Governance

Governance

CIVICA’s governance structure encompasses both CIVICA (Erasmus+) and CIVICA Research (Horizon 2020), and 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 eight institutions across Europe. Our ambition is to consolidate the unified governance structure of the alliance, guided by the principle "one CIVICA."

The Presidents’ Committee, Steering Committee, and Permanent Design Team (CIVICA Research) 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.

They are supported by the central administrative team of the CIVICA Secretariat, as well as the Managing Team (Erasmus+) and Research Managing Team (Horizon 2020).

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

Presidents’ 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: Gianmario Verona, Rector
  • Central European University: Shalini Randeria, President
  • European University Institute: Renaud Dehousse, President
  • Hertie School: Cornelia Woll, President
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Remus Pricopie, Rector
  • Sciences Po: Mathias Vicherat, President (CIVICA Coordinator)
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Lars Strannegård, President
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Dame Minouche Shafik, President

Steering Committee

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: Stefano Caselli, Vice President for International Affairs
  • Central European University: Carsten Schneider, Pro-Rector for External Relations
  • European University Institute: Sébastien Huber, Special Advisor to the President
  • Hertie School: Christine Reh, Dean of Graduate Programmes
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Alexandru Mihai Ghigiu, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development
  • Sciences Po: Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President for International Affairs and Alliance Coordinator (on maternity leave); Kate Vivian, Acting Vice President for International Affairs (Alliance Coordinator)
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Laurence Romani, Academic Lead
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education
  • CIVICA Secretariat: Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director

CIVICA Secretariat

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, CIVICA Executive Director
  • Candice Georges, CIVICA Project Manager
  • Clément Loret, CIVICA IT Manager
  • Hélène Bouche, Academic & Student Support Coordinator
  • Irina Stelea, CIVICA Communications Manager
  • Mathilde Bathelier, Sustainability Officer
  • Sarah Thompson, CIVICA Research Project Manager

CIVICA Management Team

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, Global Partnerships Officer
  • European University Institute: Zeineb Mazouz, Mobility Officer
  • Hertie School: Enora Palaric, Manager - Office of the President (on maternity leave); Nikolas von Hoffmann, Manager - Office of the President
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Diana-Camelia Iancu, Dean of Faculty of Public Administration
  • Sciences Po:
    • Frank Stadelmaier, International Affairs Manager
    • Anaïs Goulko, Project Manager
  • Stockholm School of Economics:
    • Salam Zandi, Project Lead
    • Anna Sandell, Project Manager
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Delphine Bénézet, Global Engagement Coordinator
  • CIVICA Secretariat:
    • Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director (Chair)
    • Secretariat Team

CIVICA Research Governance

Permanent Design Team

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: Francesco Billari, Dean of the Faculty
  • Central European University: Carsten Schneider, Pro-Rector for External Relations (Co-Chair)
  • European University Institute: Giacomo Calzolari, Dean of Research
  • Hertie School: Mark Hallerberg, Acting President
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Mihai Păunescu, Vice-Rector for Research
  • Sciences Po:
    • Guillaume Plantin, Vice President for Research (Scientific Coordinator of CIVICA Research and Co-Chair) 
    • Elsa Bedos, CIVICA Research Scientific Officer
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Örjan Sjöberg, Professor
  • 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: László Pintér, Professor and Head of Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University
  • Europe Revisited Theme Group Leader: Xymena Kurowska, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, Central European University
  • Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences Theme Group Leader: János Kertész, Professor and Head of the Department of Network and Data Science, Central European University
  • CIVICA Secretariat: Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director

CIVICA Research Management Team

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

  • Bocconi University: Claudia Piccioni, Head of Grants Office
  • Central European University:
    • Daniel Izsak, Research Manager
    • Éva Vas, Head of Research Management Team European Grants and Projects Officer
    • Monica Jitareanu, Global Partnerships Officer
  • European University Institute: Zeineb Mazouz, International Mobility Officer
  • Hertie School: Enora Palaric, Manager - Office of the President (on maternity leave); Nikolas von Hoffmann, Manager - Office of the President
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Mihai Păunescu, Professor of Political Science and Vice-Rector for Research and Institutional Evaluation
  • Sciences Po:
    • Elsa Bedos, CIVICA Research Scientific Officer (Co-Chair)
    • Marinela Popa-Babay, Research Grants Advisor
  • Stockholm School of Economics:
    • Göran Lindqvist, Director of Research
    • Örjan Sjöberg, Professor of Economic Geography
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Aygen Kurt-Dickson, Research and Innovation Strategy Manager
  • CIVICA Secretariat:
    • Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director (Chair)
    • Secretariat Team

To ensure close interactions between the relevant stakeholders and internal governance structures of all CIVICA partners, regular discussions are held at an institutional level to allow for the integration of key decisions relating to CIVICA and CIVICA Research into their existing governance structures.

An International Partners’ Board is currently being established under CIVICA, and a Scientific Advisory Board under CIVICA Research.

Budget

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences was selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities and is receiving close to €5m in funding between 2019 and 2022. Significant additional institutional and financial support comes from each CIVICA partner as well as some national funding agencies (e.g. the PIA programme in France, DAAD in Germany).

Additionally, CIVICA is receiving €2m funding from the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 to strengthen its research and innovation dimension through CIVICA Research. CIVICA Research complements CIVICA's education strategy and its activities will be rolled out in 2021-2023.