International Communication Association (ICA)
"The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide".
The International Communication Association is a scholarly association that originated in the United States in 1950 as the National Society for the Study of Communication (NSSC). In 1967 it opened to foreign members. It has functioned under its current name since 1969.
Currently, the ICA has 4500 members, working in 23 sections and 9 interest groups. The ICA also organises conferences, held in a different city each year, which are attended by up to several thousand researchers from all over the world. In recent years, these have been held in San Juan (2015), Fukoka (2016), San Diego (2017), Prague (2018), and Washington (2019).
ICA publishes several book series at Oxford University Press and six academic journals: Journal of Communication; Human Communication Research; Communication Theory; Communication, Culture & Critique; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and Annals of the International Communication Association.
Since 2003, tICA has been officially affiliated to the United Nations as a non-governmental organisation.
PTA has been a collective member of the ICA since 2008. This status allows, among other things, the organisation of sessions during the annual conferences.
Past sessions organised by PTKS have covered the following topics: Twenty Years of Free Media and the Public Sphere in Central Europe (2009); Polish Electoral Campaigns and Political Communication in Comparative Perspective (2010); Back to Planet Earth (or Society): Public Relations and Social Media (2011); Journalistic Professionalisation on the Baltic (2012); Media Accountability in the Digital Age: International Perspectives (2013); 25 Years of Media Freedom and Democracy in the Central and East Europe (2014); Journalism Education in the Digital Mediascapes (2015); Public Service Media: An Idea of the Enlightenment? (2016); (New) Media and Political Communication in Europe (2017); Political Executive – Media Relations in the Era of Mediatized Politics in Lithuania, Finland, Poland and Sweden (2018); Power Struggles: State, Media and The Public (2019).
For more information please visit: https://www.icahdq.org
International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
„IAMCR aims to support and develop media and communication research throughout the world. It particularly encourages the participation of emerging scholars, women and those from economically disadvantaged regions”.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research is an international organisation that was founded in 1957 with the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
It currently has 2.500 members grouped in 15 sections and 18 working groups. IAMCR organises regular conferences that take place in a different country each year, including in recent conferences in Montreal (2015); Leicester (2016); Cartagena (2017); Eugene (2018) and Madrid (2019).
The IAMCR manages book series at Palgrave Macmillan and Wiley-Blackwell, and its sections publish the following academic journals: Journal of Alternative & Community Media; Journal of Global Diaspora & Media; Global Media and China; and The Political Economy of Communication.
For more information please visit: http://www.iamcr.org
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
"ECREA is an association with strong bottom-up organisational culture, where various projects and ideas are emerging and materialising through creative energy and enthusiasm of our members".
ECREA was founded at the first European Communication Conference in Amsterdam in 2005, as a merger of two European associations of communication researchers: European Communication Association (ECA) and European Consortium for Communications Research (ECCR).
It has 2700 members gathered in 24 thematic sections, 4 temporary working groups and 3 permanent networks. Every two years it organises an international conference called the European Communication Conference (ECC). The last ones were held in Hamburg (2010), Istanbul (2012), Lisbon (2014), Prague (2016), Lugano (2018). The ECREA Doctoral Summer School is also organised every year.
ECREA manages two book series at Routledge publishing house. The intellectual output of the Doctoral Summer School is published in The Researching and Teaching Communication Series.
For more information please visit: http://www.ecrea.eu
ECREA Central and East-European Network
ECREA CEE Network was established in 2009. The main objective of the network is the harmonious integration and proportional representation of CEE researchers in the ECREA structures, as well as the promotion of their achievements in intellectual exchange beyond the borders of the region. The network also aims to revive and strengthen cooperation and exchange between scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and researchers from outside the region. Researchers interested in media and communication studies in Central and Eastern Europe are also active within the CEE Network. The permanent tasks of the consortium include the organisation of conferences, as well as the support of studies, education and cooperation of media researchers.
The history of conferences of ECREA CEE Network (CEECOM) began in 2008, when the first Forum of Political Science and Social Communication organized by the Polish Communication Association and the University of Wrocław took place at the Książ Castle (Poland) engaging researchers from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The idea of annual conferences was continued. In 2009, in Brno and Telč (Czech Republic), it brought together 50 media and communication researchers from different countries (not only from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, but also from Hungary, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Finland, USA, UK).
The first official meeting and conference of the network took place on 14 October 2010 during the third European Communication Conference in Hamburg. Researchers and students representing Central and Eastern European countries as well as Western European universities joined the network.
Subsequent conferences were held in Bratislava (Slovakia) (where the membership of the network was expanded to include researchers from Austria and Hungary); in Cracow (Poland) and then in Prague (Czech Republic), where during the closing session the participants agreed on the creation of an international consortium CEECOM responsible for the development and coordination of activities in the field of media and communication research in Central and Eastern Europe.
The CEECOM Board was then composed of researchers from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. The Board consisted of: Auksė Balčytienė (Vytautas Magnus University), Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska (Wrocław University), Michał Głowacki (Warsaw University), Epp Lauk (University of Jyväskylä), Zrinjka Peruško (Sveučilište u Zagrebu), Irena Reifová (Univerzita Karlova), Ilija Tomanić-Trivundža (Univerza v Ljubljani) and Tomáš Trampota (Univerzita Karlova).
PTKS members actively participate in ECREA activities, especially in the Central and East-European Network, which organizes annual conferences, but also contribute to ECREA by being active in various sections and research groups.
For more information please visit: https://ecrea.eu/Central-and-East-European-Network