The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) is an independent organization that aims at stimulating and promoting innovative knowledge and practices of strategic communication, organizational communication and Public Relations across Europe. Founded in 1959 and previously named “CERP Education & Research,” EUPRERA is a network where academics and professionals attract, convey, disseminate and create innovations in the field. Several cross-national and comparative research and education projects are organized by members and affiliated colleges and universities. In order to spread new methodologies and research results, EUPRERA organizes an annual highly regarded academic Annual Congress. Every year, it is held in collaboration with a selected university or college in Europe.

At the congress, recent research results are presented, based on peer-reviewed papers and panel sessions; PhD students also have the opportunity to continue the experience through the PhD Seminar, which follows the Annual Congress. The congress is a major event to exchange research insights and to start collaborations in this specific field in Europe.

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Host 2015 – BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized not-for-profit private institution, located in Oslo, Norway. Established in 1943, BI has one of Europe’s largest and most productive academic environments, offering a broad range of full-time bachelor and masters programs as well as executive programs. The school also has a number of Ph.D. programs in traditional business areas. BI currently holds the prestigious international accreditations EQUIS and AMBA, and is the only Norwegian business school that is accredited by the American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business.

The Department of Communication and Culture combines humanist and social science perspectives and places communication for leaders, Public Relations, arts management, and intercultural communication at the center of its cross-disciplinary research and teaching.

Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School. Photo.