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CIVICA Conference 2022: Europe and the New Global Challenges

As a key player in an unstable global landscape, Europe currently faces daunting challenges. How can the social sciences help us navigate this uncertain future?

Join the CIVICA Conference 2022 to hear from policymakers, practitioners and researchers about two key challenges for Europe and the world today: authoritarianism and international security.
Register now>>
Multicampus course 2022
First multicampus course concludes with European teamwork on EU policy challenges

More than 130 master’s students from CIVICA universities attended the flagship course "The Future of Europe," designed and taught jointly by faculty from across the alliance. Read>>

On 8 February, the three best student projects were awarded a prize funded by the Achille and Giulia Boroli Foundation during a high-level ceremony hosted by Bocconi University. Read>>
Marco Gerbino, Sciences Po"An indelible mark on my student experience"
In the CIVICA Engage track, students participate in an innovative independent project that uses field experience as a pedagogical tool. Read>>
CIVICA Research newsletterKeep up to date with CIVICA Research 
2022 brings exciting developments from our research & innovation dimension CIVICA Research. Curious about our opportunities and transformative research? Check out the first newsletter and subscribe>>
Erica Thompson, LSECIVICA Data Science Seminar Series continues this spring
The bottom-up initiative explores the real-world impact of data science research. Erica Thompson of the LSE Data Science Institute guides us through past and future seminars. Watch>>

Opportunities for the CIVICA communities

CIVICA Summer School 2022[PhD & postdoc]
CIVICA Summer School 2022

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at CIVICA universities are invited to present their research and receive feedback at the summer school Reconstructing Europe after Crises, held on 11-15 July 2022 at Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, Italy. The summer school is free of charge for participants.
Apply by 4 April>>
Opportunities from CIVICA universities
  • [bachelor] Applications are open for the LSE Summer School 2022, consisting of typical LSE undergraduate courses. A broad set of courses, taught by leading scholars in their fields, are available. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more>>

  • [PhD] PhD researchers are invited to submit proposals for the Graduate Research Workshop on the Comparative Politics of Europe, hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute. Fellowships available. Apply by 1 April>>

  • [PhD & postdoc] Sciences Po welcomes applications from post-doctoral and doctoral students in the final phases of their PhD for teaching positions at Sciences Po's English-speaking undergraduate campuses in France, for the academic year 2022/2023. Fellowships begin at the end of August 2022. Apply by 18 March>>

  • [advanced students, academics, professionals] Applications are open for the CEU Summer University 2022. Upgrade your knowledge in a variety of areas in the social sciences and humanities, gain applied skills and build interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral networks. Apply by 28 February>>

  • [students, researchers, professionals] The Academy of European Law at the EUI will hold two summer courses, The Law of the European Union and Human Rights Law, open to advanced students of law or related fields (including practitioners, professors, researchers and students). Apply by 1 May>>

  • [faculty] Sciences Po Law School is recruiting an assistant professor in European Law. The candidate must hold a PhD in Law or its research equivalent. Tenure track; start date: 1 September 2022. Apply by 7 March>>

  • [researchers] The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration invites applications for Associate Researchers in the project Transnational Advocacy Networks and Corporate Accountability for Major International Crimes. Full time; 3-year fixed contract. Apply by 15 March>>

  • [researchers] The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration invites scholars to submit abstract / panel proposals to the conference “Narratives and Counter-Narratives of Aging and Old Age: Reflexivity in Aging Studies,” held online on 29 September - 1 October. Apply by 31 March>>


European Student AssemblyThe European Student Assembly jumpstarts student participation in the EU
The initiative gathers students from European University alliances, including CIVICA, to weigh in on issues impacting the EU’s future. Read>>
Peer to Peer projectDiscover the Peer to Peer Project
CEU and CIVICA students with a successful path in higher education share their experience on camera to help students from underprivileged backgrounds gain confidence in their own skills. Watch>>
Report on the Future of EuropeYoung Europeans’ vision for the future of Europe
A "Report on the Future of Europe," drafted by students from CIVICA and beyond in response to major EU challenges, was presented at a high-level event in Rome. Read>>
News from CIVICA universities
  • Bocconi University responds to the challenges of digital transformation. Read>>

  • CEU President and Rector concludes Season 3 of podcast Democracy In Question. Listen>>

  • CEU hosts OSUN Global Observatory for Academic Freedom conference. Read>>

  • Cornelia Woll to become the new President of the Hertie School. Read>>

  • Sciences Po inaugurates sustainable urban campus at 1, Saint-Thomas. Read>>

  • New issue of LSE's Research for the World. Read>>

Public events

Data science seminar series23 February | 4:00-5:00pm CET
Online via Zoom 

Embedding Regression: Models for Context-specific Description and Inference

Join the next session in the CIVICA Data Science Seminar Series: Prof. Arthur Spirling (New York University) will introduce a new methodology to understand how a word's use and meaning varies over circumstances for political science research.

CIVICA conference 202215 March | 5:00-6:30pm CET
Online via Zoom

CIVICA Conference: Europe and the New Global Challenges

What is the role of social science universities in responding to critical challenges such as authoritarianism and international security? Join the CIVICA Conference 2022 to hear from policymakers, practitioners and researchers from our alliance and beyond.

futurEU final 20228 April | 5:00-7:15pm CET
Online via Youtube livestream

Save the date: FuturEU Competition Final Round

Join the futurEU final 2022 to hear students and PhD researchers from CIVICA present their visionary proposals for the EU.

More details will be available soon on this page>>
Events from CIVICA universities
  • February-April
    LSE's online public events | Lent Term
    Join online lectures & discussions on COVID-19 and global health, US foreign policy, climate change European integration, and much more. Register>>

  • 21 February, 6:00pm CET | Online @ Hertie School
    Post-Munich Security Conference Discussion 2022
    Join a reflection on the key issues and debates of this year's Munich Security Conference. Register>>

  • 7 March, 10:00am CET | Online @ EUI
    Uprooting Eurocentrism: "The End of the Cognitive Empire" by Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Join this reading group of the interdisciplinary research cluster Decentering Eurocentrism. Register>>

  • 10 March, 5:30pm CET | Online @ EUI
    Unmuted: MEPs on the Conference on the Future of Europe

    Join a webinar series that explores the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Register>>

  • LSE Research Showcase Lent Term 2022
    Join a series of online 30-minute coffee-break talks, showcasing some of the fascinating research from LSE's academic community. Register>>

Media corner

Can we achieve climate justice? What role can the EU play? How do we involve youth? These questions sparked a rich discussion at the CIVICA Public Lecture "Climate Change and the EU" hosted by Sciences Po. Watch>>
Climate change and the EU
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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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