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European-wide competition seeks best Bachelor and Masters thesis for EUPRERA’s Jos Willems Award ahead of Istanbul Congress

April 27, 2012


The “Euprera Jos Willems Awards” is the first European-wide competition to find the best Bachelor and Master thesis from students in public relations or communication studies. Winners will be awarded at the Euprera annual congress in Istanbul, September 20-22. This year competition is something special as it marks the 80th anniversary of the founder Jos Willems.


For several years the best dissertation at both levels has been prized with several benefits, namely the winner’s presence (all expenses paid) in that year’s Euprera congress, their papers published on the Euprera website and individual recognition as a PR  expert is enhanced. Apart from the individual benefits, the Universities and Colleges of origin are recognized as excellence research units across Europe in our field.


This year winners will be awarded on September 20-22 in Istanbul, Turkey, during the Euprera congress on “Researching the changing profession of public relations”.


Successful abstract submissions will be invited to submit a ten page summary of the work, again in English, along with the full original contents list and the bibliography by June 30th.

The thesis must have been completed within eighteen months before the final submission date of April 30.



The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (Euprera) is an autonomous organisation that aims at stimulating and promoting innovative knowledge and practices of public relations education and research in Europe. Euprera is a network where the members attract, convey, disseminate and create innovations in public relations and communication.