be from an ECPR member institution to do so).

If you are from an ECPR member institution your membership to the Standing Group is automatic. If you are from a non-member institution we will need to accept your application to join, so you membership status (which you can see via your MyECPR account, and on the Standing Group pages when you are logged in to MyECPR) will be ‘pending’ until we accept you.

A second key change, is that membership to all Standing Groups is now biannual, running every two calendar years. You will therefore be asked to renew your membership in January every two years. This is the same process as joining, and only takes one click of a button.

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