Citizens

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CIVICA brings together eight 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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COVID-19-related events

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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Tours d'Europe event at the EUI: panel discussion
EUI

Not Only Erasmus - Making Ourselves Heard in Europe

The EUI’s researcher-led groups Engaged Academics and Thoughts for Europe continue their outreach activities engaging youth and connecting with the local community, this time with their involvement in the CIVICA Public Lecture ‘Tours d’Europe’, Not Only Erasmus – Making Ourselves Heard in Europe/ Non solo Erasmus – facciamoci sentire in Europa.

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Panel discussion: Data Analytics and the Battle Against the Pandemic
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Data analytics’ crucial role in the battle against the pandemic

On 18 March, Bocconi University hosted the latest event in the CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tours d'Europe, promoting a greater dialogue between researchers and society at large.

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Alexander Stubb, EUI
EUI

Deciphering policy-making beyond the state

Alex Stubb, Director of the School of Transnational Governance at CIVICA member EUI, talks about the defining policy issues of our times, the sweet spot between theory and practice, and the complexity of policy-making.

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Illustration for the CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tours d'Europe
CEU

CIVICA Public Lecture Series Tours d’Europe Launches with Democracy in the Time of Pandemic

On 15 February, Central European University (CEU) hosted the first event in a new CIVICA series committed to communicating social science research and knowledge from the eight partner universities into the public realm.

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Chrys Margaritidis, CEU - Photo by Zoltan Adrian
CEU

Community engagement: A vital part of CIVICA’s initiatives

Community engagement is an important part of any university’s relationship-building activities, and CIVICA is no different. CEU Dean of Students Chrys Margaritidis speaks to us about the role and initiatives of our alliance's civic engagement work package and why community engagement is vital.

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Catherine de Vries, Bocconi University
Bocconi University

An open and diverse university community that can benefit all society

Catherine De Vries was recently appointed as the first Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Bocconi University. In this interview she talks about the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion in the academic world, making it part of the DNA of universities, promoting open debate in the European landscape, and about the role CIVICA can play as a hub for best practices.

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President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen
Bocconi University

'Society, Europe and Future' with Ursula von der Leyen

On 28 November, the President of the European Commission spoke at the official inauguration of the Academic Year 2020-2021 at Bocconi University.

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Victor Negrescu, credit: European Parliament
SNSPA

CIVICA and European identity: Interview with MEP Victor Negrescu

European identity is a fundamental concept for the social sciences and one of the most discussed topics at policymaker level as well as citizen level. We aimed to find out what is the current view on European identity at the top of the EU. We talked to Dr. Victor Negrescu, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament, and Lecturer and former Vice-Rector at SNSPA, Romania.

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