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.

Participants at the CIVICA doctoral conference 2021

Facilitating exchange: The first CIVICA Research Doctoral Conference

Fifteen PhD candidates from across the alliance met at the EUI for a training conference on how to prepare for the job market.

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City scene reflected in mirrors, credit LSE

Eight components for ‘open social science’ – An agenda for cultural change

LSE's Patrick Dunleavy sets out initial ideas to foster a cultural shift towards open social science, explored in a current CIVICA Research project.

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Andrei Taranu, SNSPA

Scaling up research collaboration to European dimensions through CIVICA Research

SNSPA's Andrei Țăranu visited the Hertie School in Berlin to explore existing and new ties within CIVICA and CIVICA Research.

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Laurence Romani

Laurence Romani to take on new role within CIVICA

Romani, who has been involved in developing the CIVICA European Week 2021, will further contribute to strengthening the alliance as CIVICA Academic Lead at SSE.

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Carsten Schneider and Daniel Izsak

CIVICA Research snapshot: An interview with Carsten Schneider and Daniel Izsak

The two researchers discuss current and upcoming CIVICA Research highlights and opportunities, and what the project brings to researchers across the alliance.

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Students at Bocconi University engaged in academic work

CIVICA’s first multicampus course concludes with European teamwork on major EU policy challenges

More than 130 master’s students from the alliance have benefitted from the cross-border interdisciplinary experience.

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CIVICA representatives weigh in on Europe of tomorrow

A live debate on Romanian public television brought together alliance leadership, student and MEP perspectives on pressing European topics.

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Online workshop for refugee students, credit: EUI

A commitment to inclusiveness

The EUI and CIVICA take action to support diversity in European universities.

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Student working at computer, CEU. Credit: Daniel Vegel

CIVICA’s joint course Gendering Illiberalism generates classroom collaboration across the alliance

Co-taught by faculty from CEU and SNSPA, the course unpacks the buzzword “illiberalism” and prompts students to read, discuss and write about democratic backsliding.

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