EuroPCom 2018: 9th European Public Communication Conference  
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The 9th edition of EuroPCom will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2018. With the 2019 European Parliament elections ahead and distrust in the EU still dominating national discourse and elections in the Member States, fostering democratic engagement and advocating for the European project seem to be decisive elements in 2018 for ensuring the future of the EU. This edition of EuroPCom will therefore have the title "Campaigning for Europe" and will provide a unique connecting platform in preparation for the election year ahead.

 
Download the brochure or have a look at the preliminary programme below!​ 

 
This year's conference sessions follow three main thematic clusters:
 
 
More than 900 communication professionals are expected to attend the event.​ Join your colleagues from all the EU Member States and beyond in sharing views at this largest event on public communication in Europe!
 

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This year, an innovative mix of well known and new formats is awaiting you. Workshops, Ideas Labs, mini trainings, EuroPComTalks, an interactive EuroPCom Market Place and an Open Space will give you the opportunity to make the most of your learning and networking experience at the conference. 
 
 
 
 

 

Programme

Thursday 8 November
10:30 – 12:00
(1) Opening Session
12:15- 14:30
Market Place - EuroPComTalks
14:30 – 16:00
Parallel sessions
(2) Delivering great campaigns: inspire and engage
(3) AI and GDPR: salvation or damnation?
(4) Mobilising Generation Z
(5) How women can save Europe
(7) How to engage young people in the electoral process?
14:30 – 18:00
(6) New ways to tell stories
16:30 – 18:00
Parallel sessions
(8) The European elections: media, quo vadis?
(9) Citizens’ consultations: image campaign or effective democracy tool?
(10) Public institutions’ visual communication: How to unleash creativity?
(11) Twitter as a campaign tool
(12) Bringing the EU closer to its citizens: working with the EU's decentralised agencies
Friday 9 November
09:15 – 10:45
Parallel sessions
(13) Voices from the ground (game)
(14) Selling heavy topics: from budget to space policies
(15) Disinformation and elections: lessons learned
(17) Video on social media: applying a publisher's mindset
(18) Why should I care about the EU?
09:15 - 12:45
(16) Open Space
11:15 – 12:45
Parallel sessions
(19) How opinions become a vote
(20) Celebrating the local in pan-European campaigns
(21) Political campaign strategies for 2019
(22) Moderating citizens’ dialogues
(23) Local heroes as EU ambassadors
13:15 – 14:00
(24) Closing session
Speakers and moderators of the sessions are updated regularly in the above overview. Please note that the programme is preliminary and may still be subject to change.
 
Follow EuroPCom also on social media! All updates on the preparation of the conference will be published on this website and announced on the Facebook eventTwitter #europcom and in our LinkedIn group. 

 
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