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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   With the focus shifting to the “new normal” that we can expect at the start of the next academic year,…

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Engage! The mission of EUPRIO’s new President

JAN DRIES has a one word answer when asked to sum up his mission as he takes over as President of EUPRIO for the next two years, writes Nic Mitchell “Engage!” By that he means making it easier for members of our European network of higher education communication professionals to engage not just with the organisation – but also with each other! Engage! is Jan Dries’ campaigns slogan as EUPRIO President…

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Christine ends EUPRIO presidency on a high note

After four years at the helm of EUPRIO, Christine Legrand handed over the presidency of our association to Jan Dries at the 2018 General Assembly during our 30thanniversary conference in Sevilla.   Christine, Director of Communications and Industrial Relations at CPE Lyon in France, said she was proud of the achievements while leading the organisation and highlighted the new corporate identity and improved communications with members with the newsletter and…

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EUPRIO keeps on growing

Over 280 participants from the world of European university communications and higher education marketing came together for the 2016 EUPRIO conference hosted by the Belgium’s University of Antwerp in early September.   The conference, under the theme of Living the brand, saw representatives from Croatia and Montenegro take part for the first time as EUPRIO celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding in Belgium back in 1986, writes NIC MITCHELL…

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In or out of the EU, EUPRIO will stay together

Speculation is mounting about the impact on universities of the UK’s #BREXIT referendum on European Union membership, especially in areas like student and staff mobility and research cooperation, writeS Nic Mitchell. But for EUPRIO the message is clear! “In or out of the EU, our European association of university communication colleagues will remain together”, said EUPRIO’s President Christine Legrand. “We are colleagues with same questions, exchanges and experience and we are…

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Branding was the focus for Italian communicators

Two EUPRIO presidents, one from the present and the other from the not so distant past, attended the annual meeting of the Italian association of higher education communication professionals, AICUN, in Rome. Current president Christine Legrand, from CPE Lyon in France, took part in a round table discussion on university branding with Paolo Pomati, from Università del Piemonte Orientale in Italy, who was out president from 2008-12. Also taking part…

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EUPRIO looks at the future of universities

Great Italian food and weather combined with thought-provoking workshops and speakers helped to make EUPRIO’s 2015 annual conference one of the most successful in recent years. A total of 284 participated, among them 28 speakers, for the three days of intensive networking and learning and sharing fresh ideas in the beautiful historic setting of Perugia, capital of Italy’s Umbria region. There were representatives from 27 countries, including a delegate from…

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EUPRIO brought a ray of sunshine to Innsbruck

Despite dire weather warnings for the Austrian Alps in early September, EUPRIO members brought a ray of sunshine to Tyrol when they arrived for the Innsbruck conference, writes Nic Mitchell. EUPRIO conferences are held in either late June or early September and bring together public relations and marketing professionals from over 20 countries to discuss and share best practices in university communications. This year we had over 250 participants coming…

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Christine is new EUPRIO President

Christine Legrand is the new President of the European Public Relations and Information Officers’ association (EUPRIO). EUPRIO’s new President Christine Legrand She is the Director of Communications and Industrial Relations at CPE Lyon in France and took over as EUPRIO President at the end of the association’s annual conference, held this month (September) at the University of Innsbruck, in Austria. She will serve for two years. EUPRIO has nearly 700…

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National Geographic link-up wins 2013 EUPRIO Award

EUPRIO’s new look award scheme created quite a buzz at the Kent conference with delegates helping to pick the winning entry after a poster session during one of the lunch breaks. A bit like Eurovision, the views of delegates were combined with the judging panel and this year’s top prize – an all-expenses paid invitation to attend and present at next year’s annual conference in Innsbruck – went to Universiteit…

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