CIVICA Engage Track

CIVICA Engage Track

The CIVICA Engage Track is a European multi-campus, interdisciplinary bachelor experience with a focus on civic engagement.

By combining academic study and social commitment, the selected students can explore and respond to value-laden topics like responsibility and sustainability. They do this work in specific CIVICA Engage courses, through hands-on interaction with community-based organisations, and by sharing experience and reflections with CIVICA Engage students and other audiences.

The CIVICA Engage Track is offered by eight CIVICA partners:

  • Bocconi University, Italy 
  • Central European University, Austria and Hungary 
  • IE University, Spain
  • SNSPA, Romania
  • Sciences Po, France
  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Unique opportunities

  • For students with a strong civic engagement: an unparalleled way for students to highlight their commitment to civic issues and do good together with a diverse set of ambitious students from all over Europe
  • Provides access to some of the best teaching institutions in Europe
  • Field work, coaching, guest lectures, group work, experience sharing and creative events with students from all over Europe

Components of the CIVICA Engage Track

The CIVICA Engage Track consists of two major components: students admitted to the track can combine different possibilities to achieve their Certificate of Completion.

  1. First component: Completion of two of the following options
    - Engage Course at your home university
    - Engage Course at a host university
    - European Week
  2. Second component: Showcase Assignment

You can take one Engage Course per term.
The European Week usually takes place in June.

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European Weeks

  • One-week programme, usually in summer
  • Students receive an Attendance Certificate

A European Week takes place once per academic year at one of the participating universities. This multifaceted programme includes academic content and active engagement with local organisations, and of course interaction and collaboration with other CIVICA Engage students.

More information about the CIVICA European Week >> 

CIVICA Engage Courses

The participating universities (Bocconi, CEU, IE University, SNSPA, Sciences Po, SGH, SSE and LSE) offer CIVICA Engage Courses each term. These courses offer a distinct experience within a broad range of social sciences on a relevant topic for society.

For more information on available courses, please access with your university credentials. 

Showcase Assignment

The CIVICA Engage Showcase Assignment is the final option to complete the CIVICA Engage Track.

The Showcase Assigment consists of two parts, where students will:

  1. Undertake a personal analytical reflection of their learning experiences along the CIVICA Engage Track, through articulating their own experiences, learning, strengths and areas for development.
  2. Showcase their learning experiences during the CIVICA Engage Track in reference to a European challenge through a short media piece aimed at external audiences.

Examples of Showcase Assignments >>

Engage Track at a glance

Participation in the CIVICA Engage Track means that students: 

  • Choose at least two of these three options:
    • Engage Course at the home university
    • Engage Course at a partner university
    • European Week
  • Write and submit both modules of the Showcase Assignment
  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of the Track

Application and contact information

Please contact your home university for details on the admission procedures.

For general inquiries about the CIVICA Engage Track, please contact civica[at]

Photo header: Priscila Elias, SSE

“If you have a deep interest in contributing to societal improvements, this track is definitely something for you. You can improve your ability to identify solutions to challenges faced by communities, while exchanging insights and getting inspiration from students from all the partner universities.” - Linnea Svanberg, Bachelor Student Ambassador for CIVICA at SSE

“I will always be grateful to my university for the opportunity to exchange opinions and views with students from all around the world. If you are passionate about Europe and civic engagement, you won’t regret such an opportunity.” --Guglielmo Gomez Serito, bachelor student at Bocconi University

“This is a great opportunity to meet students across Europe and mutually foster civic engagement. This exciting interdisciplinary program will offer field work, exchanges and new experiences across the CIVICA alliance, broadening our world view.” --Reem Al-Ameri, Bachelor Student Ambassador for CIVICA at Sciences Po

“When universities work closely with community members to produce relevant research, community organisations benefit from knowledge which enhances their invaluable services to the community. CIVICA’s transnational scope should make such efforts an even more powerful force for good.” --Rhydian Cleaver, bachelor student at LSE