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European Communication Conferences are large-scale international conferences, which bring together activities of all ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks. ECC conferences are organised biennially. They are typically held in October or November every even year, with call for papers being released in December in the year before the conference.

All ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks also organise their smaller-scale and thematically focused conferences or seminars on biennial basis in the year when ECC conference is not held.

Organised in collaboration with an academic partner institution, ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School is an annual event, typically held in July each year. 

ECREA 2020 Braga

8th European Communication Conference (ECC) 

postponed to 2021. More information coming soon

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Seminars and conferences

Seminars, workshops and conferences organised by thematic Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks.  



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SUMMER SCHOOL

ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School brings together over 40 PhD students and 20 lecturers each year.

  • You do not have to be an ECREA member to attend the Summer School.
  • ECREA members are eligible for grants.

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Upcoming events

    • 21.04.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 23.04.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Utrecht, Netherlands

    Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday will take place on 21-22-23 April 2021.

    The submission deadline for panels is 31 January 2021. Abstracts can be submitted until 15 February 2021. For submission guidelines see below.

    http://connectingeuropeproject.eu/home/conference/?fbclid=IwAR0eLZ819IJN7VSqtc1iAl8smdYlfL_cGjEqXpXo5iJ3tjayxnN1Utis9yY

    Detailed information:

    Call for papers

    Migrant belonging through digital connectivity refers to a way of being in the world that cuts across national borders, shaping new forms of diasporic affiliations and transnational intimacy. This happens in ways that are different from the ways enabled by the communication technologies of the past. Scholarly attention has intensified around the question of how various new technical affordances of platforms and apps are shaping the transnationally connected, and locally situated, social worlds in which migrants live their everyday lives.

    This international conference focuses on the connection between the media and migration from different disciplinary vantage points. Connecting with friends, peers and family, sharing memories and personally identifying information, navigating spaces and reshaping the local and the global in the process is but one side of the coin of migrant-related technology use: this Janus-faced development also subjects individuals as well as groups to increased datafied migration management, algorithmic control and biometric classification as well as forms of transnational authoritarianism and networked repression.

    This conference pays particular attention to the everyday use of digital media for the support of transnational lives, emotional bonds and cosmopolitan affiliations, focusing also on the role digital media play in shaping local/urban and national diasporic formations. This is because it becomes increasingly important to give everyday digital media usage a central role in investigations of transnational belonging, digital intimacy, diasporic community (re)production, migrant subject formation, long-distance political participation, urban social integration and local/national self-organization.

    Therefore we need to examine individual and collective user practices within the wider historical and cultural contexts of media studies, cultural studies and postcolonial cultural studies scholarship, attuned to issues of politics and power, identity, geographies and the everyday. This also creates new challenges for cross-disciplinary dialogues that require an integration of ethnography with digital methods and critical data studies in order to look at the formation of identity and experience, representation, community building, and creating spaces of belongingness.

    Contributions are welcome from any field of study that engages with questions about how technology and social media usages mediate contemporary migration experiences, not only within media and communication studies, or digital and internet studies but also in neighbouring disciplines such as anthropology, postcolonial studies, gender studies, race studies, psychology, law, visual studies, conflict studies, criminology, sociology, critical theory, political theory and international relations.

    Contributions that explore non-media-centric entry points by focusing on users’ digital practices and foregrounding ethnographic exploration as a uniting framework are especially welcome.

    The conference is part of the ERC project CONNECTINGEUROPE, Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging.

    The conference is organized in collaboration with the DMM section (Diaspora, Migration and the Media) of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education).

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Affective digital practices and the politics of emotion
    • Digital diaspora
    • Cosmopolitanism
    • Cities and urban belonging
    • Translocality and transnationalism
    • Co-presence and togetherness
    • Cultural capital
    • Migrant visualization
    • Appification of migration
    • Platformization of migrant lives
    • Gender and critical race
    • The migration industry of connectivity
    • Digital ethnography
    • Transnational authoritarianism
    • Networked conflicts
    • Datafication and surveillance

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

    Submissions for panels should be submitted via e-mail to migrantbelongings@uu.nl by 31 January 2021.

    • Submission for panels should include a chairperson, a rationale for the panel (250 words), and the names of three speakers including their abstract (250 words) and biographical note (150 words).

    Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the online submission system by 15 February 2021.

    • Submissions for papers should include an abstract (max 300 words) and short biographical note (150 words) about the author including her/his current position and interest in the field of digital media and migration.

    For further questions please mail: migrantbelongings@uu.nl.

    The PDF of this call for papers is available here.


    • 13.05.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Barcelona, Spain (Virtual conference)

    Journalism & Communication Education 6th annual conference on "Rethinking digital native communicators training”

    The deadline for abstracts is 28th February, 2021

    https://trialanderror2021.blogspot.com/


    • 06.09.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 09.09.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Online

    Organised by The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

    Conference theme: Communication and trust: building safe, sustainable and promising futures.

    More information:  https://www.ecrea2021.eu/


    • 20.09.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24.09.2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Online

    THE FOCUS

    The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2021 brings together members of the European research community in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. Although it is usually a physical event, it will be ensured that the spirit and the usual activities of the Summer School are not affected, so that it continues to be a very valuable experience for the participants.


    WHO CAN APPLY

    The summer school is open to the full variety of academic work in the broad field of communication and media studies. All PhD projects within the field of communication and media studies are welcomed. 

    The working language of the summer school will be English; therefore a sufficient understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

    The total number of students will be limited to 45.

    Registration fee at the summer school will be:

    • 60 Euros for the ECREA members 
    • 75 Euros for the non-members of ECREA.

    Summer School offers reduced participation fees for ECREA members. In order to qualify for a reduced participation fee, you can become ECREA member after you are accepted to the Summer School.

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Past events

10.01.2021 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2020 - Winter edition (postponed to 2021)
02.10.2020 European Conference on Health Communication 2020
14.05.2020 Cancelled - 6th Annual Conference of the ECREA Journalism & Communication Education TWG
08.01.2020 Constructed facts, contested truths: Science and environment controversies in media and public spaces
05.12.2019 Communication and Democracy Section Workshop: The politics of privacy
22.11.2019 Public Service Media’s Online Strategies: Industry Concepts And Critical Investigations
16.11.2019 Gender and knowledge production in contemporary academia
15.11.2019 Media, gender and sexuality in contemporary Europe
13.11.2019 YECREA Round Table “The responsible conduct of research: The ethical challenges and considerations in health communication studies"
13.11.2019 European Conference on Health Communication
07.11.2019 Games, Media and Communication: Quo Vadis?
01.11.2019 Datafication, Mediatization, and the Machine Age
30.10.2019 Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology
24.10.2019 The Youthification of Television in the age of Screen Culture
24.10.2019 ECREA CLP Section annual event: Communication Rights in the Digital Age
21.10.2019 Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media industries, digital cultures and politics
18.10.2019 Research Methods in Film Studies: Challenges and Opportunities
14.10.2019 Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Section Regional Conference
03.10.2019 6th International Crisis Communication Conference
19.09.2019 Children and Adolescents in the era of Smartscreens, risks, threats and opportunities reloaded
19.09.2019 ECREA Radio Research Conference 2019: Radio as a Social Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society
12.09.2019 Political communication section interim conference
11.09.2019 Jeopardizing Democracy throughout History
04.09.2019 Visual Cultures & Communication: Images and Practices on the Move
21.08.2019 Innovative methods in Audience Research
08.07.2019 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2019
19.06.2019 CEECOM - 12th CEE Network's Conference
24.05.2019 Children's online worlds, digital media and digital literacy
17.05.2019 Journalism & Communication Education TWG Conference
14.02.2019 Journalism Studies Section Conference 2019
13.02.2019 2nd ECREA Journalism Studies Section PhD-Workshop
31.10.2018 ECREA 2018 Pre-conference: Audiences, datafication and the everyday: Challenges, ambitions and priorities for audience studies in datafied societies
31.10.2018 ECREA 2018 Pre-conference: Three Young Scholar Workshops - Methods, Writing and Activism
31.10.2018 ECREA 2018 Pre-conference: Mobile (in)visibilities
31.10.2018 ECREA 2018 Pre-conference “Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World”
31.10.2018 ECREA 2018 Lugano
19.07.2018 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018
01.06.2018 Remaking European Cinema
23.05.2018 ICA 2018 Pre-Conference “Trust, control, and privacy: Mediatisation of childhood and adolescence in the digital age”
15.03.2018 Science and Environment Communication Section webinar
22.11.2017 Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities
15.11.2017 The Future of European Television: Between Transnationalism and Euroscepticism
13.11.2017 PR and society: The generative power of history in the present and future
10.11.2017 Multivoicedness and European Cinema: Representation, Industry, Politics
10.11.2017 Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data
10.11.2017 Media, Religion, Popular Culture
09.11.2017 The Digital Turn in Science and Environment Communication
07.11.2017 Branded Content Research Network conference
06.11.2017 Digital Culture meets data: Critical approaches
02.11.2017 Migration and communication flows: rethinking borders, conflict and identity through the digital
23.10.2017 (Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations
23.10.2017 ICSI PhD Workshop/Seminar
19.10.2017 5th International Crisis Communication Conference
13.10.2017 Communication and Arts: Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives
06.10.2017 Mediatization in a global perspective: Comparing theoretical approaches in a digitised world
04.10.2017 Why Europe? Narratives and Counter-narratives of European Integration
28.09.2017 Audiences2030: Imagining a Future for Audiences
28.09.2017 Career in the making: identity, voice, and place in academia
15.09.2017 The Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era
12.09.2017 Radio Research Conference 2017
07.09.2017 Our Group First! – Historical perspectives on Minorities/Majorities, Inclusion/Exclusion, Centre/Periphery in Media and Communication History
07.09.2017 The development potential of the European Public Sphere
16.08.2017 IVMC get-together ECREA TWG Visual Cultures
19.06.2017 IVSA get-together ECREA TWG Visual Cultures
15.06.2017 Seminar on Comparative and Collaborative Research into Branded Content
15.06.2017 CEECOM 2017: Critique of/at/on periphery?
26.05.2017 Sexualities and Digital Culture in Europe: a joint ECREA Symposium
25.05.2017 ICA get-together ECREA TWG Visual Cultures

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