Following recent changes in our convenorship, we would like to welcome Caterina Froio, currently VOX-Pol Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, as new joint convenor of the SG. Caterina has worked alongside the SG convenors to organise ‘E&D-endorsed’ sections at the ECPR General Conferences in Prague and Oslo; we are thus very happy to have her on board with us! We will hold a SG meeting at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo, where we will get to discuss future prospects of the network and elections to possibly confirm the ad interim configuration of the Standing Group Steering Committee. More information will follow.