YECREA Pre-Conference

The pre-conference will be organised in connection with ECREA

Johan Farkas (chair)
Corinna Lauerer (vice-chair)
Norbert Šinković (vice-chair) (

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Brief description

The YECREA pre-conference aims to bring together early-career researchers from across Europe, providing valuable community building, networking opportunities and knowledge sharing regarding research and career development.
The YECREA pre-conference in Braga will build on the successful pre-conference held at the 2018 ECREA conference in Lugano, which successfully brought together early-career researchers for three packed workshops.
The full-day pre-conference event in Braga will consist of several workshops, each organised by a small team of YECREA Representatives from various Sections and Temporary Working Groups of ECREA, representing the breadth of European communications research.
The YECREA pre-conference in 2020 will focus on three main topics:
(1) methodology questions in research (e.g. niche and new methods)
(2) improving academic skills and networking (e.g. publishing workshop with the editors of the European Journal of Cultural Studies and the European Journal of Communication)
(3) health and working conditions (e.g. contracts and work-life-balance). 
The pre-conference workshops will include invited senior scholars who will give short presentations, take part in discussions and provide valuable feedback to the early-career participants. A detailed program will be available soon.