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  • May 2022
    55th EPRA Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium

    Department Chair Jörg Matthes and Krisztina Rozgonyi were invited to join the 55th EPRA Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. More information on their involvement and keynote talks can be found here.
  • March 2022
    European Media Freedom Act: A coordinated response by the department's CPC

    The CPC has submitted a coordinated response on behalf of our department to the public consultation for an European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), launched by the European Commission.

    Further details can be found here.
  • February 2022
    EPRA & the CPC launch partnership initiative

    The European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) and the Comms Policy Collaborative (CPC) in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna are excited to announce their new partnership initiative.

    The initiative, the first of its kind for both EPRA and the newly-established CPC, started as a means to bolster capacities of both parties, and build closer connections between research and policy making stakeholders, for more inclusive and sustainable media governance.

    More information can be accessed here.
  • January 2022
    CPC to consult on Austrian media policy processes
    The Comms Policy Collaborative (CPC) has been bestowed the status of official academic policy stakeholder. The status provides the CPC opportunities to consult government representatives (Bundeskanzleramt) on issues related to media and communication legislation as of January 2022.

    The CPC will engage in public consultation processes and contribute inputs, based on department research and scholarship, to policy and legislative proposals, as part of the University of Vienna's Third Mission commitments. The CPC is the first academic institution ever to be selected, a status that indicates the significant value and expertise the Department of Communication can contribute to these processes.

    All submissions (Gutachten) will be fully transparent, and openly accessible: to be published here.
  • January 2022
    Policy innovation and feminist advocacy: International student collaboration for gender justice
    To honor the 16-day campaign surrounding the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), the Comms Policy Collaborative's Krisztina Rozgonyi, led a training program on policy advocacy for students. The initiative, part of a collaboration with the University of Padova, Newcastle University, and Complutense University of Madrid, 'Learning and doing for gender advocacy: A UniTWIN European teaching partnership, focused on countering gender-based violence in and through the media.

    The students created an impressive range of projects, empowering themselves through engagement, and learning from a range of experts on feminist advocacy (including the CPC's Jennifer Adams) for sustainable change and policy innovation.