Governance

Governance

CIVICA’s governance structure brings to life the long-term strategy laid out in CIVICA’s mission statement.

The governance structure has an agile, action-oriented approach that accommodates the complex networking of ten institutions across Europe. Our ambition is to consolidate the unified governance structure of the alliance, guided by the principle "one CIVICA."

Governing Bodies

  • Presidents’ Committee
  • Steering Committee

The Presidents' Committee consists of the Presidents or Rectors from all CIVICA partner universities. It is the highest governing body: it supervises the overall strategy and development of CIVICA and CIVICA Research and has ultimate decision-making powers. The Presidents’ Committee convenes once a year.

  • Bocconi University: Francesco Billari, Rector
  • Central European University: Shalini Randeria, President
  • European University Institute: Patrizia Nanz, President
  • Hertie School: Cornelia Woll, President
  • IE University: Manuel Muñiz, Provost
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Remus Pricopie, Rector
  • Sciences Po: Jean Bassères, Interim Administrator of the FNSP and the IEP de Paris (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris).
  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics: Piotr Wachowiak, Rector
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Lars Strannegård, President
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Larry Kramer, President

The Steering Committee consists of the Vice Presidents or Deans nominated as committee members by each partner. The Steering Committee makes decisions on ongoing CIVICA and CIVICA Research activities and provides a platform for the exchange of best practices, strategic alignment and consensus building in decision-making. It convenes on a monthly basis.

  • Bocconi University: Catherine E. De Vries, Dean for International Affairs
  • Central European University: Carsten Schneider, Pro-Rector for External Relations
  • European University Institute: Sébastien Huber, Head of Strategy and Development
  • Hertie School: Thurid Hustedt, Dean of Graduate Programmes
  • IE University: Maria-Eugenia Marin, Vice Provost, Director General International Relations
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Mihai Păunescu, Vice-Rector for Research
  • Sciences Po: Marie Azuelos, Acting Vice President for International Affairs
  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics: Jacek Prokop, Vice Rector for International Relations
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Laurence Romani, Professor, Director of Principles for Responsible Management Education
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Susana Mourato, Pro-Director for Research; Emma McCoy, Pro-Director for Education
  • CIVICA Secretariat: Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director

Managing Bodies

  • CIVICA Management Team
  • CIVICA Secretariat
  • Permanent Design Team
  • Working groups

The CIVICA Management Team brings together senior management staff from each partner. It works closely with the CIVICA Secretariat and work package leaders to manage day-to-day work and coordination between CIVICA partners as well as within each institution. It convenes on a monthly basis.

  • Bocconi University:
    • Laura Calvi, Manager Markets & Partners
    • Michela Taddeo, Markets & Partners
  • Central European University:
    • Monica Jitareanu, Senior Academic Cooperation Officer
    • Timea Mester-Takacs, CIVICA Coordinator
    • Daniel Izsak, CIVICA Research Manager at CEU
  • European University Institute:
    • Zeineb Mazouz, Mobility Officer
  • Hertie School:
    • Enora Palaric, Manager - Office of the President
    • Sarah Lawton, Associate - Office of the President
  • IE University: 
    • Celia Rubio, Project Coordinator
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration:
    • Diana-Camelia Iancu, Dean of Faculty of Public Administration
  • Sciences Po:
    • Frank Stadelmaier, International Affairs Manager
    • Fanny Dubray, European Project Officer
    • Marina Casanova-Rossi, Event Project Manager
  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics:
    • Małgorzata Chromy, Deputy Director in International Centre
    • Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Director International Centre
  • Stockholm School of Economics:
    • Joanna Ziolkowska, Project Manager
    • Kazune Funato Hallgren, Project Manager
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science:
    • Helen Rosemont, European Partnerships Coordinator
  • CIVICA Secretariat:
    • Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director (Chair)
    • Candice Georges, CIVICA Project Manager
    • Clément Loret, CIVICA IT Manager
    • Hélène Bouche, CIVICA Academic Affairs Manager
    • Ellée CIVADE, European Project Officer

The CIVICA Secretariat coordinates and supports activities throughout the alliance. It prepares meetings of the Steering Committee, as well as the Management and Research Management Teams. The Secretariat works closely with work package leaders carrying out activities under the education and research dimensions of CIVICA.

  • Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director (Chair)
  • Candice Georges, CIVICA Project Manager
  • Clément Loret, CIVICA IT Manager
  • Hélène Bouche, CIVICA Academic Affairs Manager
  • Ellée CIVADE, European Project Officer
  • Alessia Manco, CIVICA Communications Manager

The Permanent Design Team (PDT) consists of the Vice Presidents for Research and/or senior faculty from each partner university, as well as leaders of the four thematic research groups. The PDT is responsible for the strategic and scientific implementation of CIVICA Research, in synergy and coherence with the research activities launched under CIVICA (Erasmus+). It convenes at least every two months.

  • Bocconi University: Catherine De Vries, Dean for International Affairs
  • Central European University: Carsten Schneider, Pro-Rector for External Relations (Co-Chair)
  • European University Institute: Giacomo Calzolari, Dean of Research
  • Hertie School: Kai Wegrich, Dean of Faculty and Research
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Mihai Păunescu, Vice-Rector for Research
  • IE University: Marco Giarratana, Vice-Rector for Research
  • Sciences Po:
    • Sergei Guriev, Provost (Scientific Coordinator of CIVICA Research and Co-Chair) 
    • Elsa Bedos, CIVICA Research Scientific Officer
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Laurence Romani, Professor in the Department of Management and Organisation
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Susana Mourato, Pro-Director of Research
  • Democracy in the 21st Century Theme Group Leader: Zsolt Enyedi, Professor in the Department of International Relations, Central European University
  • Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth Theme Group Leader: Jelena Angelis, Research Grants and Partnerships Expert, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Europe Revisited Theme Group Leader: Mark Dawson, Co-Director of the Jacques Delors Centre and Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School.
  • Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences Theme Group Leader: Petra Kralj Novak, Assistant Professor in the Department of Network and Data Science, Central European University
  • CIVICA Secretariat: Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director
  • WP1: Governance & management
    Lead: Sciences Po
  • WP2: European inter-university campus
    Lead: Sciences Po
  • WP3: Bachelor level
    Lead: Stockholm School of Economics
  • WP4: Master‘s level
    Lead: Bocconi University
  • WP5: (Post)doctoral level
    Lead: European University Institute
  • WP6: Research
    Lead: Central European University
  • WP7: Service to society
    Lead: Central European University
  • WP8: Innovation
    Lead: SNSPA
  • WP9: Community & identity
    Lead: SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • WP10: Global outreach & partnerships
    Lead: IE University
  • WP11: Dissemination & impact
    Lead: Hertie School
     

 

The Presidents’ Committee, Steering Committee, the Permanent Design Team and the Management Team form an efficient governance structure that collectively works to guarantee the long-term success of the alliance through regular, formal meetings and a high level of trust.

These structures bring together the following stakeholders from each institution to work towards the goals of the CIVICA alliance.