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Program: day-1

Thursday 7 October, 2021

Congress starts in the morning

Keynote speaker (1) (plenary session): Johanna FawkesA path through the woods: new directions for public relations

Papers presentation (parallel sessions)


Parallel panel sessions

Program: day-2

Friday 8 October, 2021

Paper Development Workshop

Parallel panel sessions


Keynote speaker (2): Ramón Salaverría - Journalists, users, robots. Understanding the vicious triangle of disinformation

EUPRERA Hour (awards, projects, networks)

EUPRERA General Assembly


Program: day-3

Saturday 9 October, 2021

Social programme

10.00 am Departure from (to be determined) to Bodegas Otazu

10.30 am to 12.30 pm Guided visit of Bodegas Otazu

12.30 pm Departure to Parador de Olite

13.15 pm to 15.45 pm lunch at Parador de Olite

16.00 pm / 16.15 pm Guided visit to Olite’s Medieval Palace

17.30 pm Bus departure from Olite

18.15 pm Arrival in Pamplona

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Keynote speakers

Johanna Fawkes PhD is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and Visiting Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She was Principal Research Fellow at Huddersfield (2016-18), working with Professor Anne Gregory and an international team to produce a Global Capability Framework for Public Relations and Communications Management. 

Since 1990, Johanna has developed undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in public relations in three UK Universities and in Australia (2011-16), following a career in public sector communication. She has delivered keynote speeches and published articles and chapters on public relations, identity, performance  and ethics. Her book, Public Relations Ethics and Professionalism; The Shadow of Excellence, was published by Routledge in 2015 (paperback 2017). She is working on a sequel, Public Relations as Performance: Behind the Mask. Johanna now lives in Andalucia, Spain.

Ramón Salaverría, PhD, is Full Professor of Journalism at University of Navarra. Principal investigator of IBERIFIER - Iberian Digital Media Research and Fact-Checking Hub, funded by the European Commission, his research focuses on digital journalism and disinformation. He is visiting researcher at the Digital Media Research Program in the University of Texas at Austin, and he was chair of the Journalism Studies Section of ECREA. Author of over 250 scholarly publications, his most recent book is 'Journalism, Data and Technology in Latin America' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). He has delivered workshops, seminars and keynotes in more than 30 countries. 


Special Sessions

EUPRERA will offer a Paper Development Workshop, sponsored by The Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management, as a special, interactive and engaged environment to discuss and develop papers with a potential towards very strong conceptual/empirical contributions. All scholars can apply, but preference will be given to early and mid-career researchers (i.e., final stage of PhD or completed PhD within the last six years). Contact:

More info

The 14th EUPRERA PhD seminar will be held in Pamplona, on October 5-7 (arrival in Pamplona to be sheduled on October 4).

The seminar is intended for early/mid-stage PhD-students in public relations, organizational communication, and/or strategic communication. It provides an international setting for next generation of scholars. During three days, participants will get the chance to network and discuss their work in depth and get feedback from experts and peers. Active participation is expected meaning that everyone prepares comments to papers that are distributed in advance. In addition, two designated respondents will be appointed per paper and provide written feedback ahead of the seminar dates. The seminar will also include presentations and discussions around topics such as the process of writing a PhD, developing an academic career, and the relationship between PhD-student and advisor.

There will be a limited number of 10 participants. When the application criteria are met, the principle will be first come, first served.

Application requirements

  • A one-page abstract presenting the dissertation (must explicitly address public relations, organizational communication, and/or strategic communication) and proof of enrolment in a PhD-program. Deadline: August 9. Please contact Øyvind Ihlen ( for further details.

If accepted, participants are expected confirm their attendance and submit the following:

  • 10-page paper based on the PhD-project. The paper should follow the standard structure of introduction of the topic of interest, research question, literature review of the theory that is or will be applied, description and discussion of the methodological approach, analysis/discussion and (tentative) conclusion. If the dissertation is article based, it is possible to pull out one of the articles and present this alongside an introduction note detailing the context of the piece. You should also pose three questions concerning the type of feedback you are looking forDeadline: August 9.

  • One page of comments for each of two papers (will be allocated after August 30), addressing the quality of the research questions, theory, method and/or analysis, to be distributed to the participant.

Programme and presentations

A detailed program will be distributed in early September.

An important role of the PhD seminar is the opportunity to network with peers. It is important to share the working hours as well as the time for socializing with the seminar group. Therefore, you should not plan private tourist activities during the seminar days.

It is highly recommended that PhD students attend the congress as well as the seminar. You can take advantage of the special package fee including both events (registration instructions will be sent after the abstract approval). During the congress, a panel session will be set aside for the students to present.



Øyvind Ihlen

Professor, University of Oslo


Jens Seiffert-Brockmann

Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business


Sarah Marschlich

Senior Research and Teaching Associate, Universität Zürich

During the congress the following awards are presented: