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Sciences Po is a founding member of CIVICA - the European University of Social Sciences, created in March 2019. CIVICA brings together today ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy, with a total of 72,000 students and 13,000 faculty members.

Together, they 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. CIVICA members strive to find solutions to complex societal challenges through a series of integrated activities focused on four thematic priorities: Societies in Transition and Crises of Earth; Challenges to Democracy in the XXIst Century; Europe Revisited; and Data Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences. 

CIVICA was selected since 2019 by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities, funded under the Erasmus+ programme

The other members of CIVICA are: Bocconi University (Italy), Central European University (Austria and Hungary), the European University Institute (Intergovernmental), the Hertie School (Germany), IE University (Spain), the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania), SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and The London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom). 

What can CIVICA do for you?

Bachelor students

Bachelor students can enroll in:

  • The CIVICA engage track (in the framework of the mandatory Civic Learning Programme of Sciences Po's College). In order to complete the CIVICA Engage Track and receive a CIVICA Engage formal acknowledgement, students must: meet the obligations of the Sciences Po Civic Learning Programme, successfully complete an Engage Course at a CIVICA Partner University or participate in a European Week and complete a Showcase Reflective Component (graded by Sciences Po on a pass/fail basis),
  • A CIVICA European Week takes place every year at one of the partner universities.

Master students

Master students can attend:

PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty

PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty can benefit from the alliance to build connection and work together:

  • Thanks to networking tools such as the PhD Clinic that gives researchers the chance to contact professors via an in-built email system,
  • Early stage researchers can attend specific courses and research conferences organised by CIVICA,
  • Faculty and postdoctoral researchers can apply for short visits to a partner university in order to foster collaborative activities (through talks and workshops, for example).

All students initiatives are also encouraged and supported, such as the futurEU – a European policy competition. At any point during their journey at Sciences Po, students can apply to become CIVICA ambassadors: to promote CIVICA's initiatives and values among their peers and network with ambassadors from the other partner universities.

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Europe: 2 Sciences Po Students at the State of the Union Conference in Italy

Supporting Ukraine, combining soft and hard power, fighting foreign interference... discover what Claire and Stefania learned.

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Europe: 2 Sciences Po Students at the State of the Union Conference in Italy

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Sciences Po Students Win 1st and 2nd Place in a Competition on the Future of Europe in Berlin

Training for green jobs, promoting low-skilled workers migration: discover the proposals of our three teams at the futurEU competition.

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Sciences Po Students Win 1st and 2nd Place in a Competition on the Future of Europe in Berlin

Training for green jobs, promoting low-skilled workers migration: discover the proposals of our three teams at the futurEU competition.

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Sciences Po Students Invited by Warsaw School of Economics to Debate the Future of the EU

They discussed the EU elections, debated European identity and met Michelle Obama: discover their journey.

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Sciences Po Students Invited by Warsaw School of Economics to Debate the Future of the EU

They discussed the EU elections, debated European identity and met Michelle Obama: discover their journey.

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Fighting Corruption With Visiting Faculty Enrico Basile From Bocconi University

What can be learned by comparing Italian and French anti-corruption laws? What about cross-border corruption?

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Fighting Corruption With Visiting Faculty Enrico Basile From Bocconi University

What can be learned by comparing Italian and French anti-corruption laws? What about cross-border corruption?

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Sciences Po Hosts a Climate Change Negotiations Seminar for 43 European Students

Watch the amazing experience of French, German, Polish, Spanish and Swedish students with negotiations expert Francesco Marchi.

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Sciences Po Hosts a Climate Change Negotiations Seminar for 43 European Students

Watch the amazing experience of French, German, Polish, Spanish and Swedish students with negotiations expert Francesco Marchi.

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Understanding the EU Elections With Sciences Po

The war in Ukraine, the backlash against democracy, climate, migration: events and resources on these key elections for Europe.

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Understanding the EU Elections With Sciences Po

The war in Ukraine, the backlash against democracy, climate, migration: events and resources on these key elections for Europe.

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EU Elections: Two Students Advocate for Youth Quotas at the European Parliament

Meet Allegra and Benedetta who won a public policy competition and then got to present their project to the European Parliament.

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EU Elections: Two Students Advocate for Youth Quotas at the European Parliament

Meet Allegra and Benedetta who won a public policy competition and then got to present their project to the European Parliament.

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Europe: Student Associations From 10 Universities Gathered in Warsaw

A desert survival workshop, meetings with peers, Polish cuisine: follow our student's journey at this CIVICA event.

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Europe: Student Associations From 10 Universities Gathered in Warsaw

A desert survival workshop, meetings with peers, Polish cuisine: follow our student's journey at this CIVICA event.

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Europe: Students Solving Policy Crisis in the Arctic Region

Can we still save the Arctic? Students from Sciences Po and other CIVICA universities played diplomats for two days.

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Europe: Students Solving Policy Crisis in the Arctic Region

Can we still save the Arctic? Students from Sciences Po and other CIVICA universities played diplomats for two days.

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European Cooperation: Meet Our New CIVICA Students Ambassadors

How will they strengthen the bond between the European university students this year? Learn more about Alix, Ethan and Oleksandra.

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European Cooperation: Meet Our New CIVICA Students Ambassadors

How will they strengthen the bond between the European university students this year? Learn more about Alix, Ethan and Oleksandra.

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Europe: 8 Visiting Researchers From Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain

Which high-level profiles will be joining us this fall semester through our CIVICA alliance?

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Europe: 8 Visiting Researchers From Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain

Which high-level profiles will be joining us this fall semester through our CIVICA alliance?

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Europe: 6 Transnational Courses Organised by CIVICA's 10 Universities

Discover the courses about Europe that are available to our Master's students thanks to Sciences Po's involvement in CIVICA.

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Europe: 6 Transnational Courses Organised by CIVICA's 10 Universities

Discover the courses about Europe that are available to our Master's students thanks to Sciences Po's involvement in CIVICA.

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Sport and social impact: 3 Students Discuss Their CIVICA Engage Track Journey

Discover the particular focus on European civic engagement that Lidia, Noémie and Paula experienced.

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Sport and social impact: 3 Students Discuss Their CIVICA Engage Track Journey

Discover the particular focus on European civic engagement that Lidia, Noémie and Paula experienced.

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[VIDEO] CIVICA for Ukraine Explained by 2 Ukrainian Students

How can Sciences Po, as part of CIVICA - the European university of social sciences, help with the green reconstruction of Ukraine?

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[VIDEO] CIVICA for Ukraine Explained by 2 Ukrainian Students

How can Sciences Po, as part of CIVICA - the European university of social sciences, help with the green reconstruction of Ukraine?

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Cities & Ecological Transitions: 90 Students at CIVICA European Week 2023

Discover Moyu Shimada's student story about the unique experience hosted by Sciences Po and created by the Urban School.

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Cities & Ecological Transitions: 90 Students at CIVICA European Week 2023

Discover Moyu Shimada's student story about the unique experience hosted by Sciences Po and created by the Urban School.

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Student Story: 3 Days at the European Student Assembly 2023

Is political debate the beauty of European democracy? Discover Juliette’s journey at the European Parliament.

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Student Story: 3 Days at the European Student Assembly 2023

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Europe: Focus on a Joint Course Between Sciences Po and Central European University

The story of 3 students that followed a course on computational social sciences organised by CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences.

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Europe: Focus on a Joint Course Between Sciences Po and Central European University

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Sciences Po in Europe: how to build a common digital campus, library and student degree?

Learn what’s new for Sciences Po as part of CIVICA, the European alliance of universities on social sciences.

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Sciences Po in Europe: how to build a common digital campus, library and student degree?

Learn what’s new for Sciences Po as part of CIVICA, the European alliance of universities on social sciences.

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CIVICA Selected 11 New Innovative Research Projects

As part of CIVICA, Sciences Po initiates and participates in cutting edge research projects dealing with major topics.

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CIVICA Selected 11 New Innovative Research Projects

As part of CIVICA, Sciences Po initiates and participates in cutting edge research projects dealing with major topics.

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Congratulations to the first undergraduates of the CIVICA European engage track

A first cohort of nine students from five Sciences Po's campuses received its certificate of completion from the European University of social sciences.

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Congratulations to the first undergraduates of the CIVICA European engage track

A first cohort of nine students from five Sciences Po's campuses received its certificate of completion from the European University of social sciences.

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