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Fourth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics

25 to 27 September 2008
University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Organized by the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union


The conference will be held in two venues that are within easy walking distance. The principal venue will be in the main buildings of the University of Latvia in downtown Riga.

The second conference venue will be at the Reval Hotel Latvia. This is one of the landmark hotels in the city and a very popular conference venue. We have blocked a number of rooms for conference participants. If you would like to stay at the Reval Hotel Latvia, then we would suggest you make reservations clearly indicating that you are part of the ecpr booking. The booking reference is 362391. Please note that early hotel bookings are strongly recommended.

PLEASE NOTE that our block booking at the Reval Hotel will expire at the end of May 2008.

Riga is a beautiful Baltic seaport with a wide number of hotels and easy air access to all parts of Europe. A recent article by Jon Fasman in the New York Times highlights the city's 'stunning Art Deco architecture . . . vibrant nightlife and inventive restaurants . . . [and] sense of Baltic optimism.'

Conference participants are encouraged to book their travel using any of the large number of on-line travel agencies such as expedia or travelocity. You may also want to take advantage of the education support rebates made available by Hotels Combined, which aggregates information from a number of websites. Please note that the conference organizers have no official relationship with any travel agency. Nevertheless, we have negotiated a block-booking with the Reval Hotel Latvia that is large enough to accommodate most if not all participants and very easy walking distance both to the main university buildings and to the historic center of Riga.

Riga also benefits from the services of a number of low cost European air carriers. Before booking your flights, you may want to consult Air Baltic, Ryanair, Easyjet, or Norwegian airlines.

The local organizer for the conference is Professor Nils Muiznieks, who is Director of the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute of the University of Latvia. Questions about the local organization of the conference may be directed to Professor Muizniek's assistant, Ms Ieva Zlemeta.

If you would like to sign up for information about the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, please send a blank email to our list-serve. This will register you as an individual member of the Standing Group and bring you into our (moderated) mailing list. You do not have to make a proposal to the conference in order to join the list.

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