All the info you need are in the lastest program : click here


Swiss Political Science Association (SPSA) Annual Congress 2022

SPSA-22 - Lastest information

Dear participants of the Swiss Congress of Political Science 2022,

You will find in the latest version of the program all the necessary information to connect online, to know the schedule of the presentations, or to discover our social activities : CONGRESS PROGRAM

A few brief explanations and instructions on how our online congress works:

There is only one link (you reveived by email on 1st february) to connect to the main congress events. By connecting to this link, you will access the “MAIN ROOM” where the two plenary events the SPSA General Assembly and the Plenary Session will be held. From this “Main room” you will also be able to access some "BREAKOUT ROOMS" where the panels of the different Working groups will be held. There is one “breakout room” per working group and some working groups are divided into two “breakout rooms” (A and B). For the two days of the congress, the main room will open 15 minutes before the start of the first session of the day.

Please, check the page 4 of the program to see the side event zoom links.

SPSA-22 : Side events and social activities



  • Coffee break
  • Share your Phd experience
  • Wishlist 2022
  • Pub Quiz
  • Virtual visit of UNIL campus

All the information you need for these activities : click here


The annual Congress of the SPSA 2022 will take place online on the 3rd and 4th of February 2022 and organized by the Institute of Political Studies of th UNIL.

The general conference theme will be focused on the politics of crisis. Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 is profoundly affecting our everyday life and raises numerous questions on the social and political implications of the pandemic, and the political responses to this public health crisis. Despite the singularity of the current crisis, it also requires addressing broader questions in relation to ongoing political, social, economic, financial, and environmental transformations. More specifically, what are the impacts of crises like the COVID-19 on the public opinion? What are political actors’ strategies from the local to the transnational level? How do crises affect public policy and multilevel governance arrangements? How do countries and national institutions and political actors react to these disruptions? How have these changes affected political processes and outputs? What may explain divergences or similarities in these reactions? Is it possible to distinguish between short term reactions to an urgent situation, and more long-term impact on the functioning of public policy and politics in general?

Some of these questions will be addressed during the plenary session with a specific focus on the political impact of COVID-19. The keynote speech will be held by Giliberto Capano, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bologna, specialist in public administration and public policy in comparative perspective. His recent works specifically relate to the political reactions to COVID-19 in Italy and abroad.

The keynote speech will be followed by a roundtable dealing with the broader issue of crisis management (including for instance the climate emergency and the financial crisis).