Call for participants

We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA Summer School 5-11 August at Roskilde University, Denmark. The application deadline is 15 February, 2024.

The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School brings together members of the European research community to explore contemporary issues within media and communication studies. The Summer School offers a supportive international setting for European doctoral students, where you can present and develop your ongoing PhD projects and build valuable networks. Our main aim is to provide you with support, insights, and guidance through a variety of activities, including individual feedback seminars with leading media and communication scholars.


The Summer School is open to all PhD projects within the broad field of media and communication studies. We especially encourage doctoral students who are in the middle of their studies to apply, as it is our experience that participation in this phase is the most productive and useful for participants.

The Summer School runs over seven full working days and awards 10 ECTS credits. The working language is English; therefore, a sufficient understanding of and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

  • Feedback sessions: you get detailed and constructive feedback on your PhD project.
  • Methodological workshops: you get to hone existing competencies and discover new approaches.
  • Talks and round tables: you get insights into current scholarly debates and tips on how to tackle life in academia.

The participation fee is 990 Euros for ECREA members, and 1150 Euros for non-members. The fee covers:

  • Accommodation in single room (4-12 August)
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and snacks (5-11 August)
  • Public transportation (train/bus) to and from the Summer School venue (5-11 August)
  • Welcome reception, excursions, and farewell dinner
  • Summer school materials, including diploma

All interested doctoral students need to apply by Thursday 15 February, 2024. The application must include a structured abstract of the PhD project (max. 450 words) and a short bio (max. 250 words). The structured abstract must address the following:

  • Purpose and research question
  • Theoretical framework
  • Design/methodology
  • Contribution
  • State of project: what is the status of your data collection/field work

Up to 50 doctoral students will be offered a spot at the Summer School. All applicants will be notified by the end of March, 2024.