Offers for PhD / researchers

CIVICA brings together the research communities of eight leading universities in the social sciences, in an environment built on shared resources, facilities and pools of expertise.

Doctoral fellows and researchers, you may use CIVICA to exchange about your research and to link with colleagues working on similar topics. CIVICA’s core research topics are:

  • Societies in Transition and Crises of Earth
  • Challenges to Democracy in the XXIst Century
  • Europe Revisited
  • Data Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences

CIVICA's offers will not be limited to these topics and will continue to grow in the coming months and years. On this page you will find all offers, initiatives, contact persons and opportunities relevant to you.


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PhD course catalogue

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

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Summer Schools

Villa Vigoni

CIVICA Summer School on pandemics and power

Doctoral and early career researchers from the CIVICA network are invited to apply for an interdisciplinary Summer School on "Pandemics and Power: Redefining solidarity after COVID-19," held on 12-16 July 2021 at Villa Vigoni, Menaggio (Lake Como, Italy).

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CIVICA Summer School on European integration

CIVICA doctoral researchers from across the social sciences and the humanities are invited to apply for a Summer School on "European integration in historical and contemporary perspective," hosted by the European University Institute in Florence, on 6-9 September 2021.

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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. 


Past opportunities

CIVICA PhD Panel Series – Winter Semester

PhD researchers across CIVICA are invited to present or to participate as audience at a series of PhD panels on Data Science and Public Policy, Climate Change and Human Rights, Public Administration and Decision-Making, and EU Legitimacy and Trust.

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PhD Seminar Series on Public Sector Digital Transformation

PhD researchers from the CIVICA alliance can register for one or more of the virtual lunchtime sessions taking place between 25 October - 14 December 2020. 

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PhD Seminar Series on Challenges to Democracy, Anti-corruption, and Global Health

PhD researchers from across the CIVICA network are invited to present their research at one of the upcoming panels.

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Research ethics training

The sessions are designed to provide PhD researchers across the alliance with an understanding of research ethics in CIVICA’s main focus areas.


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Hertie School holds online PhD workshops open to the CIVICA network

During times of digital learning, the Hertie School organised several online trainings to allow PhD researchers to advance their professional and methods skills.

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