IPRA and the Irish Academy of Public Relations sign co-operation agreement


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IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a co-operation agreement with the Irish Academy of Public Relations. Under the Agreement, inter alia, the two organisations will exchange materials and know-how to help with the development of the PR profession such as IPRA’s Thought Leadership essays.

 

"Public Relations is a global business. Our PR education reaches students in 50 countries around the world in six languages - English, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Arabic. I am a past-president of IPRA’s members in Ireland and a keen supporter of multi-cultural and pan-national initiatives within our industry. This agreement will create enhanced learning for our students and offer our graduates greater professional global networking opportunities," said Ellen Gunning, director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

 

This is the fourth of a new set of co-operation agreements with national PR organisations around the world,” explains IPRA President Bart de Vries. “Under these we hope to provide help where it is needed and also to expand IPRA’s Golden World Awards programme to new areas of PR practice.”



Background to IPRA

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, is the leading global network for Public Relations professionals. Membership is individual not corporate. It aims to further the development of open communication and the ethical practice of public relations. IPRA fulfils this aim through networking opportunities, its code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of the annual Golden World Awards for excellence – PR's global awards scheme.  With 60 years of experience, IPRA, recognised by the United Nations, is now present throughout the world wherever public relations are practised. IPRA welcomes all those within the profession who share its aim and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more information please visit: www.ipra.org  



Background to the Irish Academy of Public Relations

The Irish Academy of Public Relations is a private college which teaches communications skills to a worldwide audience of students. Founded by Ellen Gunning in 1992, the academy teaches PR, journalism, event management, as well as radio and television skills. Courses are taught online, by corporate training and also to a teenage audience through our youth wing. Partner colleges are in Ireland, Nigeria and Greece. The Academy also teaches online in the Middle East through Orient Planet Academy which is a joint-venture with our Arab partners, Orient Planet PR. For more information please visit:  www.irishacademy.com

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