More than any other academic fields, the social sciences are strategically placed to build bridges between academia and 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 for the benefit of all society.
In January 2021, the alliance launched an ambitious research and innovation dimension, CIVICA Research. The project aims to give voice to social science research on the world's most pressing challenges and to deepen research collaboration within and beyond CIVICA.
CIVICA strives to find solutions to complex societal challenges through a series of integrated activities focused on four key topics:
- Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth
- Democracy in the 21st Century
- Europe Revisited
- Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences.
Discover our research initiatives
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.