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PhD / research offers for European collaboration

CIVICA unites the research communities of ten leading European universities. Our aim is to create an integrated European research space in the social sciences and humanities, built upon shared resources, facilities and pools of expertise.

Through various joint initiatives and opportunities, CIVICA enables doctoral fellows and researchers to exchange on ongoing research, advance their professional and methods skills, team up for collaborative projects, and network with colleagues working on similar topics.

CIVICA's offers at (post)doctoral level include the Early Stage Researcher course catalogue, summer schools, and methods and skills workshops.

For researchers, CIVICA offers rich opportunities for collaboration and exchange around current and emerging European challenges, in particular through CIVICA Research.

(Post)doctoral opportunities

CIVICA Research Conference 2023

Taking place on 12-13 October 2023, this conference will be the closing event for the CIVICA Research project to share the key outcomes and achievements over the last three years. The event will bring together faculty and researchers from CIVICA's ten leading European universities in the social sciences.

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PhD Clinic

The PhD Clinic serves as a forum where early-stage researchers can identify and contact faculty members at CIVICA partner universities whose expertise is relevant to their respective dissertation topics. 

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ESR course catalogue

Explore the classes, workshops and seminars currently on offer for CIVICA Early Stage Researchers (PhDs and PostDocs)

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Trainings and courses for academics and staff

Our partner institutions offers a range of trainings and courses that are open to early-stage researchers, academics and staff members from across the alliance. The categories of trainings include research methods and literacy, career management and professional training development, and other resources. 

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CIVICA Research

Read about and find opportunities to get involved in CIVICA Research, our long-term research and innovation strategy, funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.

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Posters of the Data Science Seminars

Data Science Seminar Series

This bottom-up multidisciplinary initiative focuses on applications and methodologies of data science for the social, political, and economic world. In regular seminars open to anyone interested, data scientists from CIVICA and beyond explore topics in the current public debate.

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CIVICA Research blog

Check out the CIVICA Research blog to learn more about our latest research and news from our joint research initiatives.

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PhD Seminar Series on Public Sector Digital Transformation

Outputs from a PhD Seminar Series on Public Sector Digital Transformation held in October-December 2020 in the framework of CIVICA. 


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