NoPSA 2021

10 – 13 August – Reykjavik, Iceland

The NoPSA Congress 2021 goes virtual

Because of the uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, regarding the different status of the pandemic in different countries, persistent travel restrictions and the challenging vaccination process the organisation committee of the NoPSA Congress 2021 and the Board of NoPSA have reached the difficult decision to transition to a fully virtual congress in 2021.

Further information about revised procedures will be updated on the website of the congress in April.

Registration is now open

NoPSA Congress 2021 in Reykjavik
Call for papers

Dear colleagues,

As many of you know, the triannual NoPSA Congress was supposed to be held at the University of Iceland in August 2020 but was postponed until August 2021. Many of the workshop leaders and paper authors decided to continue their participation for 2021. In addition to that we did open a call for additional workshops in the autumn and now call for for additional papers to be included in the proposed workshops.

If your paper has already been accepted for the NoPSA Congress 2020 you will not have to resubmit your proposal, but you workshop leader will ask you to confirm your participation.

For now, we continue the planning of NoPSA 2021 to be held in Reykjavik in August 2021. However, we might be forced to move the NoPSA Congress online if there will still be uncertainties about restrictions (e.g. travel restrictions) due to the corona outbreak and the outlook for August. This decision will be made no later than at the end of March 2021. While we sincerely hope that the NoPSA Congress can be held in Reykjavik in August we have to be open for the possibility to move the Congress online. In accordance with the uncertainties of how 2021 will look the early bird fee registration has been set to the late date of 31 May 2021.

The deadline to send in abstracts for additional papers is 1 February 2021. We kindly ask you to send your abstract and title to the chairs of the workshop. Information about the email addresses for each workshop leaders are here below together with descriptions for each workshop.

You can apply by sending an email to the chairs of the workshops by 1 February 2021 containing:

  1. a) the paper title,
    b) Abstract (150-200 words) and
    c) the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation and email address.

Conference fee*:
An early bird fee until 30 May 2021:                29,500 ISK
A late fee until 1 July 2021:                                 36,000 ISK
Fee for doctoral students until 1 July 202:      29,500 ISK

*Those who have already paid the conference fee for the NoPSA 2020 congress, keep their spot and their feel unchanged.

Participation and languages
Participants are urged to attend every session of their workshop. Only exceptionally, and with the permission of the workshop leaders, may participants split time between different groups.

Preliminary programme

Tuesday 10 August
09.00 –                      Registration Open
14.00 – 15.30            Workshops
16.00 – 17.00            A keynote speech by Cas Mudde. To be confirmed.
17.30                          Reception

Wednesday 11 August
08.00 – 12.00             Workshops
12.00 – 13.30              Lunch Break
13.00 – 16.00              Workshops
16.00-17.30                Inaugural SPS plenary by Richard Katz. To be confirmed
18.00                           Option for excursions and etc.

Thursday 12 August
08.00 – 12.00             Workshops
12.00 – 13.00              Lunch Break
13.00 – 16.00              Workshops
18:00                           Conference dinner

Friday 13 August
08.00 – 12.00               Workshops

Important dates

Please note dates and deadlines for each item – and make sure to check back frequently for further information.

  • 5 December 2020
    Call for paper abstract opens

  • 5 December 2020
    Early bird registration opens 

  • 15 January 2021
    Deadline for submission of paper abstracts
  • 1 February 2021
    Approval of abstracts

  • 30 May 2021
    Early bird registrations closes

  • 1 July 2021
    Late registration