In modern democracies, political institutions and organizations communicate primarily through mass media. Strategic reform policy – in addition to policy content – must always consider the communicative dimension of political reform measures. Thus, parties and their environments must make political communication a core competency.
This course introduces participants to crucial issues of national and international communication, as well as of key developments at the European and regional levels. They get insight into the role of the mass media and the possibility of reaching small and/or diverse audiences through modern social media.
This course enables participants to understand the interplay/interdependencies between media, politics and citizens. It examines key-concepts such as the public sphere, media democracy, and citizen engagement. Participants acquire key-competencies in understanding the role of media and communication in today’s world.
This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Intersectoral Management, the Certificate in Stakeholder Communication, the Certificate in Digital Transformation, or the Hertie School - ESCP Europe Certificate Marketing and Communication in Business, Politics and Society.
Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)
Seminar fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.
Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance.
Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.