Four ways to collaborate with EUPRERA in research
One of the main objectives for EUPRERA is to initiate, support and promote research about public relations and strategic communication in Europe. This is carried out in a number of different ways, such as conferences, publications or arranging doctoral courses, but also through various forms of support, collaboration and partnership. Here the four main ways EUPRERA can support its members’ projects.
EUPRERA as a Joint Project Platform
If you as an individual or institutional member have an innovative methodology or project idea you can use EUPRERA to create collaboration with members and colleagues in other countries and propose a new EUPRERA research project.
EUPRERA supports researchers labelling and monitoring the project and, with a handling fee of 10%, managing the budget. Having the budget managed within EUPRERA means simplifying lots of procedures and guarantee secure payments in/out. Examples of EUPRERA joint projects: European Communication Monitor; Latin American Communication Monitor; Asian-Pacific Communication Monitor.
EUPRERA as a Partner for EU Projects
EUPRERA can be a partner of members EU applications in the field of public relations, strategic communication but also in other areas where there is need of communication competence. Consortiums are often obliged to include partners from surrounding society (associations, etc.). EUPRERA may be such a partner with a focus on Europe as a whole, specific nations, regions, networks or universities. The partnership may include different aspects, such as data gathering, dissemination of results and more. Earlier examples are EUPRERA congress panels, specific webinars and workshops.
EUPRERA as a Platform for Commissioned Research
EUPRERA can sign a research contract with external organizations that want to conduct commissioned research through a team of EUPRERA members.
These commissioned projects are not labelled as EUPRERA projects but are supported and managed by EUPRERA and are under the same obligations as EUPRERA joint projects. The funder organization provides a budget that will be managed by EUPRERA and EUPRERA will keep a 10% fee. Some organizations prefer this option because of the international prestige of EUPRERA and because of the simplification in the budget management.
EUPRERA as Provider of Partners for Research Funding Applications
EUPRERA can be a provider of partners for research funding applications in diverse countries (through Europe but also outside Europe) in the field of communication.
Usually, consortiums look for partners in countries different from the main applicant institution. Members may advise their colleagues in other areas to contact EUPRERA for providing partners. Agencies specialized in EU applications charge for this service. For EUPRERA this will include some form of provision.