2018 HONOUR DIPLOMAS

Eric  Goubin 

Nomianted by Belgium’s VONK – netwerk voor interne communicatie

Eric is honoured for helping the communication profession in Flanders become more strategic, integrated and professional over the last 25 years now. He started his career as a journalist and since the early 1990s, he has taught Journalism and Communication at a university. He is also a researcher, leading research projects in internal and governmentcommunications and is a part time researcher for Kortom, the Belgian association for government communicators

Last year Eric published a new book ’Aunt Mariette and her bike’ and this book has quickly become a standard reference in Dutch literature on communication, including many of Eric’s research insights and best practices from the field.

Liz Cochrane 

Nominated by UK’s IoIC – Institute of Internal Communication

Liz leads IoIC’s professional development and accreditation.Her career has included course director of KingstonUniversity’s MA in internal communication management,

and a director of an employee research organisation.

IoIC is honouring Liz for her key role in developing our professional qualifications. In 2017, through her dedicationand hard work, the Masters degree successfully transferred to a new university ensuring its continuation as the highestacademic qualification dedicated to the practice of internal communication in the UK.

Liz continually demonstrates her commitment to IoIC and in transforming our profession.

Rui Miguel Nabeiro

Nominated by Portuguese association APCE – Associação Portuguesa de Comunicação de Empresa

Rui Miguel Nabeiro is a Board Member at Grupo Nabeiro, one of the major private business groups in Portugal –  famous for its coffee roasting and operating in more than 35 countries.

His mission is developing his people, brands and business, turning Delta Cafés into one of the top 10 coffee players worldwide. He is following the tradition of his grandfather, the founder of Grupo Nabeiro, and encouraging the 3,500 employees to be part of constant improvement in the business.

Older employees pass on knowledge to the younger ones, while they teach new technologies to those who have been working in that company all their lives.

He lead the introduction of the company intranet and a quarterly magazine Delta Magazine, which shares stories of how daily challenges are overcome as well as future perspective for

For all this and for how employees are still are the company’s focus, APCE believes that Rui Miguel Nabeiro deserves credit and should be awarded a FEIEA Honour Diploma.

Urška Ojsteršek

Nominated by Slovenian association SIK-PRSS – Slovensko društvo za odnose z javnostmi

Urška Ojsteršek is a public relations graduate and started her career at Gorenje Group. Four years ago, she took her current position at the Petrol Group, where she is head of internal communication. Committed to continuous learning, she also graduated from the MBA program for young managers and has successfully completed the Management Academy Gorenje.

She has won many local and international awards for excellence in communication and has been an active member of the Slovenian Public Relations Society (PRSS) since 2004.

She is one of the driving forces of the association in promoting the profession

and recognizing the needs for expert skills , including gaining recognition for the FEIEA Grand Prix awards in Slovenia.

She is characterized by commitment and dedication to work both in internal communication, as part of the PRSSand for her voluntary work.