PhD / researchers

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 PhD Panel Series - Spring 2022

This series of PhD Panels connects early-stage researchers with senior academics to foster academic exchange and networks of academic expertise across CIVICA partner universities.

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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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CIVICA Research Conference

This event gathers researchers across the CIVICA alliance in the Budapest Campus of CEU, to discuss the world's most pressing challenges. 

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PhD/postdoc initiatives

A podcast series? An essay competition? A collaborative report? The CIVICA alliance is open to bottom-up initiatives from PhDs and postdocs. Find out more and get to know your local CIVICA Ambassadors.

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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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European Polarisation Conference

The 1st Conference on European Polarisation presents a selection of works analysing polarisation at the intersection of cultural and political transformation, with a focus on computational advances and methods.

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STEADFAST project workshop

STEADFAST advances the understanding of feasibility of worldwide dietary and energy demand changes necessary for achieving the Paris climate targets. 

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Resources

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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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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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CIVICA Doctoral Conference: Spotlight on the 2022 edition hosted by SSE

The Stockholm School of Economics hosted the CIVICA Doctoral Conference from 30 November to 2 December 2022. The conference offered early-stage researchers from CIVICA institutions an opportunity to get involved in various feedback sessions, talks, and hands-on academic practice training workshops to prepare them for their academic job market.

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