CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences
CIVICA has been selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities. A total of 48 applications were received, of which 17 have been selected and awarded funding, as announced on June 26 by the Commission. The application of CIVICA received 92/100 points.
Bocconi University (Italy), Central European University (Hungary), the European University Institute (European Intergovernmental Organization), the Hertie School of Governance (Germany), the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania), Sciences Po (France, lead institution for the project) and the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) are honoured to be given the opportunity to pioneer the European Universities initiative by launching CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences. CIVICA will also be joined by the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom) as an Associated partner. With CIVICA, all partners are fulfilling their civic responsibility towards future European generations, and further strengthening the role of Europe in the world.
An ambitious array of activities at all levels (BA, MA and PhD) will be implemented, as well as a particular focus during the pilot phase on four key challenges: Challenges to Democracy in the XXIst Century; Societies in Transition and Crises of Earth; Europe Revisited; and Data Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences.
CIVICA will connect 38,000 students coming from across Europe and from all over the world to a community of 7,000 faculty members and some 3,000 administrative staff. CIVICA will unite leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, the humanities, business management and public policy to create a broad European inter-university campus that links teaching and learning, research and innovation, and mobilise society at large across cultural, linguistic, and national borders.