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


Erasmus University launches a MOOC on serious gaming

Have you ever wondered how playing games can help us to train people, deal with societal challenges or raise awareness of contemporary social issues? Join Erasmus University’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on serious gaming.
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Vacancy Doctoral Researcher "Lost in Translation?"

Research group CIMS (Centre for Cinema and Media Studies) of the Department of Communication Sciences (Ghent University) is looking for a full-time doctoral researcher who will be assigned to the FWO project 'Lost in translation? A multi-methodological research project on same-language film remakes between Flanders and The Netherlands'.
This 4 year project focuses on the emerging practice of Flemish-Dutch film remakes and asks questions about intercultural communication and the relation between media and cultural identity from a multi-methodological perspective (text, production, distribution and reception).
The application deadline is May 16th and more information can be found here.

Mark your calendars for Etmaal 2017 in Tilburg

The successful 2016 edition of Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap is only a few weeks away, but the organizing committee of Tilburg University is already preparing the next Etmaal.
Mark your calendars for Etmaal 2017 in Tilburg on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of January. We hope to see you all again!

Looking back on a successful Etmaal 2016!

On 4-5 February, 2016 VU University organized the Etmaal 2016 conference. The theme of the conference was "Closer: Connecting through intimate communication technologies". NeFCA would like the thank the entire organizing committee for this wonderful Etmaal conference: Jolien Arendsen, Christian Burgers, Sylvia Gielink, Tilo Hartmann, Anita van Hoof, Peter Kerkhof, Elly Konijn, Anne-Marie van Prooijen & Bob van de Velde.
Pictures of the event made by Marloes Spekman and Dirk Oegema can be found here.

Jochen Peter (ASCOR) receives an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project Children and Social Robots: An Integrative Framework

Last February when most of us were busy at our Etmaal, the news come through that Jochen Peter received a prestigious grant from the European Research Council. Congratulations! We applaud Jochen’s accomplishment and are also happy for the discipline Communication Science.
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An-Sofie Claeys wins NeFCA’s Young Scholar Award

NeFCA would like to congratulate An-Sofie Claeys on winning the 2015 NeFCA Young Scholar Award!
The Young Scholar Award honors the accomplishments of young doctors who succeed in combining their individual academic career with contributions to the discipline of communication and media research.
An-Sofie Claeys was awarded with the prestigious award at the Etmaal Conference 2016 in Amsterdam.
Read here why the jury chose her work.

Marijn Meijers wins NeSCoR Dissertation Award.

NeFCA would like to congratulate Marijn Meijers on winning the NeSCoR Dissertation award 2014 for her dissertation “On justifying eco-friendly behaviors”! She received the award at the Etmaal Conference 2016 in Amsterdam.
Read here why the jury chose her work.

Hannelore Crijns wins best article by a young scholar in the "Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap".

NeFCA would like to congratulate Hannelore Crijns on being awarded with the price of the best article by a young scholar in the “Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap”! The article called "Facebook als corporate-communicatietool voor bedrijven? Een inhoudsanalyse van de communicatiestrategieën van gereputeerde Belgische bedrijven op de sociale netwerksite." was co- authored by Liselot Hudders, Verolien Cauberghe and An-Sofie Claeys. She received the award at the Etmaal Conference 2016 in Amsterdam.