European Week 2023

European Week 2023

The CIVICA European Week 2023 took place between 27-30 June at Sciences Po in Paris.


  • 80 bachelor students from Bocconi, CEU, IE University, SNSPA, Sciences Po, SGH, SSE and LSE
  • 10 Ukrainian bachelor students, thanks to the CIVICA for Ukraine project
  • 10 high school students 
  • 10 expert lecturers
  • 10 tutors from the participating universities

Students were welcomed at the CIVICA's campus in Paris (Sciences Po) on Monday 26 June 2023. The activities will ran from Tuesday 27 June in the morning until Friday 30 June in the afternoon.

  • Theme
  • Learning outcomes
  • Detailed programme

The topic of this edition was "Ecological Transitions: Cities on the frontline"

Designed by the Undergraduate College and the Sciences Po Urban School, the CIVICA European Week constituted an excellent opportunity for students to explore the existent (and the future) pathways to urban sustainability. Under the broader scope of ecological literacy, the event aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to cities and the governing of climate change. The programme combined diverse methodologies and was structured according to a transdisciplinary, multi-scalar and experiential approach.  The agenda included immersive learning experiences and off-campus activities (i.e. cultural institutions, exemplary municipalities specialized in environmental-friendly policies, etc.). The urban framework provided an interesting viewpoint for understanding the political and socio-economic stakes related to environmental issues. Students had the opportunity to build engaging dialogues with practitioners, scholars and decision-makers while proposing innovative and upscaling ideas to foster the processes of ecological transition(s).

    The event started with several seminars intended to shed light on the debates and controversies inherent to ecological transitions. It then focused on the ways in which cities are facing current economic, social and environmental issues. Through the framework of urban sustainability, students learned to: 

    • Understand the relevance of cities in Europe’s transition to sustainability
    • Analyse the environmental and climate challenges related to the implementation of major urban projects through the use of specific and localised case studies;
    • Foster a dialogue with the wide range of stakeholders involved and engaged in institutional and/or social environmental initiatives at the urban scale;
    • Design a collective project within a pan-European community to provide innovative and creative ideas to manage current (and future) urban ecological transitions


    • Day 1 - Democracy, risk and policies
    • Day 2 Policies and socio-economical consequences
    • Day 3 - Risk: short-term and the long view
    • Day 4 Student's delivery & graduation

    Download the full agenda here >>

    Photo gallery: CIVICA European Week 2023

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