Announcement: 6th Leuven-Montréal Winter School on Elections

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6th Leuven-Montréal

Winter School on Elections


In collaboration with the

Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)


Supported by the

ECPR Standing Group on
Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in a Comparative Perspective


The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship


29 February – 7 March 2020, Montréal (Canada)


Elections and voting behaviour are central topics in political science. This line of research calls for sophisticated research, both from a theoretical and a methodological point of view. The high-quality standards in the field imply that there is a need for specific training for PhD students working on these topics. The Leuven-Montréal Winter School addresses this need by offering a program focused on theories and methods in the study of elections and voting behaviour. The Winter School is organized jointly by the universities of Montréal and Leuven, and is based on the expertise of these universities and other well-known scholars on elections and voting behaviour.


Doctoral students in political behaviour, elections, political parties and public opinion. Given the fact that we envision intensive interaction between students and professors, we foresee a maximum of 25 participants. Ideally, we will have a mix of junior and more advanced PhD students.

Courses and application

The school consists of 7 days of teaching, with approximately 42 contact hours. The contact hours are comprised of staff lectures, student presentations, and seminar discussions.

The full program and the call for applications for the 6th edition of the Leuven-Montréal Winter School on Elections will be available in October.


The program fee is 470 CAD and includes lunches, course material, and the social program.


The Winter School will take place in Montréal (Canada). Montréal is a bilingual city (French and English), rich in both history and culture (notably arts, food, and music). At the time of the Winter School, the season’s harshest temperatures are usually a thing of the past, but snow and temperature around the freezing point should be expected.


In 2020, the Université de Montréal hosts the Winter School.


Department of Political Science

Lionel-Groulx Building

3150 rue Jean-Brillant

Montréal QC


Google maps link to the venue


Organizing committee

André Blais (Université de Montréal)

Ruth Dassonneville (Université de Montréal)

Marc Hooghe (University of Leuven)


A pdf version of the annoucement can be found here.


This content has been updated on 20 September 2019 at 21 h 44 min.