European Week 2023

European Week 2023

The CIVICA European Week 2023 takes 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 will be welcomed at the CIVICA's campus in Paris (Sciences Po) on Monday 26 June 2023. The activities will run from Tuesday 27 June in the morning until Friday 30 June in the afternoon.


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

Designed by the Undergraduate College and the Sciences Po Urban School, the CIVICA European Week constitutes 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 is intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to cities and the governing of climate change. The programme combines diverse methodologies and is structured according to a transdisciplinary, multi-scalar and experiential approach.  The agenda includes immersive learning experiences and off-campus activities (i.e. cultural institutions, exemplary municipalities specialized in environmental-friendly policies, etc.). The urban framework constitutes an interesting viewpoint for understanding the political and socio-economic stakes related to environmental issues. Students will have 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).

Learning Outcomes

The event starts with several seminars intended to shed light on the debates and controversies inherent to ecological transitions. It then focuses on the ways in which cities are facing current economic, social and environmental issues. Through the framework of urban sustainability, students will learn 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 localized 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 1Democracy, risk and policies

Day 2 Policies and socio-economical consequences

Day 3Risk: short-term and the long view

Day 4 Student's delivery & graduation

Download the full agenda here

More information about the European Week

Please contact your home university for more information about the European Week.

Photo credit: Matt Langthorne (Hertie School)