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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.

ECREA also supports annual European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School. 

ECREA 2018 Lugano

7th European Communication Conference (ECC)

October 31 - November 3 2018
Lugano, Switzerland



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Seminars and conferences

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



Summer school

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



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Upcoming events

    • 19.07.2018
    • 27.07.2018
    • Milan, Italy

    ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018 will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, from July 19 to July 27, 2018.

    The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018 brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is not on a particular theme, but 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 deadline for all the applications (both consortium and non-consortium) for the summer school is April 15, 2018.

    All applicants will be informed about the selection of participants before the end of April.

    ECREA will be awarding grants for participation at the Summer School. More information on the grants will be available at the ECREA website ( This grant programme will be managed by ECREA and not by the summer school organisers.

    For more information, see full Call for participants.

    • International director: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
    • Programme directors: Fausto Colombo, Simone Tosoni
    • Summer School coordinators: Maria Francesca Murru, Laura Peja


    • For accommodation, logistic and financial issues:
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    • 31.10.2018
    • Lugano, Switzerland

    Pre-conference to ECREA’s seventh European Communication Conference, ECC 2018, Lugano, Switzerland: “Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World”

    Event organized by the Institute of Communication and Health, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the ECREA TWG: Children, Youth and Media

    Chair: Anne-Linda Camerini, PhD, ICH, USI

    Keynote: Patti Valkenburg, PhD, University distinguished professor, University of Amsterdam

    Deadline: Abstracts of 500 words to be submitted by 30 April 2018.

    Date: 31 October 2018, Lugano

    Contact: Teresa Cafaro (organisation matters); Anne-Linda Camerini (scientific matters)

    • 31.10.2018
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 03.11.2018
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Palazzodei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland


    Conference topic
    Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation

    • 13.02.2019
    • Vienna, Austria

    On the day before the Section conference, 13 February 2019, the 2nd ECREA Journalism Studies Section PhD-Workshop will take place at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna. This workshop brings together up-and-coming journalism scholars with experienced colleagues in the field. The goal of this colloquium is to provide mentorship to members of the Journalism Studies Section. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Corinna Lauerer ( no later than by 28th of September 2018.

    More information can be found on

    • 14.02.2019
    • 15.02.2019
    • Vienna, Austria

    The Journalism Studies Center in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna will host our next bi-annual Section Conference. The theme of the conference is ‘Breaking Binaries: Exploring the Diverse Meanings of Journalism in Contemporary Societies’. The conference is open to traditional paper presentations, high density sessions and coherent panels.Submissions can be sent to no later than September 28, 2018. More information can be found on the conference website:

    • 24.05.2019
    • 25.05.2019
    • Athens, Greece

    Conference organized in cooperation with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

    • 19.09.2019
    • 20.09.2019
    • Salamanca, Spain

    Conference organised in cooperation with the Salamanca University, Spain.

Past events

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 ICSI PhD Workshop/Seminar
23.10.2017 (Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations
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 Career in the making: identity, voice, and place in academia
28.09.2017 Audiences2030: Imagining a Future for Audiences
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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