About Us

The European Network of Emerging Scholars (EUNES) is a researcher-led and inclusive network for early- and mid-career researchers who work in public relations and strategic communication fields. EUNES is responsive to the needs and interests of the early- and mid-career researchers and supports researchers in their career ambitions, through skills development, networking opportunities, workshops, and events.


EUNES aims to bring early- and mid-career scholars in public relations and strategic communication together, to create and maintain lines of communication with scholars across Europe, to promote core values of solidarity, peace, equality and respect, to work on new ideas for research and teaching and to create an umbrella for skills development initiatives and future projects that are related to the study and analysis of public relations and strategic communication.

  1. EUNES serves as a supportive platform for early- and mid-career researchers to share experiences on issues of their professional development.
  2. EUNES serves as an open platform for international and interdisciplinary connections among early-and mid-career scholars.
  3. EUNES facilitates mutual learning among early-and mid-career scholars.
  4. EUNES facilitates intergenerational knowledge and skill-sharing.
The Bottom-up Approach in EUNES

We believe that EUNES thrives best with members who actively contribute with high levels of engagement. We therefore want to create an inclusive environment where all members feel welcomed and valued. Members are encouraged to take an active role in setting goals, making plans, organizing activities, and evaluating outcomes for EUNES. In this way, EUNES can chart a course of action that echoes the interests and needs of all members and that fosters a collaborative and intimate culture of pan-European collaboration.

What we do? EUNES Key Activities
Conference activities
  • Career talk: Critical reflection on career development
  • Research Escalator Session: Peer discussion and collaboration on research ideas
Online activities
  • Monday Manuscript Madness: Weekly digital writing session based on pomodoro logic
  • Research Talk Series: Method and theory reflection and discussion
Networking and support
  • Social gathering: Sharing experiences and networking
  • EUNES café: getting connected over a cup of coffee (especially for newbies)
Impressions from Past Activities
  • Research Talk about Computational Methods 2023
  • Social gathering 2023 (Prague)
  • Research Escalator Session 2023 (Prague)
  • Research Escalator Session 2023 (Prague)
  • EUNES 2022 group photo
    Kick-off event 2022 (Vienna)
  • Career Talk 2023 (Prague)
  • EUNES Kickoff 2022
    Kick-off event 2022 (Vienna)
  • EUNES Kickoff 2022 presentation
    Kick-off event 2022 (Vienna)
  • EUNES 2022 Career Talk
    Career Talk 2022 (Vienna)
  • Poster session 2022
    Poster session 2022 (Vienna)
  • EUNES gathering 2022
    Social gathering 2022 (Vienna)
  • EUNES Brainstorming Session 2022
    Online brainstorming session 2022
EUNES Network Map

Please click on the interactive map below to find our members’ research interest and contact information.

Join the Network!

EUNES provides support for early-and mid-career scholars (e.g., prospective graduate students, graduate students, post docs, non-tenured/tenured-tracked researchers, and adjuncts) from all backgrounds, affiliations, and locations who work in public relations and strategic communication fields. Interested in joining? Please fill in this form.

Ongoing activities
Monday Manuscript Madness

weekly digital writing session based on pomodoro logic

Network Leader

Hui Zhao
Lund University, Sweden

Working Group

Rickard Andersson
Lund University, Sweden

Jana Brockhaus
Leipzig University, Germany

Denis Simunovic
IULM University, Italy

Ester Conings Vanvik
Kristiania University College, Norway

The working group is a supporting team for the network leader in developing strategic initiatives, organizing events, and networking activities of EUNES.

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