CIVICA Horizon 2020

CIVICA’s research strengthened through Horizon 2020

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    The CIVICA Ambassadors

    Meet the CIVICA Ambassadors

    The CIVICA Ambassadors promote interaction and exchange within the alliance's communities and act as first points of contact to CIVICA for their peers. 


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    Being European: The need for higher education leadership - Joint statement on social sciences in a time of crisis, from the Presidents of the partner institutions of CIVICA

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    Recent news

    Alexandra Ioan, photo by Christian Klant

    Learning through practice and practice through learning: An interview on social science research with Alexandra Ioan

    Alexandra Ioan is an alumna of two universities in the CIVICA alliance, and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Hertie School. Her current project, which takes place in the context of CIVICA, examines German social enterprises.


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    Hertie School

    Regulating hate speech and disinformation on social media platforms

    In an online CIVICA workshop organised by the Hertie School, participants discussed solutions for internet regulation as part of the EU’s planned Digital Services Act. 


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    LSE campus, photo by Nigel Stead

    LSE becomes the eighth full member of CIVICA

    On 16 June 2020, the European Commission updated the status of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from “associated partner” to “full member” of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences, following a request submitted by the alliance.


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    EUI funds 17 research projects on COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the European University Institute launched a competitive selection to promote and fund new research across the humanities and social sciences. The selected projects draw on EUI expertise to address some of the most urgent societal challenges connected to the COVID-19 crisis, such as democracy, human rights, the social contract, e-learning, gender inequality, migration, and public trust.


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    Hertie School

    Hertie School holds online PhD workshops open to the CIVICA network

    During times of digital learning, the Hertie School organised a series of online trainings to allow PhD researchers to advance their professional and methods skills. 213 PhD researchers from across the CIVICA alliance applied to participate in the online PhD workshops.


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    LSE COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

    23 new LSE research projects awarded funding to help shape the post-COVID-19 world

    The LSE COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is supporting new research to address the challenges we face, both in terms of limiting the social and economic effects of the pandemic and helping to shape a better post-COVID-19 world. 


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