Next TWIN webinar

Sharing lessons as we communicate back to the “new normal”
Thursday June 18, 2020


Webinar 1
Les enjeux de la communication post Covid-19
 – h. 10:30-12:00

Webinar 2
Some of the best rules and practices for holding virtual events
h. 14:30-16:00


Weʼve 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.

Now with the focus shifting to the “new normal” that we can expect at the start of the next academic year, EUPRIO has teamed up with its sister association of university communication professionals in France, ARCES, and the specialist higher education agency Campus Com to organise two webinars to help us all prepare for a blended future of both digital and face-to-face activities.

Both webinars, lasting 90 minutes each, will take place on Thursday 18 June.

The first one, organised by ARCES in French, will start at 10.30 CET. The title is “Les enjeux de la communication post COVID-19 (Communication challenges post COVID-19)”.  See more and register here:

The second one, organised by EUPRIO in English, starts at 14.30 CET and it will look at some of the best rules and practices for holding virtual events as universities prepare to welcome new and returning students to the post Covid-19 world of higher education.

The COVID-19 crisis has allowed communication departments to “shine” because of the key role communications has played in handling the crisis – from social media handling, weekly mails-to-all, thousands of corona-mailbox replies and all the other online activities that have been key to keeping universities going during the health emergency. 

“Within a matter of days many universities were able to switch over to online education and classes, or at least some of their lectures, and probably surprised themselves how fast they could move to a digital environment” says Jan Dries, EUPRIO President

“We’ve all had to imagine new ways organising everything, from welcome days to graduation ceremonies, and this afternoon webinar will let our members throughout Europe share their experiences on what works and what to avoid doing” explains Christine Legrand EUPRIO’s deputy President

Ludo Koks, public affairs manager at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, will be the webinar moderator.  He said: “I welcome this initiative for EUPRIANS to share communications experiences of the last two dreadful months, during which we’ve had thousands of students locked in their tiny rooms and many not able to go back home or come back to us; together with growing backlogs in education & research; financial problems and the logistical problems apart from the most important health issues.”


  • Mascha Arts : communicator at Fontys Hogescholen (The Nederlands)
  • EUTOPIA French Team CY UNIVERSITY (France)
  • Régis Faubet : digital strategy consultant for La Haute Société (France)
  • Sabine Piccolo : responsible for online event at GEM (Grenoble Ecole de Management France)
  • Paolo Pomati, Director of communication of Università di Piemonte Orientale (Italy), past President of EUPRIO

Marcin Witkowski, International and PR specialist -Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Poland and member of EUPRIO EB will take care of the chat

Register here:


Past workshops


City and venue


Train the scientist!

Venice (Italy),
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

October 1st, 2019

Social Media Management: how to develop a strong strategy for engaging students and alumni

Jan Dries and Ole Frank Nielsen

Aveiro (Portugal),
Universidade de Aveiro

 March 13rd, 2019

Agile Training to Help you Succeed in your Projects

Alfred Almendra, Formateur et consultant indépendant en management agile de l’innovation

Lyon (France),
CPE Lyon-Ecole d’Ingénieurs en Chimie et Sciences du Numérique

December 10, 2018

Engaging Internal Audiences to boost your University’s External Success

Paul Helbing, Director of Communications of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Professor Majda Tafra Vlahovié, PhD, University of Dubrovnik

 Zagreb (Croatia), University of Zagreb

May 18, 2018 

Development and Alumni Engagement. the case for alumni engagement and support

Anna Mundell, Director Development and Alumni Engagement Division – Bocconi University

Milan (Italy), Bocconi University

November 17, 2017