More than any other academic fields, the social sciences are strategically placed to build bridges between academia and civil society, and to support policy-makers in crafting evidence-based responses.
In the CIVICA alliance, we link research, innovation and knowledge transfer across borders and sectors to find solutions to current and emerging European challenges.
By using existing and new approaches to research in the social sciences and related areas, knowledge-based teams composed of CIVICA researchers, faculty and students are collaborating both physically and digitally. Their aim is to develop new approaches and to share the results of their work with the public, either by informing policymakers on various social and political topics, or by contributing to debates on the crucial issues of our times.
CIVICA strives to find solutions to complex societal challenges through a series of integrated activities focused on four key topics:
- Societies in Transition and Crises of Earth
- Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
- Europe Revisited
- Data Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences.
CIVICA researchers are invited to contribute to a special issue of the journal Politics and Governance on "Gender and Illiberalism in Post-Communist Europe." The thematic issue is edited by Matthijs Bogaards (CEU, head of CIVICA's theme group Democracy in the 21st Century) and Andrea Pető (CEU).
Submission of abstracts: 1-15 July 2021
Submission of papers: 1-15 March 2022
Associate Professor of International Relations Xymena Kurowska from Central European University (CEU) and fellow researchers unpack CIVICA's thematic group "Europe Revisited," which tackles topics such as multilevel governance of migration, constitutional resilience, EU and the world, green values and green economy, and interdisciplinary approaches in research.
CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences has received funding to strengthen its research dimension from the EU’s programme Horizon 2020, under the chapter “Science with and for Society.” The activities funded under this call aim to establish “CIVICA Research,” a joint long-term research and innovation environment.