Student initiatives

Student initiatives

CIVICA is an alliance of ten high-ranking universities in the field of social sciences with more than 73,000 students & PhDs. In addition to the coordinated academic exchange between the universities, CIVICA places the mobility and networking of students and PhDs first.

An essay competition? A podcast series? A joint sports tournament? On this page you can find all CIVICA student-led initiatives.

Since October 2022, CIVICA has broaden its offering to a wider community as IE University (Spain) and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) formally join the university alliance.

The CIVICA alliance is open to student initiatives. Contact your local Ambassadors to propose your own ideas and learn about the type of support we can offer.

Current initiatives

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futurEU Competition 2024

Already at its fourth edition, the futurEU Competition engages students and PhD researchers across CIVICA to share their ideas on the future of the EU. 

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European Student Assembly

Initiated by students from European Universities, this project aims to give a voice to European students in the Conference for the Future of Europe. 

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Doctoral Research Groups

This bottom-up initiative aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between early career researchers at CIVICA unis.

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Past initiatives

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Towards a More Optimal Eurozone

This student project supported by CIVICA aims to produce a report evaluating the performance of the monetary union since its creation. 

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Report on the Future of Europe

The Report on the Future of Europe is meant for young Europeans to reflect on tough questions regarding Europe's future and propose their vision for a way forward.

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Over to Europe - A podcast of the CIVICA community

Over to Europe brings CIVICA’s students, researchers, faculty and staff into dialogue about the ideas and values that are central to Europe.


Meet the CIVICA Ambassadors

The CIVICA Ambassadors promote interaction and exchange within the alliance's communities and act as first points of contact to CIVICA for their peers. 


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Hertie School

Meet the Hertie School's CIVICA Ambassadors and Representative Sumit, Sofía and Alvaro

The students will strengthen the relationship between the Hertie student community and the international university alliance.

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SNSPA CIVICA Ambassadors attracted students to the Door2Door campaign

Between 3 and 7 April 2023, as part of the CIVICA Door2Door information campaign, SNSPA students had the chance to learn more about the opportunities offered by the latest programmes, projects and events held within CIVICA from the two SNSPA CIVICA Ambassadors, Joanna Grams and Alexandra-Bianca Marica. 

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Hertie School

The Climate Divide: How the EU should address equitable climate policy

Eman Atta Maan from Pakistan and François Praum from France formed the Bocconi team of students that won the futurEU competition 2023 with their policy proposal titled "The Climate Divide: Why the EU's Border Adjustment Mechanism Needs Rethinking for Developing Countries."

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