CIVICA for society

CIVICA brings together ten world-renowned higher education institutions across Europe. All of us strive to make the social sciences accessible and to address ongoing political debates. We engage the interested public through events and other formats.

If you are interested in our topics – from challenges to democracy to climate change and to Europe revisited – you will find all information and ways you can participate on this page.

Events and debates

CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tour d'Europe

CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tour d'Europe

Experts from CIVICA member universities share their findings and interrogations on contemporary issues. Aimed at the larger public, the events are open for all to join. Learn about upcoming events or check out past recordings.

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Over to Europe - A podcast of the CIVICA community

Over to Europe - A podcast of the CIVICA community

Over to Europe brings the CIVICA community into dialogue about the ideas and values that are central to Europe. What does it mean to be European? How does the COVID crisis affect the European labour market? How can Europe continue to shape the world in the next decades? Hear from our community.

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Follow our social media channels to receive updates on CIVICA events, conferences and seminars, and to get the latest news from our alliance.

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The CIVICA YouTube channel features videos from events, conferences and podcasts. Sign up to follow our new uploads.

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COVID-19-related events


From online lectures, seminars, conferences and round tables to workshops and other types of events, the CIVICA alliance is bringing together experts, policymakers and representatives of the public and private sectors to provide citizens with a multifaceted perspective on contemporary issues.

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CIVICA alliance’s COVID-19 knowledge hub

The research outputs, expert insights, media features and examples of community involvement collected on this page promote a deeper understanding of the impacts of the pandemic and encourage an open dialogue at all levels of society.

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