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Call for proposals 2022The third call for research proposals is now open
CIVICA Research and Innovation invites faculty and (post-doctoral) researchers at CIVICA universities (Bocconi, CEU, EUI, Hertie, LSE, Sciences Po, SNSPA, SSE) to submit proposals for new research projects and/or seed funding to apply for larger grants.
CIVICA Research Conference
CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences invites you to the CIVICA Research Conference to be held on 1-2 September 2022 at Central European University’s (CEU) Budapest Campus in Hungary.
Call for posters 2022Call for Posters: One week left for submissions!
In the framework of the CIVICA Research Conference, PhD and post-doctoral researchers at CIVICA universities (Bocconi, CEU, EUI, Hertie, Sciences Po, SNSPA, SSE, LSE) are invited to submit a poster to exhibit on both days of the conference in the foyer of CEU’s campus in Budapest. Apply by 30 June>>


  • [fellowship] BLEST, the Bocconi Lab for European Studies, welcomes applications for up to three one-year postdoctoral fellowships from postdoctoral candidates at any stage of their career who are affected by the war in Ukraine. Applications from candidates of any nationality who live in Ukraine, have been displaced or cannot return to Ukraine because of the war, or who are directly affected for other reasons are welcome. Apply by 30 June>>
  • [jobs] The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) invites applications for two Associate Researchers to work within the interdisciplinary ERC Consolidator Project Transnational Advocacy Networks and Corporate Accountability for Major International Crimes (CORPACCOUNT). Full time, 3 year fixed contract. Apply by 31 August>>
  • [fellowship] The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP), a research platform at Sciences Po, funds visiting fellows and aims at fostering the incoming mobility of scholars from institutions outside of France. Call for applications for visits in 2023 is open. Apply by 8 September>>


Giulia GentilePost-doctoral mobility: LSE fellow at the EUI to research fundamental rights in the digital society
Giulia Gentile is one of the eleven winners of the CIVICA postdoctoral mobility scheme. A law fellow at the London School of Economics, Giulia has returned to Italy as a visiting scholar at the EUI thanks to this CIVICA Research's initiative. Read>>
Research collaborationAcademic Advance Research Hub for social scientists
SNSPA launched Academic Advance Research, a research hub on instruments dedicated to social sciences researchers, with the aim of creating an academic network of excellence. Read>>
Excellence ToursEvaluating transformative change: EUI and Sciences Po host first CIVICA Excellence Tour
The new CIVICA Research Excellence Tours kicked off in May at Sciences Po and consecutively at the EUI with the talk "Governance for transformative change: Lessons from the EU’s sustainability transition" by Assistant Professor Jerneja Penca (EMUNI).
Bocconi Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what climate we’ll have
As part of the CIVICA Research STEADFAST project, Valentina Bosetti (Bocconi University) and Silvia Pianta (EUI), jointly with Elina Brutschin (IIASA), are investigating the role of changing dietary habits in mitigating global warming.
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Public events

  •  24 June | 2:00pm CEST | Hybrid @ Sciences Po
    CIVICA Research Snowball Seminar
    Developing policy evaluation in an academic setting: assets and challenges
    This half-day snowball seminar aims at bringing together scholars interested in discussing the specificities of developing policy evaluation in an academic setting. The practice of evaluation involves a diversity of actors beyond academia: public administrations, parliaments, private consultants, NGOs… What are the specificities of academic evaluation, and how can we foster this practice in an academic setting? Happening today! Register now>>

  • 29 June, 4:00pm CEST | Online
    CIVICA Data Science Seminar
    Becoming a data scientist: what it means to put data to work
    Who are data scientists and how do you become one? How has data-driven work led to this new role and which skills, dilemmas and achievements are associated with it? What does it mean to do that job, personally, professionally and socially? Professor Anne Beaulieu, Director of the Data Research Centre at the University of Groningen, will speak on becoming a data scientist and on the skills that data scientists need to put data to work. Register>>

Media corner

The last CIVICA Research Hackathon, hosted by CEU, centred on the theme Democracy in the 21st Century and the questions surrounding democracy measurement tools. The event brought together researchers, students and interested individuals, also giving them an opportunity to present their proposals on how existing indicators can be improved.. Watch the recordings>>
CIVICA Research hackathon
About CIVICA Research
CIVICA Research brings together researchers from eight leading European universities in the social sciences to contribute knowledge and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The project strengthens the research & innovation pillar of the European University alliance CIVICA.

CIVICA Research members: 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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CIVICA Research has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017201. 

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