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Jos Willems Awards for best Bachelor and Master thesis to be awarded at Euprera Annual Congress in Istanbul

May 22, 2012


“Euprera Jos Willems Awards” is the first European wide competition to find the best Bachelor and Master thesis of 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 founder Jos Willems.


For several years the best dissertation at both levels has been awarded several benefits, including the winner’s presence -all expenses paid - in that year’s Euprera congress, their papers published on the Euprera website and enhanced individual recognition as a PR expert. Alongside the individual benefits, the Universities and Colleges of origin are recognized as excellence research units in Europe.


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”.


Application for this year edition is now closed and will be reopened for the next year. Authors of the selected abstracts will be asked to submit a ten page summary of the work in English, along with the full original contents list and the bibliography. The thesis on which entries are based must have been completed within eighteen months of the final submission date.


On the other side, seats in the judges committee are still available. For more details on joining the judges committee, please contact the award coordinator António Marques Mendez (




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.