Call for participation

Third Spring School on Media Systems: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives. Focus on Central Eastern Europe

(Perugia, Italy, April 1st to April 4th, 2019)


The Third Spring School on “Media Systems: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives. Focus on Central Eastern Europe” will take place at Università di Perugia, from April 1st to April 4th 2019 in junction with the International Journalism Festival (IJF) which will open on April 3rd.


The Spring School is organized by the Department of Political Sciences of Università di Perugia (Italy) with the collaboration of the Institute of Media and Journalism of the USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland). The scientific committee is composed of Gabriele Balbi (USI Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano), Paolo Mancini (Università di Perugia) and Marco Mazzoni (Università di Perugia).

Organizing committee: Rita Marchetti (Università di Perugia), Roberto Mincigrucci (Università di Perugia), Anna Stanziano (Università di Perugia), Sofia Verza (Università di Perugia), Maria Rikitianskaia (USI Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano).


The Spring School is addressed to advanced Master students, PhDs and junior researchers in communication, media studies, journalism, political communication, sociology of communication and other related fields. It is particularly focused on the notion of “Media Systems” presenting, discussing and comparing global media systems and the methodological and interpretive challenges that are involved. This year, the Spring school is focused on “Central Eastern Europe”.

The Spring School is organized in four working days (from Monday morning, April 1st to Thursday noon, April 4th 2019) and is structured in three main parts:



1. Potential participants are invited to apply sending to by January 27th, 2019 the following documents:

2. Selected participants will be announced by January 31st, 2019. After being accepted, selected participants will complete their application through the website of Università di Perugia. A formal announcement will be issued at this regard with all the information on how to apply and how to pay the €550 fee. Such fee will be paid in two rounds of respectively €76 (by mid-February) and €474 (by beginning of March). The fee includes: lectures and discussions; 4 nights’ accommodation with breakfast and lunch; in addition, a city tour plus a farewell dinner in Perugia old town.


Gabriele Balbi (USI Università della Svizzera italiana)

Paolo Mancini (Università di Perugia)

Marco Mazzoni (Università di Perugia)

Zrinjka Perusko (University of Zagreb)

Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska (University of Wroclaw)

Jan Zielonka (University of Oxford)

Please visit our website https://springschoolmediasystems.com for more information.