CIVICA alliance news

In the CIVICA alliance, we are collaborating across campuses and borders to foster a dialogue between the social sciences and society.

On this page, you can stay up to date with the latest developments in the alliance, peruse news from our joint research or teaching projects, read expert opinions on current events, and much more.

The State of the Union 2024, "no country alone can deal with the challenges ahead"

The 14th edition of The State of the Union conference, hosted by the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, gathered distinguished scholars, policymakers, and world-renowned experts to discuss the most pressing issues facing the continent in the run-up to the European elections.

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CIVICA announces selected scholars for extended faculty short visits programme

The CIVICA alliance has proudly unveiled the names of 17 accomplished academics selected for its fourth call of the Faculty Short Visits programme, extending from this academic year through to May 2025.

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A brief visit establishes long-lasting ties

Associate Professor of International Security at the London School of Economics Milli Lake talks about her CIVICA Faculty Short Visit to the Hertie School.


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Cultivating global partnerships: President Cornelia Woll of Hertie School visits IE University

IE University welcomes Hertie School President Cornelia Woll for Dual Degree Programme signing, book presentation, and seminar.

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“Optimism helps us define our future, reality gives us a starting point”

Ximena Docarmo, master's student at the Hertie School, reflects on political education after representing CIVICA in the European Student Assembly in Strasbourg.

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Global Dialogues in Law: Reflecting on Enrico Basile’s CIVICA Visit to Sciences Po

Enrico Basile, Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and White-Collar Crime at Bocconi University, was welcomed by the Sciences Po Law School during the week of 11 March as part of the CIVICA Faculty Short Visit programme.

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Inaugural meeting of the CIVICA Environmental Sustainability Board highlights commitment to EU's Green Transition

On March 11th, the CIVICA alliance convened its first Environmental Sustainability Board meeting. This significant move by Europe's leading social science universities underlines the crucial role higher education plays in addressing environmental challenges and advancing the green transition.

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Expanding 'CIVICA for Ukraine': Strengthening ties among European Universities

CIVICA enhances support for Ukrainian academic institutions in a new phase of academic cooperation initiative.

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EU Elections: CIVICA students advocate for youth quotas at the European Parliament

We spoke to two students taking part in a Dual Master's degree from Sciences Po and Bocconi University about their experience taking part in the futurEU competition.

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