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  • 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.

  • 20.01.2023 10:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA has started new account on Mastodon. All members are invited to follow ECREA here: . All important messages will be shared on all social media accounts, Mastodon included. 

    ECREA Team

  • 16.01.2023 15:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    • Gizem Melek (chair)
    • Antje Glück (vice-chair)
    • María Martínez Sánchez (vice-chair)

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

  • 16.01.2023 14:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ECREA Temporary Working Groups (TWGs) are fora for discussing topics and disseminating knowledge in sub-fields of media and communication research. TWGs have the same remit as ECREA sections but TWGs will only be established for a term of 4 years in the first instance. After the end of the 4 year term and upon request of the Chair of the TWG, they can be renewed by the Executive Board for a maximum of 4 more years, or they can be granted the status of a Section.


    A proposal needs to have the following elements: 

    1/ an accompanying letter (2 pages), which explains why a new TWG is desirable. The following issues need to be addressed in this accompanying letter: 

    a/ the significance of the subfield covered by the proposed TWG for the field of communication and media studies; 

    b/ the indicators of the importance of the subfield (the existence of journals, courses, degrees, learned societies etc.); 

    c/ evidence that the proposed TWG has unique focus and its specialisation is not covered by any other ECREA entity

    d/ the expertise of the proposed chair and two vice-chairs within the subfield covered by the proposed TWG. 

    2/ the name of the proposed chair; 

    3/ the names and agreement of 2 proposed vice-chairs; 

    4/ an aims and objectives document, describing the formal objectives of the proposed TWG (examples can be found at the ECREA website in Thematic sections, TWGs and networks area); 

    5/ the modus operandi document, stipulating its internal rules (see also for examples).

    Incomplete proposals will be rejected automatically.


    The full list of requirements is available on the ECREA website, in the Bylaws.

    This is the summary of requirements:

    ·       a TWG needs to have one chair and two vice-chairs; 

    ·       the chair and at least one of the two vice chairs need to have a PhD; 

    ·       all need to be (or willing to become) ECREA members; 

    ·       regional and gender balance needs to be respected; 

    ·       they need to agree to organize as a TWG one panel at the ECC (from 2022 onwards) and another event in the years when there is no ECC; 

    ·       they need to agree to send in a yearly activity report to the ECREA section, TWG and network coordinator; 

    ·       they must agree to collaborate with other S/TWG/N and the Executive Board; 

    ·       they need to accept that TWGs are always an inseparable part of ECREA.


    The overview of the Sections and TWGs can be found on the ECREA website: see Sections and TWGs.

    A significant overlap with existing Sections and TWGs needs to be avoided. It is suggested that proposers contact existing Sections and TWGs for advice if they feel there might be an overlap.


    An overview of ECREA’s rules on TWGs can be found in the ECREA Bylaws (especially Title IV), accessible online here.


    Proposals for new TWGs need to be sent to the ECREA Section, TWG and Network coordinator ( and ECREA Administrator ( before 14 April 2023.


    The proposals will be evaluated by the ECREA Bureau and Executive Board, after consultation with the existing ECREA Sections, TWGs and Networks. The approval procedure is expected to last 6 months. Because of the high volume of proposals it is not foreseen that feedback on proposals will be available.


    Proposals for new TWGs can be sent by e-mail (attachment in .rtf, .doc or .pdf format) to the ECREA Section, TWG and Network coordinator, Irena Reifová, at and to ECREA Administrator, Marketa Broumová, at in cc .

    Questions related to the call can be sent to Irena Reifová at and to Marketa Broumova at

  • 03.01.2023 15:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to inform you that ECREA made two changes in the membership fees structure:

    Junior Scholar - this fee, which is intended for PhD students or early career scholars up to a year after finishing their PhD, has been reduced. Individual Junior Scholars will pay €20 per year (€12 for Soft Currency countries).

    Retired Scholar - this new category is intended for retired academics. The fee was set at €40 per year (€12 for Soft Currency countries).

    This new structure is valid from 1 January 2023. See the full structure HERE.

  • 08.12.2022 08:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA Summer School 7-13 August at Roskilde University, Denmark. The application deadline is 16 February, 2023.

    The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School brings together members of the European research community to explore contemporary issues within media and communication studies. The Summer School offers a supportive international setting for European doctoral students, where you can present and develop your ongoing PhD projects and build valuable networks. Our main aim is to provide you with support, knowledge, and guidance through a variety of activities, including individual feedback seminars with leading media and communication scholars.

    General information

    The Summer School is open to all PhD projects within the broad field of media and communication studies. We especially encourage doctoral students who are in the middle of their studies to apply, as it is our experience that participation in this phase is the most productive and useful for participants.

    The Summer School runs over seven full working days and awards a 10-ECTS credit. Participants must be present throughout to receive the full credit. The working language is English; therefore, a sufficient understanding of and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

    Location and programme

    The Summer School takes place at the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University, Denmark, and the programme will include:

    • Feedback sessions: you get detailed and constructive feedback on your PhD project.
    • Methodological workshops: you get to hone existing competencies and discover new approaches.
    • Talks and round tables: you get insights into current scholarly debates and tips on how to tackle life in academia.

    In addition, the programme will include social activities and cultural excursions, as well as time to work, write, and explore on your own. Click here for more information.

    Participation fee

    The participation fee is 990 Euros for ECREA members, and 1150 Euros for non-members. The fee covers:

    • Accommodation in single rooms (6-13 August)
    • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and snacks (7-13 August)
    • Welcome reception, excursions, and farewell dinner
    • Summer school materials, including diploma

    Doctoral students with limited economic means can apply for an ECREA grant to cover the participation fee and travel expenses. Click here for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

    Application procedure

    All interested doctoral students need to apply by Thursday 16 February, 2023. The application must include an abstract of the PhD project (max. 500 words) and a short bio (max. 300 words). Click here to fill out and submit the application form.

    Up to 50 doctoral students will be offered a spot at the Summer School. All applicants will be notified by the end of March, 2023.

    Please note that accepted applicants must, by Thursday 6 July, 2023, submit a 10-page paper on their PhD project as well as a 1-page list of questions and topics they would like to discuss at the Summer School. More detailed instructions can be found by clicking here


    For questions related to the application and grants, please write to

    For questions related to the programme, please write to


    • December 15 - Submission system opens
    • February 16 - Application submission deadline
    • End of March - Notification of acceptance
    • End of March - Notification of grant selection process
    • August 7-13 - Summer school week



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