HRSI Calls for Applications for PR and Communication Workshop

CEU’s Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) invites applications for a one–day intensive workshop on PR and Communication at CEU on Saturday, May 28, 10 am – 6 pm.


This workshop is part of HRSI’s Capacity Building Program, aimed at providing students with practical skills needed to work in the not–for–profit sector. The goals of this PR and Communication workshop are:

  • to equip course participants with tools and knowledge which enable them to create good and strong  messages

  • to provide an understanding of how the media can be successfully reached

  • to allow participants to understand the basics of communication within an organization   

Why go?

Participants will get a firm understanding of what successful communication within an organization means, what are the good and not so good messages. The workshop will also focus on how to adjust the same message for different target groups, in order to stay effective in reaching a specific target audience. Finally, they will also learn about what types of messages the media considers "news" and how you can best grasp their attention.


The workshop will be facilitated by Kiry Noemi Ambrus and Krisztina Bombera.

Noemi is the lead trainer and consultant of Civil Support Nonprofit Ltd, a company founded with the aim to improve efficiency of non-profit organizations by providing them innovative and integrated services. With her almost 20 years of experience in working with non-profit organizations in Hungary and CEE, she loves sharing her knowledge and inspiring others. She started as a trainer and East European coordinator of the Olde Vechte Foundation, in Ommen, the Netherlands, with involvement in personal development, coaching and leadership trainings. Up until today she’s been a member of the trainers’ team for training of trainers and coaching at the foundation.  For seven years she was the senior trainer and consultant of the Civil Society Development Foundation Hungary doing capacity building, training and consultancy for non-profit organizations across the globe. She also worked for the Mental Disability Advocacy Center as operations director and later fundraising development manager. She holds a teacher’s degree from the Lutheran Theological University Budapest and a master’s in EU politics from the University of Pecs, Faculty of Law.

Krisztina has been a broadcast news producer, a foreign affairs analyst, a news anchor and a show host in Hungary since 1997. She now contributes to ATV Television as a prime time news anchor, morning show host and foreign affairs analysts. As a part-time correspondent of ATV she lived in Princeton, N.J. in 2014. Previously, based in New York City, she was covering the 2008 global financial crisis or the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. In 2000-2002, as a correspondent based in New York City she provided exclusive coverage of the World Trade Center attacks. Also a committed social activist, she worked with Hungarian NGOs for the last twenty years to help strengthen Hungarian civil society. Herain areas of work and interests are digital and video literacy-teaching to disadvantaged Roma women in poor regions of Hungary, campaigns and demonstrations against domestic abuse and for better legislation to fight it, campaigns and demonstrations against the spread of extreme right ideas in Hungary.


CEU Students, junior Staff, CEU alumni, staff from Budapest–based NGOs, students from other universities, etc.

Application Process:

Applicants should fill in the attached Application Form and return it to before the deadline.

Selected applicants will be notified via e–mail a few days after the deadline.


Applications should be sent to HRSI no later than May 19, midnight.


The workshop is free of charge.

Participants will be rewarded a certificate of completion. For further details, contact