The 12th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM 2019) took place from 19th to 21st June, 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The focus of CEECOM 2019 was the strategic and practical aspects of managing communications, thus establishing a wide interdisciplinary foundation for works in the field of communication, media studies and political sciences. The aim of organizations was to bring together a number of scholars with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas regarding the present and the future of communication endeavors.
The event was organized by the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, in cooperation with the ECREA Central and East European Network and the CEECOM Consortium. Both the scientific forum and the resulting “Communication Management: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century” volume are dedicated to an important anniversary for the Bulgarian scientific and academic community – 45 years of the founding of the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (FJMC) at the Sofia University as an independent academic unit with the aim to educate students in the fields of social communication, journalism and media.