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3rd Winter school Leuven - Montréal (25 february - 3 March 2017): Elections

The Winter School is jointly organised by the University of Leuven and the University of Montréal.

The Winter School is jointly organised by the University of Leuven and the University of Montréal.
When 25 Feb 2017 09:00 AM to
05 Mar 2017 05:00 PM
Where Leuven, Huis Bethlehem, Schapenstraat 34, 3000 Leuven
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The Winter School is jointly organized by the Universities of Montréal and Leuven, and receives support from the ECPR Standing Group on Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, the ICPSR Summer Program, the Leuven International doctoral school for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.

NEW: day by day program NEW UPDATE (20 February)



The third edition of the Leuven-Montreal Winter School on Elections will take place at the University of Leuven (Belgium) from 25 February to 5 March 2017. The Winter School offers courses for PhD students working on elections and voting behavior. 


Previous editions of the Winter School included lectures on topics such as issue voting, political communication, election campaigns, political knowledge, strategic voting, political psychology, economic voting, and political participation. The lecturers were André Blais, Claes de Vreese, William Jacoby, Romain Lachat, Sona Golder, Richard Johnston, Richard Lau, Michael Lewis-Beck, Marc Hooghe, Patrick Fournier, and Ruth Dassonneville. While some of these lecturers will return, the 2017 edition will include new topics and lecturers. 

The Winter School now collaborates with the ICPSR Summer Program (University of Michigan) for a session on methods for electoral research. One full day will be devoted to the methodology of electoral research.


Huis Bethlehem, Schapenstraat 34, 3000 Leuven, Belgium: Location on Google Maps


The tuition fee for the Winter School is 340 euro. This includes the lectures, texts and catering but not housing.

Please not that by participating to the Winter school, you agree with the conditions of the university: "I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood the terms and conditions as provided in the KU Leuven Continuing Education - General terms and conditions for registration, and I agree to all of the terms."

Payment instructions: There are two possibilities to pay the registration fee of 340 euros:

1) Payment by bank transfer to the account of KU Leuven

IBAN: BE60 7340 0666 0370, KU Leuven, Krakenstraat 3, B-3000 LEUVEN, Bank: KBC, Brusselsesteenweg 100, 3000 Leuven, BIC: KREDBEBB

Please mention as reference in the text field: 400/0014/22808  + your name

2) Payment by credit card, via this website

Please note that your payment should reach us by February 8, 2017

Accreditation and grading

Successful participation in the Winter School will be fully accredited (6 ECTS). Additionally, students who require a grade will be evaluated according to the  following three requirements; participation in the discussions of the seminar (25%), oral presentation of the student paper (25%), and the quality of the student paper as revised no later than 6 weeks after the end of the course (50%). This revision should reflect the recommendations given during the seminar.



On this website, you can find suggestions for small excursions and worthwile visits while you are in Leuven.

We also included a list of restaurants in the shared dropbox folder for your convenience.