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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 2022

9th European Communication Conference (ECC) 

Aarhus (Denmark), 19-22 October 2022


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



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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    • 08.05.2023
    • 10.05.2023
    • University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Communication & Democracy international section conference & PhD course

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    Donatella della Porta / W. Lance Bennett / Hazem Kandil / Guobin Yang

    Rapidly emerging technologies have become a crucial component of movement and contention, ranging from strikes and protests to riots and civil disobedience to revolution and war. We have witnessed the widespread use of digitally mediated communication during large-scale political protests in promoting social justice like Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movement, but also intelligence and information warfare that contribute to precise strikes, effective surveillance, and reconnaissance in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Interest in this field endures, while interrogation of the role of technology in movement proliferates. Still, contestation over the nature and degree of effectiveness of technology in movement and contention remains. And theoretical and methodological reflections are badly needed to identify challenges and opportunities for advancing the field. 

    This international conference seeks to address and advance such discussion. We look for original, rigorous, and creative contributions and reflections that examine technology and movement/contention. Submissions can be primarily theoretical or based on empirical studies but may also include innovative suggestions for overcoming methodological challenges. In all forms, the submissions should make explicit, original, and substantial contributions to the relevance and implications of the role of technology in movement.

    PhD Course: 
    An international PhD course with the same theme on technology and movement will be offered in the conference. The participant will receive 3 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) if s/he join both the conference with presentation and the PhD seminar (on 10 May, 2023), or 1.5 ECTS (for those who only join the PhD seminar).

    Possible Submission Topics:
    • Theoretical developments in the sociology of technology in movement
    • The historical, social, and political contingency of the role of technology in movement
    • Technology and gender, sexuality, feminism, and LGBTQI issues in movement
    • Technology and class, social, and digital inequalities in movement
    • Big data and computational approaches to studying technology and movement (as well as critiques of these approaches)
    • Safety and security issues of technology and movement
    • Comparative empirical analyses of technology and movement across (a) historical eras and/or (b) countries, regions, and societies
    • Legal, social and ethical issues of technology and movement
    • Promise and peril of technology and movement

    Key Dates:
    Deadline: Abstracts of 300-500 words excluding references must be sent to by December 15, 2022.
    Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2023
    Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2023
    Conference: May 8 - 9, 2023 (9:00-17:00 CEST)
    PhD Course: May 10, 2023 (9:00-17:00 CEST)

Past events

19.10.2022 ECC2022: Rethink Impact
19.10.2022 The Trajectory of Emerging Media & Technology Companies: Transnational Businesses, Transcultural Communications
19.10.2022 The Trajectory of Emerging Media & Technology Companies: Transnational Businesses, Transcultural Communications
19.10.2022 Strategies and European Sports Communication
19.10.2022 ECC 2022 Aarhus - Young scholars grant
18.10.2022 Young People, Entertainment and Cross-Media Storytelling: Perspectives and Methods for Investigating Youth Media
18.10.2022 ECREA pre-conference: Datafied Welfare States
18.10.2022 QUALITATIVE METHODS WORKSHOP: Doing research creatively
18.10.2022 WORKSHOP: An Intro to the Digital Research Methods
17.10.2022 Emerging topics in digital games research
17.10.2022 The Impact of Streaming on Media Industries and Cultural Production
17.10.2022 Misinformation, science populism and the role of citizens
14.10.2022 Online Workshop of Audience and Reception Studies Section: Methodological Challenges of Doing Audience Research in (post) Covid Times
14.10.2022 Rethinking positionality in media and migration research
14.10.2022 Developing Research on Media, Cities and (Digital) Space
14.10.2022 Studying Mediated Suffering in the Pandemic
13.10.2022 What signifies affect and emotion in media and communication studies?
12.10.2022 The datafied child: growing in the algorithmic conundrum
12.10.2022 Mediatization 3.0? The future of the research field
12.10.2022 The Work-in-Progress in Social Media Research
11.10.2022 Advancing Concepts and Methods in Political Communication
11.10.2022 YECREA PhD Workshop
10.10.2022 Risk & Crisis Communication Moving Forward from the Pandemic
10.10.2022 Political Communication Research in Central and Eastern Europe
07.10.2022 From unruliness to collective action: Resisting norms on gender and sexuality in media
07.10.2022 New Perspectives and Directions in Philosophy of Communication
06.10.2022 The Transformation of Public Dissent: From Counter-Public Spheres and Alternative Media to Disinformation Ecologies?
06.10.2022 Visual Politics & Protest - Current Methodological Challenges
30.09.2022 Rethink the Network - Connecting Actors in Journalism and Communication Education
24.07.2022 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2022
12.05.2022 Alternatives in Communication Theory & Education
09.03.2022 The Information War: communication and the Russian invasion of Ukraine - open webinar
03.03.2022 Journalism studies meets practice
09.02.2022 2022 ECREA OSC Online Conference: A new era of (digital) teaching? Theory, Creativity and Responsibility in Communication Education
04.11.2021 European Conference on Health Communication
20.09.2021 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2021 (online)
10.09.2021 Old media persistence
10.09.2021 Disinformation studies: perspectives to an emerging research field
06.09.2021 Advancing Digital Disconnection Research
06.09.2021 Children, Youth and Media Section Pre-conference: Ethics and Children’s Digital Rights
06.09.2021 Improving publics participation through strategic communication
06.09.2021 8th European Communication Conference 2021 (online)
05.09.2021 Doing gender, making change
03.09.2021 TransArts, expanded art and new languages
03.09.2021 YECREA Pre-Conference
09.07.2021 ECREA Executive Board - General Elections
13.05.2021 Journalism & Communication Education 6th annual conference on "Rethinking digital native communicators training”
21.04.2021 ECC 2021 online - Young scholars grants
21.04.2021 Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday (virtual conference)
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
02.10.2020 ECC Braga - Young scholars grant
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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