PRCA and ICCO support EUPRERA Awards.

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is thrilled to announce it will be sponsoring two of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) Awards.

The first being ‘Master Thesis Annual Award’ which honours and rewards Master Theses that make a significant professional/practical or academic contribution to the field of public relations in Europe. The second being ‘PhD Award for Excellent Doctoral Theses’ which is a bi-annual prize for excellent doctoral dissertation and awards academic excellence in the fields of public relations and communication management.   

Speaking on this exciting opportunity Francis Ingham, Chief Executive, ICCO, said: “ICCO is delighted to be sponsoring these two EUPRERA awards. EUPRERA’s contribution to our industry is enormous, and as part of the new relationship between our two organisations, it’s a pleasure to be able to support its work in this way.” 

Sue Wolstenholme, Managing Director, Ashley Public Relations Ltd, added: “The EUPRERA awards, for the internationally judged best PhD and Master thesis, are the most prestigious for students and professionals wanting to use research to extend their knowledge. The awards celebrate brilliant research and it is a mark of their commitment to professional development at the highest levels, that PRCA and ICCO have jointly become the sponsors for both these awards. It also confirms my confidence in the two organisations as bodies dedicated to the future for public relations and communication practitioners internationally.” 

About ICCO: 

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations operating in 55 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia, as well as agencies and networks with an international agenda. Collectively, these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms. 


The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) is an autonomous organisation with nearly 500 members from 40 countries interested in advancing academic research and knowledge in strategic communication. Several cross-national and comparative research and education projects are organised by affiliated universities. In order to spread new methodologies and research results, EUPRERA organises a highly regarded annual congress each autumn in collaboration with a selected university or college in Europe.