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.
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The Stockholm School of Economics hosted the CIVICA Doctoral Conference from 30 November to 2 December 2022. The conference offered early-stage researchers from CIVICA institutions an opportunity to get involved in various feedback sessions, talks, and hands-on academic practice training workshops to prepare them for their academic job market.
On September 1-2, the first CIVICA Research Conference took place at the Central European University’s campus in Budapest. The conference featured a wide range of topical themes including inequalities in digital public spaces, data analysis for social good, how to achieve sustainable development goals and migration and integration in Europe to mention but a few.
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.