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Discover CIVICA at the start of the academic year

This summer marked two years since the selection of CIVICA among the pilot European Universities by the European Commission. How has CIVICA brought added value to our communities?

Elena (Sciences Po), Falilou (Bocconi University) and Camille (LSE) are among the many students and (post)doctoral researchers who have benefitted from CIVICA's academic and extra-curricular opportunities in the past academic year. Watch the video below to learn more about their CIVICA experience and check out CIVICA offers for you>> 
Discover CIVICA: video testimonials
CIVICA Multicampus CourseFlagship multicampus course "The Future of Europe"
Launched on 8 September, the first edition of CIVICA's innovative multicampus course enables master's students to work in transnational teams on EU policy challenges. The course is designed and taught jointly by a team of CIVICA faculty. Read>>
CIVICA doctoral summer schoolFirst CIVICA doctoral summer school tackles European integration
Hosted on 6-9 September at the European University Institute in Florence, the summer school allows PhDs from across CIVICA to network with leading scholars, take part in tailored panels, and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue about EU scholarship. Read>>
Inclusion workshopCEU hosts CIVICA training on inclusion in the student body
In November, Central European University will host a CIVICA workshop “Inclusion in the Student Body” at its Vienna campus for academic and administrative staff from the alliance to share best practices and develop an action plan for improving inclusion at member universities. Read>>
CIVICA European WeekEuropean collaboration success for CIVICA
In June, 40 undergraduate students from CIVICA members took part in the first edition of the CIVICA European Week, organised by the Stockholm School of Economics. The students worked with local companies to promote knowledge of household finance. Read>>
Call for research proposals Winners of first CIVICA research call 
Eleven cutting-edge projects have been selected for funding in CIVICA’s first call for collaborative research proposals, from a total of 27 applications. Exploring crucial issues such as inequality, democracy, populism or sustainable transitions, the projects will showcase their first results in early 2022. Read>>

Opportunities for the CIVICA communities

  • [PhD] Doctoral researchers at the eight CIVICA member universities are invited to apply for the CIVICA Doctoral Conference 2021: How to Prepare Yourself for the Academic Job Market, which will take place on 15-17 December at the European University Institute in Florence. Deadline to apply: 15 September 2021. More info>>

  • [PhD / postdoc] The series of online CIVICA PhD panels organised by the Hertie School continues with sessions on “Gender in the EU Labour Market,” “Governance in the Digital Era,” and “Challenges and Opportunities in Reforming the EU.” Doctoral researchers can present and discuss their work with senior academics from across the alliance. Join as presenter or attendant. More info>>

  • [PhD / postdoc] Looking for additional perspectives in your area of research? Explore the classes, workshops and seminars currently on offer across the alliance. Browse the (post)doctoral course catalogue>> 

  • [bachelor / master / PhD] Become a futurEU Campus Leader for the academic year 2021/22! You can work alongside like-minded motivated students eager to engage in discussions on the future of the EU and gain knowledge and skills for your future. Deadline for applications: 8 October. More info>> 

  • [bachelor / master / PhD / postdoc] Become a CIVICA Ambassador for the academic year 2021/22! You will act as an informal voice of the CIVICA alliance, bring CIVICA communities closer together and turn your ideas for collaborative projects into reality. Read more about the role and watch out for details on how to apply from your home university.


CIVICA podcast Over to Europe

Second season of CIVICA podcast Over to Europe launches on 24 September

The first season of Over to Europe brought together students, researchers and faculty from our alliance to discuss relevant topics for today's Europe. In season two, we talk to researchers from the eight CIVICA universities to bring you cutting-edge European research in the social sciences. Thanks to the recently-launched project CIVICA Research, the alliance will deepen its collaboration in research around key societal challenges.

Follow on: Youtube | Spotify | Apple podcasts
Monica JitareanuCEU's Monica Jitareanu discusses CIVICA as a distinct alliance
Monica Jitareanu, CEU's Global Partnerships Officer and CIVICA Manager, serves a key staff role in supporting the activities of the alliance. In a recent interview, she discusses the evolution of CIVICA activities and the next goals. Read>>
CIVICA Data Science SeriesData Science Seminars draw interest from CIVICA and beyond
Across eight digital sessions earlier this year, data scientists from the CIVICA alliance and beyond explored topics in the current public debate: the coronavirus pandemic, police and civilian interactions, labour market equity, fake news, social media polarisation, among others. The series continues with an expanded offer. Read & watch recorded talks>>
News from CIVICA universities
  • Shalini Randeria elected CEU's 6th Rector and President. Professor Randeria is the first woman to take up the role since the university was founded 30 years ago. Read>>

  • New issue of LSE's Research for the World. The online magazine showcases the many ways LSE academics are helping to shape the world’s political, economic and social future. Read about the latest projects, research findings and other LSE news here>>

Public events

Data science seminar series22 September 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm CET
Online via Zoom 

Understanding Beautiful Places with AI

The CIVICA Data Science Seminars continues this academic year! Join a session with Prof. Suzy Moat (Warwick Business School) to explore how deep learning can help us understand whether beautiful places are simply natural places - or whether humans might be able to build beautiful places too.

Registration required | More info>>

Mark your calendar for upcoming data science seminars: 6 and 20 October
CIVICA Public Lecture SeriesSave the date
28 October 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm CET

Online @ Sciences Po

Climate Change and the EU: From Evidence to Action

Prior to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Sciences Po will host a conversation between CIVICA students and researchers, and contributors from all over Europe on the impact of climate change on local communities. They will discuss the regional, national and international proposals to mitigate and adapt to climate realities.

An event in the CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tours d'Europe

Registration required | More information will be available soon on this page
Events from CIVICA universities
  • September - October
    LSE's Michaelmas programme of online public events is now available. Browse and register for online lectures & panel discussions on media freedom, Germany after Merkel, the Euro@30, the post-COVID world, and many other engaging topics. More info>>

Media corner

In case you missed our conference on Digitalisation and the Future of Higher Education, featuring educators, students and policymakers, watch the recording below:
CIVICA Conference 2021
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Selected in 2019 by the European Commission among the pilot European Universities, CIVICA brings together eight leading European higher education institutions, with a total of 50,000 students & PhDs, and 10,000 academic staff.

CIVICA’s members are: Bocconi University (Italy), Central European University (Austria and Hungary), European University Institute (Intergovernmental), Hertie School (Germany), National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania), Sciences Po (France), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and The London School of Economics and Political Sciences (United Kingdom)
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