The European Institute for Commercial Communications Education (edcom) strives to promote excellence in commercial communications education and research and to promote exchanges between the European commercial communications sector and academic partners. The Institute was founded by the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) together with the founding academic partners in 2007.

edcom's purpose is to:

Promote excellence in commercial communications education and research.

Raise awareness of the European Commercial Communications Education offer from academic partners, members of the network.

Enhance communication and co-operation between the European commercial communication sector and academic partners.

Facilitate cross-border education, employment and exchange of commercial communications students.

Facilitate cross-border exchange of qualified and specialised teaching staff.

Promote the value of cultural diversity, ethics and social responsibility in commercial communication education.

Promote knowledge and understanding of innovative advertising and communication techniques and new use of media and other public platforms.



• Meet academics from across Europe and share best practices

• Promote your European event or organise an exchange

• Learn from the industry ang get access to industry events and databases

• Accredit your school by EACA and receive recognition in the industry

• Make your university more attractive to potential students and employees.


• Free access to Ad Venture and Graduation Competition

• Reduced entry fees to industry training events

• Open access to platform and network for blogs, podcasts and articles

The chance to take part in the EACA Advertising Summer School

• Access to interesting internships for students and recent graduates.


• Build bridges with the academic world

• Discover the best talent through our competitions

Become an industry jury member

• Get directly involved in shaping the new generations of marketers

• Inspire young generations by sharing your experience and industry knowledge.

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