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Opportunities for students

Part of a pan-European cohort

Did you know that LSE students are eligible to join CIVICA activities at all universities across the alliance? You can also contact your student ambassadors to help shape future initiatives at LSE.

Data Science Summer School

9-30 July 2021, Zoom
Participation is free; registration required by Friday 25 June

The Data Science Summer School is a series of one-day workshops with hands-on labs on data science methods and applications currently employed by industry, government, and civil society to address the world's most complex challenges.

Organised by the Hertie School Data Science Lab from July 9 to 30, the Data Science Summer School is open to all researchers, faculty, students and administrative team members from across CIVICA.

All courses are online and free, fully sponsored by the generous support of the SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence and Stifterverband!

Registrations are open until 25 June, and priority will be given to members of the CIVICA network, in the limit of available seats. Browse courses and register>>

Past news and events

European Week

Taking place 8-11 June 2021, this is a new online bachelor experience open to eligible students at Bocconi, Sciences Po, SSE and LSE. Find out more about European Week 2021.

FuturEU competition finals

Are you wondering what the future of the EU might look like? Do you think that students should be involved in the debate on the future of the EU? Good luck to Team LSE who will be competing in the semi-finals on Wednesday 14 April! Join the YouTube livestream of the Final Rounds of the student-led futurEU Competition on Thursday 15 April from 5.30pm CET. Watch the two finalist teams from CIVICA universities present their visionary treaty reform for a better EU.

CIVICA Engage Track - information for LSE applicants

LSE's Global Academic Engagement Team will have sent you an email at the start of Summer Term to let you know if you were selected. View the elements of the Engage Track and find out a bit more about each part:

  • The CIVICA European Week is both a stand-alone learning event and a central element of the Engage Track. It is hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), 8-11 June 2021 on the theme of financial literacy. The next one will be in summer 2022.
  • Engage courses are available at LSE, Bocconi, Sciences Po and SSE. CIVCA Engage courses feature contact with the community beyond the university and practitioners working to solve concrete social problems. 
  • Showcase assignments enable you to share your experience of engaging a social problem through CIVICA’s transnational community, in a special presentation to a target audience.

LSE students and PhDs: join the European Youth Debate

Apply by 3 April 2021 to take your place at the European Youth Debate, online 16-18 April. It will begin with keynote speeches from politicians, academics, and journalists, and followed by two days of collaborative working in round tables each developing one of four themes: Geopolitics, Diplomacy and International Trade; European Recovery and Growth; Health and Research; and Identity, Media and Multilingualism.

Maximise the real-world potential of your studies

LSE's Rhydian Cleaver, BSc Politics (3rd year), explains how civic engagement experience can boost students' future prospects whilst doing something meaningful for the world, and why the CIVICA Engage Track is a golden opportunity to develop civic engagement skills. Read the interview

Join the CIVICA Engage Track

LSE undergraduates are invited to apply for the CIVICA Engage Track, where you'll gain civic engagement experience with member institutions and students across Europe. Apply by Wednesday 31 March 2021.

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

Contact us

Contact the Global Academic Engagement team at LSE by emailing

Find out more at CIVICA.