CIVICA Research Hackathon: Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth
Join the next in a series of collaborative online events which focuses on the interlocking environmental crises of the Earth. Led by the Stockholm School of Economics and London School of Economics, this event will present participants with the opportunity to engage with environmental crises of wildfires and drought in Europe. This event will be online on 22-24 November 2022. Apply as an individual or team here.
Social Data Science Student Hackathon 2022
Central European University, a member of CIVICA, is organizing a 48-hour online social data science student hackathon between November 11-13, 2022. Teams of 1-3 undergraduate students who are interested in both social issues and programming are welcome to apply. They will provide a data set at the kickoff that participants can use to create infographics or develop a machine learning pipeline to solve a given problem. Register to join here.
Apply to the Safer Tomorrow: Security Starts with YOU(TH) Student Challenge
Following the Madrid NATO Summit 2022, the IE University Center for the Governance of Change (CGC) is launching the student challenge "Safer Tomorrow: Security starts with YOU(TH)". Students interested in defense, security or international relations are invited to submit their papers on the interconnection between emerging tech and international security. IE is a member of CIVICA. Apply by November 13.
CIVICA-Google Policy Summer Institute internships 2022
LSE master's student Jessica Su took part in the first Policy Summer Institute for first generation students. She said, “aside from gaining a really good understanding of the digital and tech policy landscape, I also developed many skills that will be valuable moving forward such as navigating uncertainty and learning quickly under time constraints and pressure.”
Aleesha in Italy
LSE student and vlogger Aleesha shares her experience at European Week in June 2022, an event for undergraduates held at Bocconi University, Milan.
Mathea attends the European Student Assembly
Read about Mathea's experience attending the European Student Assembly in Strasbourg in March 2022. LSE's Head of Public Affairs Greg Taylor finds out how Mathea got to grips with developing policy proposals for the European Parliament on the future of Europe, while spending time in a new city.
Lucy and Romane's Engage Track Showcase assignments
LSE students Sophie Walton and Romane Branthmomme completed the 2021/22 Engage Track, which gives students across the CIVICA alliance the chance to work together on civic engagement projects. Read about Sophie's work on cycling in Elephant and Castle and Romane's project on portrayals of migration.
LSE student team at futurEU 2022
Student ambassador Jonathan Ziener interviews the LSE student team that made the semi finals of the 2022 futurEU competition. They share their futurEU experience and advice for students thinking about taking part next year.
European Week 2022: sport and social impact
Taking place 20-24 June 2022 in Milan, European Week is open to undergraduate students from from Bocconi, Sciences Po, SSE and LSE. Participants will have the chance to fully grasp the power of sport in fostering and improving social development, inclusion and advancement both at the individual and community level, while understanding the typical dynamics of sports business and management. Find out more
Semi-final and final of the 2022 futurEU competition on 8 April
Join the final on 8 April at 5pm CET and watch the two finalist teams present their visionary EU policies to give power to the future.
If you want to watch the eight semi-finalists defend their proposals, including students from LSE, tune in for the semi-final on 8 April at 9am CET.
More about futurEU
Are you wondering how young Europeans envision the future of the EU? Do you think that students should be involved in the debate on the future of the EU? Do you want to know where young people see urgency for EU policy change?
Join the futurEU final online to watch students and PhD researchers from CIVICA partner universities present their visionary proposals for the EU and support your participating peers from LSE.
After a successful first edition of the futurEU competition, the second edition again prompted students and PhD researchers across CIVICA to participate in a thought experiment about the future of the European Union.
Experts of the Jacques Delors Centre Berlin have invited the best eight teams to defend their ideas during the finals of the futurEU competition.
The final will also feature a keynote address from Damian Boeselager, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and co-founder of VOLT Europe.
Any further questions? Find out more information on the event and the futurEU initiative.
Paid Google Summer Policy Institute internship for master's students who are the first in their family to attend university
Is this you? Read more about the internship, eligibility and application process. The internship will take place from 6 June 2022 for 7-9 weeks depending on location. Make sure you apply by Friday 25 March 2022.
CIVICA multicampus course course 2021 concludes
Interested in taking part in future? Find out what the 2021 cohort thought about their time on the CIVICA multicampus course.
futurEU is back - enter the competition by 20 December 2021
Founded in 2019 by graduate students of the Hertie School, futurEU is a student-led initiative seeking to involve young voices in the debates on the EU of tomorrow.
All students and PhD researchers from CIVICA campuses are invited to engage in a thought experiment about the EU of the future.
Find out more about futurEU and sign up by Monday 20 December 2021.
LSE x futurEU Get2KnowUS event on 2 December
LSE students and PhDs: curious and want to learn more about the futurEU competition? Join the LSE x futurEUGet2KnowUs Event at 6pm GMT on Thursday 2 December 2021.
For further information check out the website and register for the event.
The CIVICA Engage Track
Interested in developing your civic engagement skills? 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. Applications close at midday on Monday 29 November 2021.
What is the CIVICA Engage Track?
A European multi-campus, interdisciplinary bachelor experience with a focus on civic engagement.
By combining academic study and social commitment, students explore and respond to value-laden topics like responsibility and sustainability and aim to provide real-world solutions to specific problems.
Students who complete the track are awarded a CIVICA Engage bachelor’s degree track certificate.
The application form will ask you to express an interest in which components of the Engage Track you'd like to take part in, either the European Week in June 2022 or the exchange stream at one of our partners in 2022/23 (Bocconi, Sciences Po and SSE).
How can I apply and what happens next?
Find out more details about the components of the CIVICA Engage Track, courses, and use the LSE application form to apply for your place. Please note that if you intend to take part in European Week you must be available mid-end June 2022 - dates TBC.
Make sure you apply by midday on Monday 29 November. We will let you know by email if you have been selected at the beginning of LSE's Lent term. If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about European Week 2022
The CIVICA European Week is both a standalone learning event and a central element of the Engage Track. It is hosted by Bocconi University and will take place in June 2022 after the exam period.
A student's perspective on the European Week and the Engage Track
Ronit Anand, bachelor's student at LSE, discusses the best bits and benefits of attending CIVICA’s European Week in June 2021.
Join the European Student Assembly and become part of Europe’s largest student community of universities!
The Assembly’s first session, to be held in Strasbourg in March 2022, will bring together 200-300 student representatives from all 41 European University alliances, including CIVICA. Together, you will discuss current challenges for the EU and make recommendations to European policymakers within Conference on the Future of Europe. Read more about the initiative and send your application by Sunday 14 November 2021.
Call for Campus Leaders - join the futurEU team!
The futurEU Competition is back for a second edition, and the futurEU Team needs YOU to become a Campus Leader. All current LSE students are eligible so make sure you apply by Friday 22 October 2021.
As an interested individual in European affairs, you will benefit from networking opportunities with stakeholders across Europe, and from soft skills in social media outreach, communications tools and project management.
Become a CIVICA Ambassador
LSE master's students: apply by 10 October 2021 to become a CIVICA Ambassador this academic year. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and work with diverse peers across Europe! Find out more about the role and apply.
Europeanship multicampus course
Thank you to all those who applied early for this innovative pilot initiative for master's students.
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!
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. Read an LSE student's perspective.
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