ICA pre-conference on the “Role of Communication in Refugee Crises and Settlement Processes” ​​​​​​​

ICA Prague 2018

The Intercultural Communication Division (ICA), Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), and the Department of Media and Communication (Erasmus University Rotterdam) are sponsoring the ICA pre-conference on the “Role of Communication in Refugee Crises and Settlement Processes” taking place on May 24th in Prague. This is part of a stimulating and socially-relevant project, joining more that 25 presentations of ongoing research projects across our planet.

This ICA (International Communication Association) pre-conference emerges from the ongoing refugee crisis at the Mediterranean Sea, calling for dialogue between scholars and practitioners interested in the roles played by Communication regarding this multifaceted challenge. Although the event is open to cover different humanitarian crises worldwide, the urgency and relevance of this topic appeals to the scholarly commitment to propose applied solutions to decision-making bodies and involved organizations. Discussing the role of mass and new social media, and intercultural communication in this context turns into a must for our research community.

The main purpose of this conference is to open a space for dialogue regarding the way refugee crises are tackled by political, social and media actors, aiming to set some guidelines to avoid those mistakes previously noticed and leading to a more constructive and conscious coverage and social action. 


This pre-conference is open to anyone interested in this topic, regardless s/he is presenting a paper. The maximum attendance allowed due to the lecture hall dimensions is 90 participants.

The official programme is now available onlineRegistration is open until May 4, via this webpage.


This conference is organised by our colleagues Amanda Paz Alencar and Noemi Mena Montes (Department of Media and Communication) together with scholars from the University of Salamanca and University of Valladolid in Spain Carlos Arcila (Universidad de  Salamanca, ESP);  Felix Ortega (Universidad de Salamanca,  ESP); and Miguel Vicente (Universidad de Valladolid, ESP). We look forward to meeting you in Prague! Please share this information among anyone potentially interested in these topics.

More information

Conference venue
Charles University
Faculty of Law, Lecture Hall 103

Právnická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy v Praze
nám. Curieových 7
116 40 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Date and time
24th May 2017
From 08:00 until 17:00