The European University of Social Sciences, more than ever, it is essential we work closely with our CIVICA partners to overcome these enormous challenges

Minouche Shafik, LSE Director

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. 

Our news

What does our relationship mean to you? Online event for LSE students: 2.30pm, Wednesday 21 October


LSE and CIVICA event: what does our relationship mean to you?

Join LSE student ambassadors Liam Selsby and Fiona Gogescu to discuss what joint CIVICA programmes and activities would most appeal to you. Register here

"We can do better research by learning from each other": interview with CIVICA ambassador Fiona Gogescu

Fiona Gogescu with quote "I believe that we can do better research by learning from each other"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

Welcome to CIVICA

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

Simon Hix

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

Horizon 2020 CIVICA research

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

Our mission

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.

Our members

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.