Thematic priorities

As CIVICA, we strive to find solutions to complex societal challenges around four thematic priorities.
We chose these topics because they reflect both pressing contemporary issues and our joint expertise.

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from the alliance that are working on each of the CIVICA priorities.

Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences

Recognising that data science is fundamental to the social sciences of the future, this thematic priority aims to apply quantitative disciplines to a range of social challenges.

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Democracy in the 21st Century

Democracy worldwide is in a volatile situation. This thematic priority gathers teams from across CIVICA to address the challenges and promises of democracies today from multiple disciplinary perspectives. 

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Europe Revisited

Under this thematic priority, CIVICA scholars of various backgrounds address key issues about the EU from the perspective of social sciences.

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Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth

This thematic priority brings together expertise from across CIVICA to examine interlocking crises of the Earth through the lens of societal transitions, recognising the need for integrated solutions based on integrated diagnoses.

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