7th Milan International Summer school

Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour

Cancelled because of the Pandemic

A painful decision

Due to the unfortunate circumstances related to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan and the Political Communication Division of ICA have decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the Summer School of Political Communication and Electoral Behavior.

We hope to to offer a new Programme in 2022.

Further information will be available before the end of the year on this website, on Facebook, or write to summerschool.polcomm@gmail.com

About the Summer School

The School addresses the main theoretical and empirical questions at the intersection of political communication, political science, and political sociology, with a special focus on the impact of communication factors, from television to the new digital media, on electoral participation, political attitudes, and voting behavior.


Department of Social and Political Sciences (SPS)

The Department of Social and Political Sciences (SPS) has been ranked first among the largest departments of social sciences in the 2004-2010 research assessment. SPS conducts and coordinates research and teaching programmes in the fields of social and political theory, public policy analysis, the politics of work and welfare, and the study of culture and of social relations.

Political Communication Division of ICA

The International Communication Association (ICA) includes 24 divisions and interest groups, each representing a special subfield in the study of communication. The Political Communication Division is one of the largest and oldest divisions of ICA, with more than 700 members from over 50 countries. Members explore broadly the interplay of communication and politics.

Organizing Team

University of Milan – Department of Social and Political Sciences (SPS)

Gianpietro Mazzoleni

Professor of Political Communication

Marco Maraffi

Professor of Sociology

Lorenzo Mosca

Professor of Digital media

Sergio Splendore

Professor of Sociology of Communications

ICA – International Communication Association – Political Communication Division

Kimberly Gross

Chair of the Division, Professor of Media and Public Affairs,
George Washington University


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