Donnerstag, 22. September 2022, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

EUPRERA 23rd Annual Congress, Vienna

Public Relations in the Risk Society: Dealing with Uncertainty, Insecurity and Crisis

Department of Communication (University of Vienna) and Department of Foreign Language Business Communication (Vienna University of Economics an Business)
Kolingasse 14 -16, 1090 Wien und, Welthandel Wien


Weitere Termine

Mittwoch, 21. September 2022, 16:00 - 21:30

Freitag, 23. September 2022, 09:00 - 18:00

Samstag, 24. September 2022, 09:00 - 14:00

Technological developments and globalization have not only brought about progress, but also major challenges and risks for today’s dynamic and complex societies.Many of the risks we face today are the product of human activity, created by both social development, and by the development of science and technology. Public and private organizations, stretching across business, politics, and society, are constantly required to respond and adjust to the changes and challenges caused by new forms of risk. Citizens and organizational stakeholders demand answers, explanations and actions from companies. NGOs and politicians increasingly speak up themselves in the public sphere, both on the streets and on social media.

The volatile state of today’s society produces crises on an unprecedented scale. For public relations academics and practitioners, and organizations writ large, this raises important questions and challenges surrounding both the method and the impact of communication in today’s risk societies.

We invite scholars to reflect on the role of public relations in the risk society and how to deal with uncertainty, insecurity and crisis situations. We welcome research spanning all approaches – theoretical, empirical, and applied – and look forward to a stimulating discussion on the congress theme and beyond.

The 23rd Annual Congress will be hosted jointly by the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of Vienna.


EUPRERA 23rd Annual Congress

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Claudia Koska
Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaften