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  • 10.08.2023 08:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Series Editors Göran Bolin, John Downey, Christina Holtz-Bacha and Simone Tosoni invite the submission of open access book proposals for the Palgrave Studies in European Communication Research and Education.

    The Book Series aims to provide a diverse overview of the work of ECREA members and working groups, showcasing a diversity of topics and areas within the field of contemporary media and communication research, and addressing this diversity from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, and through promoting collaborative research of our members, either within or between ECREA Sections, Networks and Temporary Working Groups (S/N/TWGs).

    The selection procedure consists of two steps:

    Step 1: Editors propose a topic for the volume. The proposals should contain: the names, affiliation, and a brief CV (maximum of 1 page of A4) for each of the editors, the title of the proposed volume, and a rationale (maximum of 1000 words).

    The ECREA Book Series Committee evaluates the proposals, decides on the acceptance for Step 2, and provides recommendations for the structure of the book.

    Step 2: If selected, the editors launch a call for abstracts and then select abstracts and submit an extended book proposal. The ECREA Book Series Committee evaluates the proposal, and, if necessary, provides recommendations for additional authors and perspectives for the chapters. Step 2 is competitive; at the end of the process, the ECREA Book Series Committee selects the proposal to be published as an open access book.

    WHAT are we seeking?

    ECREA Book Series Publications need to have a clear theme or focus.

    We are looking for timely and cutting-edge topics from the field of communication, as covered by ECREA.

    ECREA Book Series Publications aim to promote European media and communication research. We are seeking proposals that have a strong European dimension either by virtue of inclusion of regionally and ethnically diverse voices and cases, or by virtue of comparative research. Proposals should attempt to bridge the divides between regional and linguistic academic communities and strive to secure regional (East/West/North/South) balance of contributors and/or analysed cases. Proposals can include a limited number of authors who are not ECREA members and provide insights beyond European perspective (see details below). 

    ECREA Book Series Publications aim to promote collaborative research. The series publishes edited volumes; single author monographs or monographs from a limited number of authors or authors based at the same institution will not be considered for publication. Proposals resulting from work within ECREA S/N/TWGs as well as those resulting from collaboration between ECREA S/N/TWGs are particularly encouraged. Proposals resulting from S/N/TWGs events or international projects are welcomed if the thematic coherence and the European dimension of the topic are apparent. Proposals where the work comes from members of one institution or predominantly form one national academic community are not considered for publication.

    We are seeking original, previously unpublished work. Inclusion of previously published work is accepted under condition that the work has previously not been published in English or was published in now mainly inaccessible outlets. In such cases, editors of accepted proposals will be required to acquire permissions to translate or republish the work (without any extra costs to the Book Series).

    WHO is invited to submit?

    The book series primarily promotes the work of ECREA members although a degree of openness towards non-ECREA members is also considered if the added value to the Book Series is evident. 

    At least 50% of the chapters need to originate from ECREA members (individual members, or members through an institutional membership). At least one of the editors needs to be an ECREA member. These conditions need to be met at the latest when the proposal is accepted.

    Please note that ECREA Executive Board members cannot be editors of the books in ECREA book series but can serve as authors of the chapters. The Book Series editors cannot contribute to the content of the books in the ECREA book series in any way.

    What is the DEADLINE for submissions?

    Deadline for proposals in the first step are to be sent to the series editors by email to by 15 October 2023.  

    HOW to submit the proposal?

    The proposals in step 1 should contain: the names, affiliation, and a brief CV (maximum of 1 page of A4) for each of the editors, the topic and the title of the proposed volume, and a rationale (maximum of 1000 words).

    Proposals in step 2 include extended abstracts for all contributions, introductory and concluding chapter.

    QUESTIONS and queries?

    Should you have any further questions concerning the Book Series call, please email the Book Series Editors at

  • 11.06.2023 21:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2023 ordinary General Assembly of ECREA opens on Monday 12 June (6:45 CEST) and will close on Friday 16 June (23:45 CEST) 2023. We invite all the members, who are eligible to vote, to participate and cast their votes online.

    The Assembly deals with a number of important issues, such as Approval of ECREA Executive Board Report for 2022 as well as Approval of the budget for 2023, and also Approval of the nominated Ethics Committee members.


    Please note that only individual members and institutional coordinators are entitled to vote. If you are a member through an institution, you do not have the right to vote but need to communicate to your institutional coordinator. If you do not know who your institutional coordinator is, please ask ECREA’s Office Manager at In line with ECREA Statutes, each individual member has one vote and each coordinator of an institutional member holds five votes.

    All members, who are eligible to vote, will receive a separate email with voting credentials and a link to dedicated online area when the General Assembly opens.

  • 31.03.2023 11:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is pleased to introduce the new Advisory Board. At the same time, we want to thank all candidates - we received many high-quality applications and the decision was really difficult.

    New members are:

    • Murat Akser
    • Valentina Anania
    • Divina Frau-Meigs
    • Joke Hermes
    • Galina Miazhevich
    • Christoph Raetzsch
    • Carla Sousa
    • Pawel Surowiec-Capell

    • Ilja Tomanic Trivundza
    • Miguel Vicente
    • Katrin Voltmer

    ECREA Advisory Board consists of members elected by Executive Board and of ex-officio members (former members of the Executive Board). The Advisory Board provides the Executive Board with advice on the long-term strategies of the association. The consultation by Advisory Board can be summoned by the decision of the Executive Board or the Bureau.  

  • 22.03.2023 14:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to inform you that the new management team of the Women's Network has been elected:

    • Roman Horbyk (chair)
    • Katalin Feher (vice-chair)
    • Tomasz Gackowski (vice-chair)

    You can check their CVs and statement here: S/N/TWG additional election.

  • 10.03.2023 11:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA will convene the 2023 ordinary General Assembly from 12–16 June. This Assembly will gather in an online space. Links to documents and voting tool will be shared with members when the General Assembly is opened.

    During the Assembly, ECREA members will be asked to approve the Annual Report 2022 as well as the budget for 2023, and also to approve the nominated Ethics Committee members.


    Following our statutes (see, each individual member has one vote, and each coordinator of an institutional member holds five votes. If you are an ECREA member through an institutional membership and you are not the institutional coordinator, you cannot vote but need to communicate with your institutional coordinator. If you do not know who your institutional coordinator is, please ask ECREA’s General Secretary Andra Siibak ( and ECREA Administrator ( in cc.

  • 17.02.2023 08:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA has witnessed the terrible earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the many thousands of deaths, and the continuing suffering of millions more in their aftermath. We stand in solidarity with our members in the region at this difficult time and are ready to support colleagues in their future endeavours.

  • 15.02.2023 21:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to inform you that there is a team of 3 candidates applying for the new management team:

    • Roman Horbyk (chair)
    • Katalin Feher (vice-chair)
    • Tomasz Gackowski (vice-chair)

    You can check their CVs and statements here: S/N/TWG additional election.

    The election will take place online between March 13-17, 2023. All Mediatization section members will receive the link with all the instructions before the election.

  • 27.01.2023 12:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IAMCR 2023 conference theme Inhabiting the planet: Challenges for media, communication and beyond address the fundamental questions such as: What does it mean to be human in a digital world? What does it mean to build a common future? IAMCR 2023 seeks to provide a forum where the international community of media and communication scholars and researchers can reflect on and debate challenges related to five interconnected topics: Humanity and progress, Democracy, Media, information and communication, Cities and territories, Environmental accountability.

    ECREA will host one panel at IAMCR 2023 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 IAMCR before or at the same time. The format of the panel can be in person or virtual. Accepted panel presentations do not count towards the max. allowed individual paper presentations at the IAMCR 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 IAMCR conference. IAMCR only provides a registration waiver for the panel convener, not for the other panelists.

    How to submit?

    • Email to:
    Submission deadline is 10 February 2023, 23:59 CET

    In case of questions please contact: Patricia Núñez- Gómez ( and ECREA Administrator (

    ECREA-IAMCR Conference Review Committee:
    Patricia Núñez-Gómez (Complutense University of Madrid, chair)
    Christina Holtz-Bacha (University Erlangen-Nürnberg, co-chair)
    Irena Reifová (Charles University, Prague, co-chair)

  • 26.01.2023 11:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Executive Board invites applications to serve on ECREA’s Advisory Board.

    Members of Advisory Board serve for a period of 8 years. Advisory Board members will be expected to attend two meetings per annum and provide advice to the Executive Board upon request. The Executive Board will decide on the membership of the Advisory Board taking into account research specialism, region, gender, age, ethnicity, and disability.

    Please apply by sending your CV and a brief supporting statement (500 words maximum) outlining why you would like to be on the Advisory Board by Friday 24th February to

    The Executive Board are particularly eager to appoint members who would be able to advise on issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

  • 23.01.2023 11:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA will be awarding 15+3 grants to doctoral candidates participating in the 2023 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School.

    • 15 regular grants (covering the Summer School fee)
    • 2 grants for doctoral students from Ukraine (covering the Summer School fee and travel costs up to 300 EUR)
    • 1 grant for doctoral student who is member of ALAIC (ECREA will cover the Summer School fee, ALAIC will cover travel costs in a reasonable amount)

    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.

    The deadline for application is 16 February 2023 (midnight CET).

    Read the full call HERE.

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