Welcome address

Dear ECREA2020 Participants
Dear friends and colleagues
Welcome to the University of Minho, Welcome to the city of Braga, Welcome to Portugal!
It is with great joy that, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), we welcome you and wish you a pleasant, fruitful and inspiring ECREA 2020 Conference.

It is an honour for all of us in the Communication and Society Research Centre to host the 8th European Communication Conference at the University of Minho. 

We hope this will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and to debate the most pressing issues in the media and communication field today. The conference theme ‘Communication and Trust: building safe, sustainable and promising futures’ gives us the opportunity to look back at our common past, to examine the present and to explore different visions of the futures we are helping to build.

We wish ECREA 2020 will stand, for each and everyone of us, as a meaningful academic and personal experience, as a promoter of scientific debate, and as an accelerator of projects and networks for years to come.

Looking forward to meeting you in Braga!
Helena Sousa
Chair of the LOC