2013 PhD seminar: Barcelona
2012 PhD seminar: Istanbul (23-25 September)
2011 PhD seminar: Leeds (10-13 September).
2010 PhD seminar: Jyvaskyla (25-28 September).
2009 PhD seminar Bucharest (26-28 September).
2008 PhD Seminar Milan (18-21 October).
2007 PhD seminar Roskilde (30 October - 3 September).
Idea and content
The aim of the Seminar is to provide an international setting where doctoral students in PR and corporate communication can present their ongoing work, get feedback from experts and peers and establish a valuable network for the future.
The main focus of the Seminar will be on the work in progress of participants. A special focus will be on the several subjects, approaches and methods used in different universities. A variety of working activities will be organised to make the Seminar dynamic and inspiring.
The participants must submit:
- One page abstract of personal ongoing work.
- Ten pages paper of personal PhD project.
It is recommended that the paper will raise and discuss specific problems rather than being conclusive. It will describe the subject of interest and the theoretical and methodological approach and it will indicate what kind of feedback is especially wanted. It will also specify the development phase of the PhD project, in order to get an appropriate and stimulating feedback.
During the Seminar participants will make a brief presentation of their work and will give a structured feedback to up to 3 papers, selected on the base of personal interests.
The seminar will be flexible in structure and will follow several activities:
* Introduction of all participants and their universities
* Reflections on the impact of the congress
* Presentation of and feedback to all PhD projects
* Overview of all approaches, theories, methods and linkages between projects
* Building up a PhD network
* Special inputs from experts and facilitators
* Informal walk-and-talk
* Good meals and good company
Comments from participants
This is a note of thanks from the PhD students who attended the first PhD seminar organised by Euprera at Roskilde University:
We particularly want to thank Inger Jensen whose brilliant vision this was, as well as Sue Wolstenholme, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff who gave such valuable feedback and Anne who looked after us so well. Other people must have contributed to the success and of course Euprera and RUC as a whole made it possible.
We have had a fantastic time, working together from different countries and at different stages of research to solve each other's dilemmas. We are sure you - and the wider PR community - will see the benefits of this collaboration in years to come and really hope you will support seminars like this in the future. There will be more detailed reports in the next Euprera newsletter, of course.
With thanks to all of you and, in particular, to the kindness and dedication of Inger.
from Camilla Berggren, Alenka Jelen, Birte Fähnrich, Gisela Goncalves, Howard Nothhaft, Irène Perrin, Johanna Fawkes, Nilam Ashra, Swaran Sandhu
Experts and facilitators
Associate Professor in social sciences at Roskilde University. One of the initiators of the master’s degree program in public relations at Roskilde University. Research and teaching areas: Strategic Processes, Business Ethics, Organisational Legitimacy, Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Competence and Public Relations. Member of research network on Agents and Institutions – on opening the borderlines between economics and sociology. Past President of EUPRERA and chairman of the Research Committee. Member of the jury of EUPRERA-students award. Supervisor of Ph.D. students in public relations. December 2000 – April 2007 vice rector of Roskilde University. Responsible coordinator of EUA project on Creativity in Teaching and Learning.