Discover CIVICA

Discover CIVICA

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences brings together eight leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, with a total of 50,000 students & (post)doctoral researchers and 10,000 academic staff.

Since 2019, CIVICA members have been building an innovative university model that actively contributes to European society, and that places students and (post)doctoral researchers at its heart.

Read on to discover CIVICA opportunities for you in the new academic year.

Academic opportunities

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CIVICA Engage Track

Bachelor students from Bocconi, Sciences Po, SSE and LSE can take part in the CIVICA Engage Track, a multi-campus, interdisciplinary experience that combines study with civic engagement.

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European Week

Along the Engage Track, bachelor students from Bocconi, Sciences Po, SSE and LSE can access the CIVICA European Week – a short-term immersive programme for students to address social challenges together with local organisations.

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The future of Europe - master's multicampus course

Master’s students from partner universities can participate in “The Future of Europe”, CIVICA’s flagship multi-campus course that allows students to work in transnational teams on EU policy challenges.

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Joint master's courses

Master's students from the alliance's partner universities can sign up for joint master’s courses, co-designed and co-taught by faculty from two different institutions.


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ESR course catalogue

PhD and postdoctoral researchers have countless opportunities to attend classes, workshops and seminars from across the alliance through the early-stage researcher (ESR) course catalogue.

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Doctoral Conference: How to Prepare Yourself for the Academic Job Market

Doctoral researchers from any discipline at CIVICA universities can sign up for the doctoral conference to exchange with fellow researchers and faculty, and expand their network. Deadline: 15 September 2021.

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In addition to the offers above, students and (post)doctoral researchers can benefit from the mobility agreements between CIVICA members. Contact your home university for more details on existing mobility opportunities.

Extra-curricular opportunities

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Civic engagement

CIVICA campuses collaborate with local high schools and communities to promote access to higher education, social diversity and civic engagement.

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Call for new CIVICA Ambassadors – Academic Year 2021-2022

Do you enjoy exchanging ideas with your peers? Are you eager to work in a multicultural and diverse environment? Would you like to support pan-European student and (post)doctoral researcher collaboration?

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Over to Europe - A podcast of the CIVICA community

Over to Europe brings CIVICA’s students, researchers, faculty and staff into dialogue about the ideas and values that are central to Europe.

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futurEU Competition

CIVICA students and doctoral researchers join the futurEU Competition to propose visionary reforms for the EU.

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Call for futurEU Campus Leaders

The futurEU Competition is coming back for a second edition. Join the driving force of futurEU, and gain knowledge and skills for your future!

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FuturEU student initiative

Report on the Future of Europe

The Report on the Future of Europe is meant for young Europeans to reflect on tough questions regarding Europe's future and propose their vision for a way forward.

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CIVICA and its partner universities regularly host events to showcase academic research and to engage the wider public with knowledge for society.

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CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tours d’Europe

Researchers and experts from CIVICA member universities share their findings and interrogations on contemporary issues with a non-expert audience. The events are open to all those interested.

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COVID-19-related events

Events from CIVICA members

Online lectures, seminars, conferences, round tables, workshops and others. The CIVICA alliance brings together experts, policymakers and representatives of the public and private sectors to provide citizens with multifaceted perspectives on contemporary issues.

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Join the conversation on Twitter

Follow our Twitter account to receive updates on CIVICA events, conferences and seminars, and to get the latest news from our alliance.

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Sign up to the CIVICA newsletter

Subscribe to the newsletter to keep updated with the latest opportunities, news and events from the CIVICA alliance. 

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The CIVICA Ambassadors

Meet the CIVICA Ambassadors

The CIVICA Ambassadors act as first points of contact to CIVICA for their peers. Contact a CIVICA Ambassador at your home institution.

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