ECREA

European Communication Research
and Education Association

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Objectives

ECREA’s principle objectives are to:

  • build a community of communication scholars by providing spaces for exchange of ideas, theoretical insights, research findings, research methodologies and educational practices; 

  • ensure that such a scholarly community is built on principles of equality and inclusiveness, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation of its members;

  • provide support for underprivileged groups of scholars; 

  • promote collaborative research, pedagogic or publishing projects;

  • support development of communication research or education in areas or regions where the field is underdeveloped;

  • promote the interests of communication scholars.


To facilitate this, our main activities include:

  • organisation of biennial ECC conference as well as smaller-scale conferences, seminars and workshops organised by Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks

  • providing organisational (permanent Networks) and financial support (Young Scholar’s fund for PhD student conference and summer school grants) for underprivileged groups of scholars

  • publishing collaborative intellectual work of our members within Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education Series and supporting publication of Researching and Teaching Communication Series

  • encouraging, supporting, and publishing the work of young researchers (e.g. within the framework of  European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School);

  • co-ordinateing circulation of information on communications research through Newsletter and mailing list;      

  • defending critical principles on which academic freedom is based on, including issuing statements of protest in cases of prosecution of academics or academic institutions;

  • promoting widely recognised principles regarding integrity of scientific inquiry and academic work;

  • developing links with relevant national and international and with professional communication researchers working for commercial organisations and regulatory institutions, both public and private;

  • participating in initiatives and activities that promote the interests of communication scholars and social relevance of the field of social sciences and humanities.

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ECREA

Chaussée de Waterloo 1151
1180 Uccle
Belgium

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