The ECREA PolComm Section hosts a bi-annual Section Meeting (last meeting Bucharest, 2020, virtual) and is present with multiple panels at the ECREA’s general European Communication Conference (ECC). You can find current conference calls here.

Advancing Concepts and Methods in Political Communication 

Two-day ECREA Early Career Scholars Workshop in Political Communication

 11 – 12 October 2022, Virtual 

This year, the ECREA Political Communication Sections hosts a virtual workshop prior to the bi-annual conference. Thirteen participants from 10 countries will get the opportunity to discuss their work, together with four wonderful mentors. The workshop includes two keynotes from  Prof. Ulrike Klinger (European University Viadrina Frankfurt-Oder) and Assoc. Prof. Christian Baden (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), which are open to the public and can be joined via zoom.

Program of the pre-conference workshop (find pdf version here)

Time (CET)Session
11th October

12:00 – 12:30

Welcome by the organisers
12:30 – 14:00Keynote: Prof. Ulrike Klinger – “The Power of Code – How algorithms challenge concepts and theories of political communication”
Zoom link
14:00 – 14:15Break 15’
14:15 – 14:45Networking session for participants
14:45 – 15:15Break 30’
15:15 – 16:45Parallel presentation sessions I
Technological affordances of digital media
Mentor: Michael Bossetta (Lund University, Sweden)

Political communication from the user perspective
Mentor: Patricia Rossini (University of Glasgow, Scotland)
16:45 – 17:00Closing for the day
12th October
10:00 – 11:30Keynote: Prof. Christian Baden – “Into the rabbit hole of discourse: Why studying text necessitates challenging concepts and methods”
Zoom link
11:30 – 12:00Break 30’
12:00 – 13:30Parallel presentation sessions II
Issue coverage and journalistic roles
Mentor: Nina Springer (University of Münster, Germany)

Cultural approaches to political communication
Mentor: Imke Henkel (Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom)
13:30 – 13:45Break 15’
13:45 – 14:00Closing remarks

Upcoming meetings

The next conference will be the 9th European Communication Conference (ECC) “Rethink Impact” in Aarhus, Denmark,  19 – 22 October 2022. Find the current program here.

Previous conferences and section meetings

6th Section Interim Conference
Mar 26-27, 2021
Bucharest, Romania

8th European Communication Conference
Sep 6 -9 , 2021
Brage, Portugal (Online)

5th Section Interim Conference
Sep 12 – 13, 2019
Poznan, Poland

7th European Communication Conference
Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2018
Lugano, Switzerland

4th Section Interim Conference
Nov 22 – 23, 2017
Zurich, Switzerland

6th European Communication Conference
Nov 9 – Nov 11, 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

3rd Section Interim Conference
Aug 27 – 28, 2015
Odense, Denmark

5th European Communication Conference
Nov 12 – Nov 15, 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

2nd Section Interim Conference
Sep 19 – 29, 2013
Milan, Italy

4th European Communication Conference
Oct 24 – Oct 27, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey

1st Section Interim Conference
Oct 20 – 21, 2011
Madrid, Spain

3rd European Communication Conference
Oct 12 – Oct 15, 2010
Hamburg, Germany