About Yecrea

Who We Are

YECREA, the Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) represents the young scholars within ECREA. YECREA’s main objectives are to give a voice to the young generation within ECREA, and to provide young scholars with an international network. This includes (but is not limited to) doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.

The current management team of YECREA is:

  • Anne Mollen, University of Muenster (chair)
  • Tereza Pavlíčková (vice-chair) is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Media Studies, Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. Her main research interests are within the field of audience studies, in particular audiences’ interpretative uses of media.
    She is the Network representative on the ECREA Board and an editor of ECREA’s Newsletter.
  • Raul Ferrer Conill (vice-chair) is a PhD candidate in the department of Geography, Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. His main research interests revolve around digital journalism, gamification, processes of datafication and engagement. He likes chocolate-chip cookies.

What We Do

YECREA’s goal is to provide young scholars with relevant information, stimulate PhD initiatives aimed at PhD support, and create forums where young scholars can share ideas, get peer support and peer review. A special emphasis is put on PhD support. YECREA aims to provide a bridge between the young generation and the advanced members of ECREA, to stimulate both communication and collaboration between the two.

The YECREA network communicates through a newsletter, and especially through the YECREA Facebook page that informs the community of young scholars of conferences, scholarships, graduate programmes, jobs, etc. Also, YECREA is present at ECREA workshops and conferences.

YECREA is represented in the ECREA thematic sections through Section Representatives. These Section Representatives ensure communication from young scholars to the section and vice versa, and represent the young scholars within the section.

Not yet a member of YECREA?

Becoming a YECREA member is free. The only requirements are to be an ECREA member and to be either a graduate student or an early career scholar.

If you are a member of ECREA, you can easily join YECREA. Please log in to ecrea.eu intranet, go to ‘my information’ and join YECREA.

If you are not yet a member of ECREA, you can become a member of ECREA for 10 euros in the first year here http://ecrea.eu/register. If your affiliation has an institutional membership, you can become a member for free as a PhD student by requesting the institutional coordinator to add you as a member.

While we recommend you to join our Facebook group, we want to remind you that joining the Facebook page does not make you a YECREA member. You can only join YECREA via the ECREA official website.