CIVICA’s governance brings to life the long-term strategy laid out in CIVICA’s mission statement. The governance structure has an agile, action-oriented approach; it accommodates the complex networking of eight institutions across Europe. The CIVICA alliance enjoys strong, high-level support from each member.

The following structures bring together the relevant stakeholders from each institution to work towards the CIVICA goals:

Presidents’ Committee

The Presidents' Committee consists of the Presidents or Rectors of all CIVICA partner universities. It is the top governance body. It supervises the overall strategy and development of CIVICA 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: Mark Hallerberg, Acting President
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration: Remus Pricopie, Rector
  • Sciences Po: Bénédicte Durand, Interim President
  • 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 CIVICA steering persons by each partner. The Steering Committee takes decisions on most ongoing CIVICA activities. It convenes at least twice a year, physically or virtually.

  • Bocconi University: Stefano Caselli, Vice President for International Affairs
  • Central European University: Liviu Matei, Provost
  • 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 (on maternity leave); Kate Vivian, Acting Vice President for International Affairs
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Katarina Hägg, Vice President for Global Development
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Dilly Fung, Pro-Director for Education
  • CIVICA: Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director

CIVICA Management Team

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

  • Bocconi University: Laura Calvi, Manager Markets & Partners
  • Central European University: Monica Jitareanu, Global Parnerships Officer
  • European University Institute: Zeineb Mazouz, Mobility Officer
  • Hertie School: Enora Palaric, 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
  • Stockholm School of Economics: Malin Ekberg-Karlsson, Project Administrator CIVICA
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science: Fiona Conlan, Head of Global Academic Engagement
  • CIVICA: Aurélien Krejbich, Executive Director

To ensure a close link between the relevant stakeholders and internal governance structures of all CIVICA partners, each partner integrates key decisions on CIVICA into their existing governance structures.

The relevant decision-making bodies of each partner endorse the CIVICA mission statement and will take regular decisions on CIVICA’s strategic development.

An International Partners’ Board is currently being established.


CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences was selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities and receives 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).

Furthermore, CIVICA receives €2m funding from the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, to strengthen its research and innovation dimension. "CIVICA Research" complements CIVICA's education strategy and its activities are rolled out between 2021 and 2023.