Welcome to NeFCA, The Netherlands – Flanders Communication Association.

NeFCA aims to represent and maintain a Community of Communication Scholars from The Netherlands and Flanders.

Become a member so you:

  • Connect with peers and colleagues from the field of Communication Sciences in Flanders and The Netherlands
  • Take part in interesting seminars for PhD students and senior scholars
  • Stay abreast of the latest news in our discipline


Two scholars received a NeFCA award at the Etmaal 2018 conference: congratulations!

Gertjan Willems
(Ghent University) received the NeFCA Young Scholar Award 2018.
This award honors the accomplishments of young doctors (e.g., post-doc, assistant-professor, lecturer) who succeed in combining their individual academic career with contributions to the discipline of communication and media research.

Stefan Bernritter (University of Amsterdam) received the NeFCA Dissertation Award 2016. His dissertation is entitled "Examining consumers' brand endorsements on social media".

Job Opening

The Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam currently has vacancies for two PhD positions. Both positions are on the topic of contemporary political satire, and are funded through an NWO/VIDI grant awarded to dr. Christian Burgers. More information can be found here and here. Interested candidates can apply until 30 April 2018.

NeFCA Division Events

Popular Communication

2018, March 22: 'Symposium ‘Music, place and belonging'
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Division Popular Communication

2018, June 1: Symposium 'Remaking European Cinema'
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Persuasive Communication

2018, June 18: Research seminar 'Sustainability'
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2018, June 14: 'Reclamewijs onderzoek in de praktijk'
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Other interesting events

2018, April 20: Studiedag ‘Het nieuws anders bekeken’.

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ACHC symposium 'Digitale (big) data en gezondheidscommunicatie: hoe onderzoek en praktijk verandert'

2018, June 1.
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Meeting 'Language in Webcare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives'

2018, Nov 22-23:
Deadline call for papers: April 15.
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