CIVICA brings together eight leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy, with a total of 50,000 students and 10,000 faculty members.
Attend CIVICA's online public lecture series Tours d’Europe
LSE's Andres Velasco will take part in the first event of this series, hsoted by CEU on 15 February 2021, "Democracy in the Time of Pandemic". Find out more
Listen to "Over to Europe" the new CIVICA podcast
The first episode explores the concept of European identity with European politics expert Frank Schimmelfennig and three students from CIVICA partners Bocconi University, Central European University and the Hertie School. Listen and follow the podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify or Youtube. LSE's Grace Lordan and Simon Hix will feature in upcoming episodes. Listen now
CIVICA-wide courses for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers now open
On 19 January 2021, CIVICA’s Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Course Catalogue was launched. This online tool brings together the courses CIVICA partners offer to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers across the alliance. Find out more
Marking LSE’s 125th anniversary
Watch Professor Michael Cox, LSE IDEAS, on LSE’s evolving relationship with the world, through the tumults of the 20th century to the modern day, taking in the political and social landscape and events, some of which paved the way for the creation of CIVICA. Watch the talk
CEU Summer University applications open, tuition waiver for CIVICA students
Currently enrolled students of CIVICA partners are eligible for a tuition waiver, if admitted. CEU Summer University offers research- and policy-oriented interdisciplinary courses in June-July 2021 in Budapest. We invite applications from advanced undergraduates, MA and PhD students, postdocs, junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and practitioners. First deadline:14 February 2021. Find out how to apply
"In my opinion, a dual degree offers the opportunity to develop a kind of cultural fluency": interview with CIVICA ambassador Stefan Pfalzer
Stefan is a master’s student undertaking the dual degree programme at Sciences Po and LSE. Find out more about his reasons for pursuing a dual degree.
PhD seminar series on public sector digital transformation
PhD researchers from across the CIVICA network are invited. This series facilitates a network of those interested in public sector digital transformation. Find out more
LSE meets CIVICA: a student conversation
“They proved eager to communicate with researchers across the CIVICA alliance who work on related topics or employ similar methodologies,” explained LSE student ambassador Fiona. Read the full event write-up
LSE students invited to enter FuturEU competition on EU reform
Be heard. Join peers from across the CIVICA alliance in this student-led initiative on EU reform. Find out how to enter the competition
Safeguarding academic freedom in Europe
The Presidents of CIVICA's member institutions jointly welcome the European Court of Justice ruling that “Lex CEU,” a 2017 Hungarian law aiming to restrict the activities of foreign universities and specifically targeting Central European University (CEU), is incompatible with EU law. They also call on all relevant EU bodies to continue to strengthen the legal and cultural conditions for higher education and research institutions. Read their full statement
What does our relationship mean to you? An online event for LSE students was held on Wednesday 21 October
LSE student ambassadors Liam Selsby and Fiona Gogescu hosted a discussion to find out what joint CIVICA programmes and activities would most appeal to you.
"We can do better research by learning from each other": interview with CIVICA ambassador Fiona Gogescu
Fiona's research is around education and meritocracy in Europe. Find out about her priorities for connecting students across the alliance. Read more
Student ambassadors welcome you to a new academic year
What does CIVICA mean for students and PhD researchers across the alliance? Watch the video
LSE's Simon Hix on his ambitions for the alliance
Our Pro Director for Research has the latest news on CIVICA activities and his ambitions for the alliance. And he'd love to see democracy re-imagined. Read more
Research funding received from Horizon 2020
We've received funding from the EU’s programme Horizon 2020, under the chapter “Science with and for Society.” The activities funded under this call aim to establish “CIVICA Research,” a joint long-term research and innovation environment. Read more
Together, CIVICA members build on an ever-stronger combination of teaching, research and innovation to mobilise and share knowledge as a public good and to facilitate civic responsibility in Europe and beyond.
Our activities are focused on four key topics:
- Societies in Transition and Crises of Earth
- Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century
- Europe Revisited
- Data Driven Technologies for the Social Science.
CIVICA was selected in 2019 by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities, funded under the Erasmus+ program. LSE became full members of CIVICA in June 2020.
The eight members of CIVICA are:
Bocconi University (IT)
Central European University (HU)
European University Institute (Intergovernmental)
Hertie School (DE)
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (RO)
Sciences Po (FR)
Stockholm School of Economics (SE)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK).
Find out more at CIVICA.