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NoPSA 2021

XIX Nordic Political Science Association Congress


Due to Covid-19 pandemic, NoPSA 2020 has been postponed until 2021.
New dates are: 10 – 13 August 2021

The Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland hosts the Nordic Political Science Congress 2020 in cooperation with the Institute of Public Administration & Politics at the University of Iceland, the University of Akureyri and the Icelandic Political Science Association.

Further information:
To keep you posted on NoPSA 2021, please check this website, which will be updated regularly with all academic and practical information regarding the congress and your stay in Reykjavik.

Registration fee – to be announced in the fall


Important dates

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

Call for papers is now closed

  • 1 March 2019 
    Call for workshops opens

  • 31 May 2019
    Deadline for submission of workshop abstracts

  • 15 August 2019
    Approval of workshops

  • 15 December 2019
    Early bird registration opens 

  • 15 January 2020
    Approval of abstracts

  • 20 May 2020
    Early bird registration closes

  • 1 July 2020
    Late registration

See you in Reykjavik in..



Meeting venue is University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

The university’s main campus lies immediately south-west of Tjörnin lake in the centre of Reykjavík. It covers about 10 hectares in total. There are around 30 buildings in total, the oldest of which, Gamli Garður, was built in 1934. The Main Building overlooks a semi-circular lawn, featuring a statue of Sæmundur Fróði. In 2007, a new service centre was opened next to the main building, and many of the most vital service desks were relocated there.


In light of current uncertainty over international travel due to the Coronavirus the organizing committee for the NoPSA Congress in 2020 and the NoPSA Board have decided to postpone the NoPSA Congress for one year.
The new dates for the NoPSA Congress are 10 – 13 August 2021.

We offer all those who intended to participate in the NoPSA Congress 2020 to keep their spot for NoPSA 2021. Workshop leaders that decide to continue their workshop will be responsible for keeping track of cancellations of papers, to accept revisions of papers in their workshop and to accept or reject additional papers into their workshop. Workshop leaders may decide to reject a revised or modified paper given that it will not be compatible with the workshop.

We kindly ask workshop leaders to confirm their continued participation in NoPSA 2021 as soon as possible, however no later than 1 September 2020, by writing to stjornsyslaogstjornmal@hi.is (cc eho@hi.is).

Minor changes to the description of workshops can be revised until 1 September 2020. If the revision of the workshop will be substantial, please cancel the existing workshop and submit a new workshop proposal during the call for workshop proposals which opens up in September this year.

If leaders of a workshop decide to cancel their workshop we will do all that is in our power to either assign new workshop leaders or find a spot for the remaining papers in other workshops.

In the fall we will open up a new call for additional workshops and papers for NoPSA 2021. In that call we will include those workshops that where planned this August (2020), given that the workshop leaders intend to offer them in 2021 and that they give a permission to open them up to more papers.

Conference fee and accommodation
All registrations will automatically be converted to the new date.
A registration transfer to a colleague will be allowed.
For those participants that opt for keeping their payment for next year it is guaranteed that the conference fee will stay the same for them. As budgeting for the NoPSA Congress 2021 needs to be reconsidered, there is a slight possibility that the conference fee might have to be raised within reasonable limits.
An early bird fee will be offered once registration is opened again in the fall and will be possible until April 2021.

If you however decide not to attend, the registration fee will be fully refunded.
The cancellation must be received no later than 20 May 2020 and sent to: NOPSA2020@sena.is
Refunds may take up to 20 days to process and will be credited back to the credit card you used to register for the conference.
Accommodation reserved through the NOPSA2020 registration system will be cancelled and fully refunded less administration fee of ISK 6.000.

We wish you a good summer and we hope to see you all in 2021.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Eva Heiða Önnudóttir

Please save the date for NoPSA 2021, 10 – 13 August in Reykjavík!