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



Current Contestations of Cultural Capital
On Friday the 20th of January, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) in Rotterdam is hosting the symposium, Current Contestation of Cultural Capital.
This symposium evolves around current developments in cultural capital research.
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Etmaal 2017

Etmaal 2017: Innovative Methods in Communication Research

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Call for papers

Call for papers Special Issue Etmaal 2017
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PhD position in project on persuasive impact of consumer’s visual brand posts
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Amsterdam School of Communication Research currently has a PhD vacancy in a project on the persuasive impact of consumer’s visual brand posts, supervised by prof. P.C. Neijens, dr. G. van Noort and dr. T. Araujo.
Application deadline is February 1. More information can be found here.

Full-time (assistant/associate/full) professor Media Effects Research
Communication Science at KU Leuven, is hiring a full-time (assistant/associate/full) professor. Your research will focus on media-effects. You will teach several courses at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and supervise master's theses. Both KU Leuven and its communication department strive for academic excellence and are consistently ranked among the highest in the European continent.
Application deadline is March 15. More information can be found here.

Full Professor of Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence
Radboud University Nijmegen is seeking a colleague to expand our research and teaching programs in communication science with specific expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, focusing on the communication between individuals and intelligent media technologies. The professor will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for advancing the study of mediated communication and its uses and effects.
Application deadline is March 15. More information can be found here.

NeFCA Division Events

Media Psychology

Pre-conference at Etmaal “Moving beyond self-report: Measuring arousal, emotional, and cognitive responses to media through physiological measures.”
WHEN: Thursday 26 January 2017, 9AM-11AM
WHERE: University of Tilburg (exact location tba)
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Organizational Communication

Event 1 - Etmaal Pre-Conference Workshop on Information and Communication Technology Use in Organizations.
The workshop organized prior to the Etmaal conference of 2017 will take place at Tilburg University on Thursday January 26 from 9.30AM-11.00AM and will allow us to discuss research on information and communication technology use in organizations.
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Event 2 - Workshop Diffusion of Innovations: Central Concepts and Approaches>
On February 1, a workshop will be organized from 1.00-5.00PM at the University of Amsterdam. It will provide an overview of the diffusion of innovations model.
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Event 3 - Public Communication Campaigns: Central Principles and Approaches
On February 3, a workshop will be organized from 1.00-5.00PM at the University of Amsterdam. It will provide an overall framework of public communication campaigns, with some focus on health and environmental campaigns.
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Media Industries & Policies

On 11-12 May 2017, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel will organize the Annual Conference of the European Media Management Association (emma).
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Persuasive Communication

(Dutch Event) De persuasieve communicatiedivisie van NeFCA nodigt haar leden uit op het event omtrent reclamewijsheid 'Iedereen reclamewijs! Da’s wijs!'
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Political Communication & Journalism

On November 25th 2016, the Journalism and Political Communication divisions of NeFCA together are organizing the workshop "Wanted. Dead or Alive. Journalists, journalism and their audiences in a changing media landscape."
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Popular Communication

Two events are organized by the Popular Communication Division:

On November 25th 2016, Professor David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds) will give a PhD masterclass on "Researching Media and Cultural Industries" at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
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On April 5-7 2017, the conference "Locating Imagination: Popular Culture, Tourism, and Belonging" will be organized at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
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