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European Association of Communication Professionals in Higher Education

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EUPRIO is the association of higher education communicators in Europe.

EUPRIO's goal is to ensure communicating with stakeholders is a key factor in university strategic planning.

EUPRIO aims to achieve this by demonstrating communications excellence through the sharing of best practice and new ideas from around the world.

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Christine Legrand
Excecutive Board, National Representative, Steering Committee, Task Force Conference, Vice-president
France

EUPRIO Highlights

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Science and Society, a Trust issue is the webinar organised by the Ca'Foscari University of Venice and QUEST project (EUPRIO is a partner) on May 20, 2021 at 4.30 p.m. (CET). EUPRIO new President Gian-Andri Casutt will be one of the speakers

Trust is a crucial element of science communication, and of the relationship between science and society. In this event, we will address this issue from a variety of perspectives and the points of view of a scientist (Ilaria Capua), a sociologist of science (Massimiano Bucchi), an institutional communicator (Gian-Andri Casutt), and an expert of information and misinformation spreading dynamics on social media (Fabiana Zollo).

We will explore how scientists and institutions can gain public confidence, but we will also discuss if it is necessary for the communicator to trust the other side, the public. We will investigate whether and when trust is one of the goals of science communication, when instead becomes an essential condition of effective communication.

Roberta Villa, a science journalist and collaborator of the QUEST project, will moderate the debate.

Attend the event on Ca’ Foscari University of Venice’s Facebook page and Youtube channel. No registration is required.

More info on Ca'Foscari University website

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Sad to learn of the passing of Ray Footman on 15 April. As many have noted, this marks an end of an era moment. “Ray was one of the far-sighted and energetic group of senior advancement professionals who founded EUPRIO in 1986,” commented Edoardo Teodoro Brioschi, Honorary member of EUPRIO, "I was lucky enough to cooperate with him since the beginning of the EUPRIO life. I meet Ray several times and I was always impressed with his extremely rigorous approach to professional problems, commitment to the university communication and his vocation to the education approach. Ray was a great admirer of the Italian culture heritage and language".

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Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, the EUPRIO General Assembly 2020 will take place online on December 16th, 2020 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. followed by virtual Season's Greetings. It will be an opportunity to present to the EUPRIO members the activities realised during the last two years and to launch the EUPRIO programme 2021. Registration opening soon on MyEUPRIO.

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Latest news

EUPRIO-Directors Briefing starts successfully. How can it work to fulfil the complex tasks in a communication department under the new challenges of a digital office? How can colleagues be brought along and motivated? These and other questions were discussed by organisational scientist and digitalisation expert Isabelle M. Welpe from the Technical University of Munich at the 1st EUPRIO Directors Briefing with almost 30 heads of communication departments.

As universities welcomed students back to campuses this autumn, many towns and cities saw a surge of confirmed Covid-19 cases and university communication teams back in crisis mode. Here Nic Mitchell finds out how EUPRIO members from across Europe are meeting the challenges of the ‘new normal’ in the midst of a second wave of the Corona virus.

EUPRIO’s annual conference in Trieste, which was due to open on 30 August, has been postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but its theme of “Science communication: how to engage nowadays” could not have been more relevant.

As universities responded to Covid-19 by moving online, Nic Mitchell looks at key lessons from a webinar on the rapid transformation of big events like open days and graduation ceremonies to the virtual environment and Christine Legrand reports from a French online discussion on communication challenges during and after the corona crisis.

We’ve all had good and bad experiences of continuing to communicate with our students, staff and other stakeholders in the middle of the coronavirus crisis and now is the ideal time to look at lessons learnt since the pandemic shut campuses and forced teaching and virtually everything else online.

Universities in europe and across the world have overcome daunting communication challenges since the covid-19 virus shuttered campuses and forced teaching online – and they face fresh obstacles in navigating to the ‘new normal’.

Latest news

Giving trust and harvesting responsibility
EUPRIO-Directors Briefing starts successfully. How can it work to fulfil the complex tasks in a communication department under the new challenges of a digital office? How can colleagues be brought along and motivated? These and other questions were discussed by organisational scientist and digitalisation expert Isabelle M. Welpe from the Technical University of Munich at the 1st EUPRIO Directors Briefing with almost 30 heads of communication departments.

Earthquakes, Computer Crashes and Covid-19 Campus Outbreaks
As universities welcomed students back to campuses this autumn, many towns and cities saw a surge of confirmed Covid-19 cases and university communication teams back in crisis mode. Here Nic Mitchell finds out how EUPRIO members from across Europe are meeting the challenges of the ‘new normal’ in the midst of a second wave of the Corona virus.

Why scientists should help the media make sense of Covid-19
EUPRIO’s annual conference in Trieste, which was due to open on 30 August, has been postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but its theme of “Science communication: how to engage nowadays” could not have been more relevant.

Moving the big events to the virtual environment
As universities responded to Covid-19 by moving online, Nic Mitchell looks at key lessons from a webinar on the rapid transformation of big events like open days and graduation ceremonies to the virtual environment and Christine Legrand reports from a French online discussion on communication challenges during and after the corona crisis.

Sharing lessons as we communicate back to the “new normal”
We’ve all had good and bad experiences of continuing to communicate with our students, staff and other stakeholders in the middle of the coronavirus crisis and now is the ideal time to look at lessons learnt since the pandemic shut campuses and forced teaching and virtually everything else online.

Communicating in a covid crisis
Universities in europe and across the world have overcome daunting communication challenges since the covid-19 virus shuttered campuses and forced teaching online – and they face fresh obstacles in navigating to the ‘new normal’.