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2 years of CIVICA
CIVICA celebrates two years of positive impact in European higher education

This October we celebrated two years since the start of activities, following the selection of our alliance among the pilot European Universities by the European Commission. Since then, a growing number of students and (post)doctoral researchers have been able to benefit from our newly launched programmes and offers.

Take a look at our milestones and explore stories from our community>>
CIVICA Ambassadors 21/22
Introducing the CIVICA Ambassadors 2021/22

From undergraduate to postdoc level, the CIVICA Ambassadors represent each university in our alliance. Their role is to promote interaction and exchange within the alliance's communities, and be a first point of contact to CIVICA for their peers. Building on the successes of the previous cohort, the 21/22 Ambassadors will actively shape student involvement in CIVICA.

Meet the 21/22 Ambassadors>>
Michelle Graabek, EUIPhDs and postdocs reap the benefit of CIVICA’s online course catalogue
The online Catalogue, launched in January 2021, allows (post)doctoral researchers to attend courses at other CIVICA universities, sometimes simultaneously, without having to travel or leave home. Since the launch, around 290 students have participated in more than 168 partner courses. Read>>
Postdoc mobility schemeLaunch of postdoctoral mobility scheme
CIVICA Research offers postdoctoral researchers from across the alliance the opportunity to visit another member institution to further their research career, exchange knowledge and build collaborations. Read>>
CIVICA high school activitiesCIVICA high school activities help young learners imagine futures
Implemented by the civic engagement work package, the activities are designed to illustrate the possibilities that higher education can yield, specifically connecting with high school students who have refugee backgrounds or socioeconomic challenges. Read>>

Opportunities for the CIVICA communities

  • [bachelor / master / PhD] Join the first session of the European Student Assembly and shape the future of the EU with your ideas! Initiated by students from the European Universities, this project aims to give a voice to European students in the Conference for the Future of Europe. Apply by 14 November 2021>> 

  • [bachelor / master / PhD] After a successful first edition, futurEU is launching the second futurEU Competition on 15 November. The competition engages students and PhD researchers across CIVICA in a thought experiment on the EU of the future. Are you curious and want to learn more? Join the futurEU Get2KnowUs event on 29 November! More info>>

  • [PhD] Doctoral researchers from CIVICA universities are invited to present their research at upcoming online PhD panels on Organisational Behaviour and Social Entrepreneurship; China and the EU; The EU, NATO and Transatlantic Cooperation. Sign up by 12 November 2021. You can also attend as audience. Learn more>>

  • [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>> 

  • [postdoc] The Postdoctoral Mobility Scheme within CIVICA Research offers funding towards mobility costs for postdoctoral researchers to visit another CIVICA partner institution to further their research career, exchange knowledge and build collaborations. Read about the eligibility criteria and apply by 15 January 2022>>
Opportunities from CIVICA universities
  • [bachelor / master / PhD / young professionals] Bocconi University in partnership with the Financial Times is looking for 150 talented individuals who are proactive, curious and entrepreneurial to take part in the FTxBocconi Talent Challenge 2022, a hackathon experience focused on solving real business challenges. Apply by 24 November 2021>>

  • [prospective graduate students] Interested in the range of graduate study options at LSE, student life and the application process? Register for the LSE Virtual Graduate Open Days taking place on 8-19 November 2021. Learn more>>

  • [prospective PhD candidates] Do you want to learn more about the PhD programmes and life at the European University Institute? Join one of the upcoming PhD information sessions. Learn more>>

  • [professionals] Part of LSE's online learning offer, you can attend masterclasses on "Understanding Discrimination" (starting 17 Nov) or "The Ethics of AI" (starting 24 Nov) to gain insights from world-leading LSE faculty and guest experts. Learn more>>

News

Over to EuropeOver to Europe #2 brings you latest research on key societal challenges
In season two of the Over to Europe podcast, we ask experts from the eight CIVICA universities to unpack their research on topics relevant to Europe and the world today. How is the EU tackling pressing issues such as the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic or the erosion of democracy? How are new technologies impacting our society?

Listen and follow: Youtube | Spotify | Apple Podcasts
Mihai Ghigiu, SNSPA"CIVICA represents to our academic community more than a European project"
Steering Committee member Alexandru Mihai Ghigiu sees SNSPA's CIVICA membership as an investment in the university's future and its students, and envisions influencing our continent. Read>>
News from CIVICA universities
  • The European Institute at LSE celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Institute has developed over the past three decades to become one of the largest centres for the study of Europe in the world. Discover the programme of anniversary events and more>>

  • 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. A new issue, focused on race equity, goes live on 9 November. Read>>

Public events

Data science seminar series17 November 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm CET
Online via Zoom 

The Science of Success: Quantifying Outcomes in Social Systems


Join the next session in the CIVICA Data Science Seminar Series: Prof. Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University, Harvard Medical School and CEU) will focus on success in science as a way to test our ability to measure and predict success.

Registration required | More info>>
Events from CIVICA universities
  • 8 November | 5:00pm CET | Online @ European University Institute
    Regulating human reproduction

    A lecture by Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, retired in January 2020 as President of the Supreme Court of the UK. Online participation open to all those interested. Register>>

  • 11-12 November | Online @ Bocconi University
    Conference: Quo vadis EU (law)?

    Join the inaugural conference of the LLM in European Business and Social Law at Bocconi University to learn from established scholars and junior academics how the EU is reacting to the challenges it has been facing in the past years and will face in the future. Register>>

  • 18 November | 5:30pm CET | Hertie School
    Understanding the politics and policies of exclusion: Forced labour and labour law that excludes
    Join a discussion of contemporary issues regarding forced labour and the promise and limits of government efforts to eradicate it from supply chains. Register>>

  • Join two upcoming events from CEU Press on the changing publishing landscape & open access:
    18 November | 12:45-1:15pm CET | Learn about open access, open knowledge and publishing from CEU Press | Join link>>
    22 November | 5:00-6:00pm CET
    | How to get published | Join link>>

Media corner

CIVICA's flagship multicampus course "The Future of Europe" launched in September for master's students across the alliance. In the first session, former European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici gave an overview of current crises facing the EU. Watch an interview with Moscovici below and learn more about the course>>
CIVICA multicampus course
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About CIVICA
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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