CIVICA Cultural Event

CIVICA Cultural Event

Sciences Po's 150th Anniversary Festival

16-17 September 2022
Sciences Po - Paris 

The CIVICA Cultural Event took place on 16-17 September 2022 at the Sciences Po's campus in Paris. The event was organised in the framework of the Festival of the 150th Anniversary of Sciences Po on the European Heritage Days 2022.

CIVICA students and researchers were invited to take part in the CIVICA Cultural Event, which featured live musical performances, workshops and many more leisure activities on arts and culture.

During the two-day event, CIVICA participants did:

  • join the Sciences Po's communities for the unique occasion of Sciences Po's 150th Anniversary Celebrations
  • perform on a Musical Open Mic at Sciences Po's new Saint-Thomas campus facilities
  • attend workshops on Public Speaking, Music, and Photography

Event programme

  • Day 1: Friday, 16 September
  • Day 2: Saturday, 17 September

Kick-off: Sciences Po's 150 Years Festival
Location: 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 - Paris

Official Welcome by Frank Stadelmaier, CIVICA Senior Manager at Sciences Po
Location: Historic Campus Garden; 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 - Paris

Roundtable on "Academic Freedom: what do our university communities owe society?"
Location: Amphitheater Leroy Beaulieu Sorel; 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 - Paris


  • Michael Ignatieff, Writer, historian, professor and former politician
  • Sergei Guriev, Pr. Provost, Sciences Po (Department of Economics)
  • Silvia Giorguli, Sociologist and President (El Colegio de México)
  • Zeblon Vilakazi, Vice Chancellor and Principal (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Moderator: Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President for International Affairs at Sciences Po

18:00 - 18:30
Presentation of prizes for the "Memory lane of 3rd years abroad" photo competition 
Location: Historic Campus Garden; 27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 - Paris

Musical open mic - CIVICA students bands playing among other live performances
Location: Gradins de Gribeauval, 1 Place St Thomas d'Aquin (new campus)

  • 21:15 -  Hertie School 
  • 22:20 -  European University Institute 
  • 22:40 -  Central European University

Workshops on arts and culture (duration: 3 hours for each workshop)

  • Workshop on Photography
    Masterclass with Loïc Bartolini - Photographer and actor
    Room: Albert Sorel, Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu (3rd floor)
  • Workshop on Public Speaking
    Masterclass with Charles Haroche - Public speaking and debating skills instructor, Sciences Po
    Room: Jeannie de Clarens (1st floor)
  • Workshop on Jazz Music
    Masterclass by Riccardo Del Fra - Jazz double-bassist, bandleader, composer, and arranger
    Room: Eugène d'Eichthal (3rd floor)

17:30 - 19:00
Group activity
Guided historical visit of central Paris

Re-live the CIVICA Cultural Event 2022

Notice: Video & audio will be recorded during the entire event and made available, partly or in full, on the channels of CIVICA, its member institutions, and partners. By joining the event, you automatically consent to the recording. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the event's host.  

CIVICA brings together ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences to mobilise and share knowledge as a public good and to facilitate civic responsibility in Europe and beyond. CIVICA was selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities under Erasmus+ in 2019.