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.

First CIVICA Research Conference held at CEU in Budapest

On September 1-2, the first CIVICA Research Conference took place at the Central European University’s campus in Budapest. The conference featured a wide range of topical themes including inequalities in digital public spaces, data analysis for social good, how to achieve sustainable development goals and migration and integration in Europe to mention but a few.

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The Policy Summer Institute opens up new opportunities for underrepresented talent in the digital policy ecosystem

CIVICA and Google joined forces to help first-generation college students to gain professional experience at the intersection of government affairs and digital public policy. Google employees, CIVICA members and policy agency partners from across Europe celebrated the achievements of the first cohort of participants during the closing event of the pilot programme last week.

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Anna Sandell and Salam Zandi, SSE

New team takes CIVICA to the next level at SSE

Salam Zandi now takes on further responsibility for CIVICA at SSE, leading the team with Anna Sandell and Professor Laurence Romani. The trio is now taking CIVICA to the next level at SSE.

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CIVICA gets greenlight from the European Commission: the university alliance continues its expansion

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences is one of the sixteen European university alliances to receive continued support from the 2022-2027 Erasmus+ programme, as the European Commission announced today.

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Logo CEU Invisible University for Ukraine (IUFU)

Initiatives for Ukraine around CIVICA: CEU's Invisible University for Ukraine

One of the core initiatives undertaken by CEU communities in support of Ukrainian students during these difficult times is the Invisible University for Ukraine (IUfU).

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An interdisciplinary approach to reconstructing Europe: CIVICA Summer School

The 2022 CIVICA Summer School at Villa Vigoni gathered early career researchers across the social sciences and humanities for an interdisciplinary reflection on how crises and their aftermaths shape our understanding of the European Union.

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Students in lectures, Credits: Bocconi University
Bocconi University and Sciences Po

European Week 2022: experiences and lessons learned by CIVICA students

Two CIVICA bachelor students tell their experiences of the European Week 2022, hosted by Bocconi University in Milan last June.

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Villa La Fonte, EUI

EUI Summer Teacher Training: CIVICA researchers share insights and exchange practices

PhDs and postdocs met peers, shared skills, and received input in a four-day teacher training hosted by the EUI from 27 to 30 June.

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Participants of the European Week 2022, Credits: Bocconi University
Bocconi University

CIVICA students focused on sports and its social impact during the European Week at Bocconi

Students from Bocconi, Sciences Po, SSE and LSE gathered in Milan on the topic of sports and social inclusion.

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