Student initiatives

Student initiatives are limited-duration projects selected by students and led by one or more students in the fields of culture, knowledge, sport, the environment, solidarity, health, civic engagement and the fight against discrimination.

A selection procedure is organised each semester, and applies to all campuses.
Some examples of student initiatives: an art exhibition, a series of conferences, a film screening, live performance, festival, voluntary work or awareness-raising.

The selected initiatives can benefit during a semester or an academic year from the same resources as those made available to recognised student associations.

A new student association that has been initially selected as a student initiative will be eligible to apply for recognition at the start of the next academic year.

For further details, please refer to the Student Life regulations articles 19 to 21 (PDF in French, 54 Ko).

How to submit a student initiative: step by step

  1. Submission of student initiative projects: applicants are invited to submit their projects online
  2. Publication of eligible projects : eligible projects will be presented to students on each campus
  3. Recording of student votes: a dedicated website is set up during the campaign. In order for initiatives to be selected, they must obtain, on each campus where they wish to operate, either 5% of votes by the student body on a regional campus or 120 student votes on the Paris campus. Each Sciences Po student (including those abroad on their 3rd year) can vote for up to 3 projects on their own campus.
  4. Selection of student initiatives: campaign results will be communicated to the Conseil de la vie étudiante et de la formation who will validate the list of student initiatives retained for the semester or academic year

Should you have any questions, please contact management on your campus or Sébastien Thubert, in charge of student life on the Paris campus.

Calendar 2019/2020

Calendar 2019/2020
Steps Autumn semester 2019/2020

Spring semester 2019/2020

1. Submission of projects From 6th to 23rd September 2019 From 6th December 2019 to 20th January 2020
2. Publication on campus From 30th September 2019 From 27th January 2020
3. Recording of votes From 2nd to 4th October 2019 From 29th to 31st January 2019
4. Validation by the board 7th October 2019 February 2020
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