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  • 26.02.2022 21:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a pan-European organisation, ECREA is appalled by the aggression of one European nation against another. ECREA strongly condemns this senseless act of violence and stands firmly behind our Ukrainian colleagues, and we encourage all members to use available platforms to influence political leaders in all European countries to find solutions to end the human catastrophe that we can now see unfolding in front of us.

    ECREA Public Statement Committee

  • 18.02.2022 15:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Aarhus conference has now passed and we are delighted to announce that ECREA 2022 in Aarhus (19-22 October 2022) has received 2021 abstracts in total, a new record for ECREA.

    This is a cause for celebration both as an indication of the rude health of the field in Europe and as a collective expression of optimism. The process of abstract review now beings in earnest.

    In total, 2021 submissions have been received - 1711 individual submissions and 62 panels (each with five participants) to Sections, Temporary working groups and Networks. Prague, in 2016, had attracted 1986 submissions, Lugano, in 2018, had reached 1913 submissions, for 2020/2021 conference, the number was 2020 submissions.

    Even though  the deadline for abstracts was extended to take account of the disruption of the omicron wave, we will endeavour to keep to the date of April 26th to inform all prospective participants of the outcome of the review process. Many thanks to the many ECREAns involved in the review process from programme chairs to individual reviewers for making this happen. 

    The participation confirmation deadline is May 19th.

    Conference website:
    Register to the conference here:

  • 01.02.2022 09:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA will be awarding 12+1 grants (at least one grant, but perhaps more will be awarded to doctoral students who are members of ALAIC) to doctoral candidates participating in the 2022 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School. The grants are intended to encourage and support PhD candidates with limited economic support and with limited opportunities to participate in international academic events. The grant will cover the Summer School fee.

    ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2020 is organised by University of Cádiz (Cádiz, Spain) and will be held on July 24-30, 2022.

    Apply here:

    Read the full call here:

  • 21.01.2022 09:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is opening a call for proposals for the hosting of the 2023 and 2024 edition of the European Media and Communication Summer School.

    ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School is established to support integration of PhD students within Europe and beyond into an academic culture in constructive and supportive manner, respectful towards disciplinary differences, inclusive across different aspects of media and communication fields and methodologies. They are intended to facilitate network-building that will last across academic career paths and to promote inclusive intellectual and organisational culture that ECREA stands for.

    Proposals must be submitted by 15 March 2022. The proposals must be sent by e-mail (attachment in MS Word or .pdf format) to ECREA's General Secretary Andra Siibak (

    Red the full call HERE.

  • 20.01.2022 10:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2022 that will take place at the University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain, from 24-30 July 2022.

    To apply and check all the information, go to SUSO page here:


    The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2022 brings together members of the European research community 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.


    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. We especially encourage PhD students in the middle of their studies to apply, as in our experience, participation in this phase of the study has yielded best support for the participants.

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

    Registration fee at the summer school will be:

    -       915 Euros for the ECREA members and

    -       990 Euros for the non-members of ECREA.

    Participation in the summer school will include:

    -       Accommodation in single rooms for the whole duration of the summer school, including breakfast.

    -       Welcome and farewell reception and cocktail.

    -       Wi-Fi at the summer school venue.

    -       Summer school materials.

    -       Coffee in the breaks.

    -       Lunch from Monday to Friday.

    The program of the summer school will include:

    -       Feedback sessions: you will receive feedback to your PhD project.

    -       Lectures, round tables, Q&As and other academic activities.

    -       Methodological workshops.

    -       Social networking and leisure activities.


    The University of Cádiz will provide certificates of attendance to all those who participate during the full program. The organizers of the summer school are also seeking an opportunity to publish selected research papers based on the PhD projects presented in the summer school in an international peer reviewed journal on the field or as chapters in an edited book with a reference publisher on the field. The total number of students will be limited to 42. Participants are expected to participate in the program for its whole duration.


    ECREA will be awarding 12+1 grants (at least one grant, but perhaps more will be awarded to doctoral students who are members of ALAIC) for participation at the Summer School for students who are unable to otherwise raise registration and travel fee. More information on the grants is available at the ECREA WEBSITE ( There is a separate application and selection procedure to apply for these grants.


    Stage One

    When applying, each interested student is expected fill out a form on the ECREA website ( This application form will include:

    1. a short bio (300 words) according to the provided forms.
    2. a 500 word abstract of the PhD project.

    The deadline for submitting the application is February 24, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent during the first half of March 2022.

    Stage Two

    Students whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to provide the following documents and information in the second phase:

    1. A 10-page (3000 words) paper on their PhD project as a whole. The 10-page paper should be a report of the student’s ongoing doctoral research and not a conventional conference paper or a report of findings. Rather, it is expected that the student will briefly present the focus of the research and then take up aspects of the research process: methodological, theoretical and practical issues on which he/she would like to receive feedback. Deadline: June 30, 2022.
    2. A set of questions (maximum 1 page) with questions or problems that students would like to be discussed during the workshops, round tables and Q &A sessions. This one page needs to be part of the same Word/PDF file that also contains the 10-page paper. Deadline: June 30, 2022.
    3. By the start of the Summer School, each student has to prepare a 10-minute seminar presentation covering the main points of their work. Each student is also expected to actively participate in the discussions of their own and other people’s work, especially those of whom he/she is a respondent. In order to ensure maximum benefits of the seminars, everyone will have to read other participants papers before the Summer School begins.


    The deadline for applications for the Summer School is February 24, 2022 (midnight CET).


    For issues related to the programme:

    For issues related to the application and registration:

  • 11.01.2022 12:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the light of the pandemic and the disruptions caused by the Omicron wave that is currently peaking in many European countries, ECREA has decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for ECREA 2022 conference by one month.

    The new deadline for submitting one’s abstract for the 9th European Communication Conference „Rethink Impact“, taking place in Aarhus 19-22 October, is 17 February 2022. Early submissions prior to the deadline are welcome.

    To facilitate the development of the conference schedule, proposals can only be submitted using ECREA 2022 online services portal at

    Important dates:

    • Abstract submission deadline: 17 February
    • Notifications of acceptance: 26 April
    • Participation confirmation deadline for presenting authors: 19 May

    We hope to see many of you in person in Aarhus!

    ECC 2022 Aarhus International Organising Committee

  • 04.01.2022 13:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: January 24, 2022

    The ICA 2022 conference theme One World, One Network‽ invites reimagining communication scholarship on globalization and networks. The use of the interrobang glyph - a superposition of the exclamation and question punctuation marks – seeks to simultaneously celebrate and problematize the “one-ness” in the theme.

    ECREA will host one panel at ICA 2022 and invites the submission of panel proposals that are focused on timely and innovative topics and are diverse in terms of methodologies, theoretical standpoints and/or nationalities of the presenters. We especially encourage panel proposals which include a European perspective and a comparative research focus. This call for panel proposals is open to ECREA members of all ECREA sections and to all topics.

    Please note the following information:

    Panel submissions. Panels provide a good forum for the discussion of new approaches, ongoing developments, innovative ideas, and debates in the field. If you plan to submit a panel, please submit the following details: (a) Panel theme or title, (b) a 75-word description of the panel for the conference program, (c) a 400-word rationale, providing justification for the panel and the participating panelists, (d) 300-word (max) abstract of each paper, (e) names of panel participants (usually 4-5 presenters, plus an optional designated respondent), and (f) name of panel chair/organizer. In terms of diversity, we expect a strong panel proposal to (a) include contributions of at least two different countries, (b) feature gender balance, and, ideally, (c) include not more than one contribution from a single faculty, department or school. Panel proposals need to be original and may not have been submitted to ICA before or at the same time. The format of the panel can be in person, virtual (live, not pre-recorded), or hybrid. Accepted panel presentations do not count towards the max. allowed individual paper presentations at the ICA conference.

    Registering panelists. All panelists must be ECREA members by the time the conference takes place and agree in advance of submission to participate as panel presenters and to register for the ICA conference. ICA only provides a registration waiver for the panel convener, not for the other panelists.

    How to submit?

    ECREA-ICA Conference Review Committee:

    Andreas Schuck (U Amsterdam, chair)
    Christina Holtz-Bacha (U Erlangen-Nürnberg, co-chair)

    Irena Reifová (Charles U Prague, co-chair)

  • 26.11.2021 09:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is happy to inform you that the submission platform for the ECC in Aarhus has been open:

    Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted to one of ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks through the ECREA 2022 submission platform until 17 January 2022.

    For specific calls by the sections, networks and temporary working groups, please consult

    The conference will be held in Aarhus (Denmark), 19 - 22 October 2022.

  • 09.11.2021 17:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University (AU) and the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) are happy to announce that the theme for the 9th European Communication Conference (ECC) will be “Rethink Impact”.

    The conference will be held in Aarhus (Denmark), 19 - 22 October 2022.

    Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted to one of ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks through the ECREA 2022 submission platform until 17 January 2022.

    For specific calls by the sections, networks and temporary working groups, please consult

    We look forward receiving your contributions and seeing many of you in Aarhus 2022!

  • 08.11.2021 13:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear ECREA members,

    I am writing with an update on our plans for the European Communication Conference “Rethink Impact” hosted by Aarhus University between October 19 and 22 2022.

    The call for papers for the conference is about to be published.

    In planning for the conference the ECREA organising committee has considered a variety of options to increase the inclusivity of the conference for those who are not able or willing to travel to Aarhus for whatever reason by incorporating online elements.

    The most comprehensive hybrid options substantially increase the complexity of organisation thereby increasing the costs of the conference to participants while risking the smooth running of the conference and potentially jeopardising the quality of interaction during the panels. The more comprehensive hybrid options would also make the objective of financially breaking even more difficult to achieve.

    For these reasons we have developed the following approach which we believe is the best possible option at this time of uncertainty, given the constraints we are working with:

    In addition to the in person conference at Aarhus each section, network, temporary working group will organise an online event in the two weeks leading up to October 19th. They will have autonomy in terms of the organisation of these online events (number of days; scheduling of panels; degree of interactivity; the format of panels and workshops; peer review process);

    All people attending these online events will also have online access to the plenary sessions of the conference at Aarhus and to the general assembly;

    The costs of the online events will be kept to an absolute minimum (and ideally zero) in order to maximise their inclusiveness;

    In the interests of reducing possible academic segregation between the online events and in person conference and in the interests of maximising participation both the online events and the in person conference are open to all. The low cost nature of the online events raises, for example, the possibility that colleagues may wish to attend as auditors rather than paper presenters.

    The staggered approach to the online events and conference has additional advantages in terms of participation allowing members to potentially attend more than one event if they wish.

    We will continue to monitor best practice in conference organisation and introduce more hybrid elements as and when they become viable options for ECREA.

    I look forward to seeing you virtually at the online events and the in person conference in Aarhus in October 2022!

    John Downey

    ECREA President



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