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Awarding Ceremony at the Leeds congress - 11.09.2011
Institute for PR Prize for best paper, Günter Thiele Award for best dissertation, Jos Willems Awards for best BA and MA thesi

As usual, the Euprera Annual Congress is a platform to award best practices and researches. At the congress in Leeds (UK), on September 9th 2011, the following authors have been awarded:

Institute for PR and Euprera Special Prize on best paper relevant to practitioners
Authors: Lisa Dühring, Anne Linke, University of Leipzig (Germany)
Paper: "Steering through turbulence - Developing a framework for managing social media communications"

Günter Thiele Award for excellence in European Research
Winning Author: Howard Nothhaft, University of Lund (Sweden)
Dissertation: "Communication Management as a professional organisational practice. Theoretical approaches on the basis of a shadowing study"

2nd Prize: Anja Prexl, University of Salzburg (Austria), "Corporate Sustainability Communication as a Future Oriented Challenge for Public Relations. Normative Theory, Good Practice Examples, and an Empirical Study with Austrian Energy Providers"

3rd Prize: Ansgar Thiessen, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), "Organisational Communication in Crises. A Model of Situative, Integrated and Strategic Crises Communication"

Euprera Jos Willems Award - Bachelor level
Author: Katalin Völgyi, Budapest College of Communication and Business (Hungary)
Thesis: "Corporate Volunteering in Hungary"

Euprera Jos Willems Award - Master level
Author: Laura Fischer, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)
Thesis: "Enter and Engage - Exploring Online Engagement through the Lens of PR Theory Investigating its Communal Orientation in a Case Study on Edelman"


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