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About ECI



The European Communication Institute (ECI) is the Synergy of European public bodies

with a Special Cooperation Protocol with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – NKUA, the Association of Journalists of Owners of Periodical Press – EDIPT and the Athens Macedonian News Agency – AMNA.


ECI’s mission is to improve Communication between the European North and The South, at the citizen level, through Postgraduate Studies / Research and Initiatives that promote European Integration. It is intended for students with achievements and careers in progress, creating networks of graduates with high cohesion and new opportunities for advancement.

Its students attend courses on both the Athens and Vienna campuses and participate in prestigious and high-profile projects and initiatives that highlight cutting-edge issues for the two societies and the Europe of tomorrow.


CET Studies (Communication & Emerging Technologies) are hybrid Postgraduate Programs on subjects defined by the evolving sciences of Technology and Communication.


ECI’s mission is defined in part of a public announcement made in January 2016 in the Old Parliament building in Athens, Greece, in the presence of state officials and the Association of European Internet Publishers –which is a contractual partner of the Institute.


The European Communication Institute is also institutionally supported by a number of public bodies in both countries, the most prominent ones being the European Parliament (for the academic direction “Institutions, Communication and European Integration, M.A.”), the EP Office in Greece, the EU Commission Representation, ERT, the Association of European Journalists, ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) and others, in a variety of educational activities.


For this purpose, a special unit of knowledge and educational initiatives was created, focusing on Citizen Literacy.


ECI’s PGP degrees are awarded by UWK and have full academic recognition in Greece (DOATAP). The Institute, in addition to rejoicing good testimony of others, co-organizes initiatives open to society, develops breakthrough projects, such as the Creation of the Rules of Ethics of the Greek Electronic Media, makes special publications (Series ‘Communication and Technology’ in collaboration with ‘Papazisis Publishing’), and offers the annual Journalism and Technology Award ‘George Karagiannis’, in honor of the first president of Athena Research Center – ARC, awarded annually in the presence of the President of the Helleέξωθεν καλής μαρτυρίαnic Republic.


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