Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

ECREA Barcelona 2008

28.11.2008
Approaching the New Challenges Faced by Communication Policies and Culture in Europe UAB organises a European conference on communication studies in Barcelona with the participation of almost 1000 specialists from 40 different countries

From 25 to 28 November Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will be hosting the European Communication Conference (ECREA Barcelona 2008) entitled Communication Policies and Culture in Europe. Close to one thousand communication researchers from forty different countries spanning four continents are attending this four-day conference at the International Conventions Centre of Barcelona (CCIB).

The official opening took place on 25 November at 12am with the participation of François Heinderyckx, President of ECREA; Josep M. Blanco, Dean of the UAB Faculty of Communications Studies; and Miquel de Moragas, Director of the Communication Institute (InCom-UAB).

During the opening session, the President of ECREA highlighted the suitability of UAB organising this type of event, since the Univeristy is internationally known for its research in communications and for its experience in organising such large-scaled scientific events. The Dean of the UAB Faculty of Communications Sciences pointed out the importance of debating on communication policies and culture in Europe in such changing times and found particularly important the participation of experts trained in both the fields of communication research and politics. Finally, the Director of InCom-UAB declared the conference an essential opportunity to exchange experiences in communication research and share with society the current communications scenario in Europe.

More than 700 research communications are being presented in fifteen different thematic sections, and focus on the current situation of communication means in Europe, new forms of regulation and deregulation, and the convergence of technologies, cultural industries and new public service tasks.

The ECREA Barcelona 2008 conference has been organised by the UAB Faculty of Communications Sciences and the Communications Institute (InCom-UAB), in collaboration with the UAB Foundation (FUAB). It has received the support of the Spanish and Catalan governments, the Provincial Council of Barcelona and the City Council of Barcelona. The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) is the largest European association of communication researchers and one of the most well-known in the world. It is currently formed by a total of fifteen research sections, the same number of sections which the Barcelona Conference communications are divided into. Some of the sections include: Audience and Reception Studies; Communication and Democracy; Diaspora, Migration and the Media; Digital Culture and Communication; Gender and Communication; and Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction.

Plenary Sessions
The opening and closing ceremonies consist in two plenary sessions; the former chaired by the UAB Faculty of Communications Sciences and the latter by the Communications Institute (InCom-UAB).

The opening session is dedicated to the conference's main topic: Communication Policies and Culture in Europe, and includes the participation of Dr Joan Manuel Tresserras, Minister for Culture and Media of the Catalan Government and Professor at the UAB Faculty of Communications Sciences; Dr Marju Laristin, former Minister for Social Affairs in Estonia (1992-1994) and Emeritus Professor at Tartu University; and Dr Philip Schlesinger, Professor of Cultural Policy and Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow.

The closing session will focus on Cultural Expressions and Universal Symbols. The Experience of Catalonia, with the participation of Paolo Fabbri, Semiologist; Xavier Rubert de Ventós, Professor of Aesthetics at the Open University of Catalonia; Josep Bargalló, Director of the Institut Ramón Llull; and Dr Miquel de Moragas, Director of InCom-UAB. The session will include the presentation of an audiovisual report on this topic created especially for the conference by Televisió de Catalunya.

Octavi López Coronado | alfa
Further information:
http://www.ecrea2008barcelona.org/esp/home.asp

Further reports about: Communication Conference ECREA InCom-UAB Science UAB communication studies culture

More articles from Event News:

nachricht Sustainable Water use in Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
19.01.2017 | Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO)

nachricht 12V, 48V, high-voltage – trends in E/E automotive architecture
10.01.2017 | Haus der Technik e.V.

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Traffic jam in empty space

New success for Konstanz physicists in studying the quantum vacuum

An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by...

Im Focus: How gut bacteria can make us ill

HZI researchers decipher infection mechanisms of Yersinia and immune responses of the host

Yersiniae cause severe intestinal infections. Studies using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as a model organism aim to elucidate the infection mechanisms of these...

Im Focus: Interfacial Superconductivity: Magnetic and superconducting order revealed simultaneously

Researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have synthesized a new superconducting material by growing a few layers of an antiferromagnetic transition-metal chalcogenide on a bismuth-based topological insulator, both being non-superconducting materials.

While superconductivity and magnetism are generally believed to be mutually exclusive, surprisingly, in this new material, superconducting correlations...

Im Focus: Studying fundamental particles in materials

Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales

Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity...

Im Focus: Designing Architecture with Solar Building Envelopes

Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.

As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Sustainable Water use in Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

19.01.2017 | Event News

12V, 48V, high-voltage – trends in E/E automotive architecture

10.01.2017 | Event News

2nd Conference on Non-Textual Information on 10 and 11 May 2017 in Hannover

09.01.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New Study Will Help Find the Best Locations for Thermal Power Stations in Iceland

19.01.2017 | Earth Sciences

Not of Divided Mind

19.01.2017 | Life Sciences

Molecule flash mob

19.01.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>