CIVIS, Europe's Civic University Alliance
CIVIS – About Us
CIVIS, the European Civic University Alliance comprises:
Sapienza Università di Roma
Free University of Brussels
University of Tübingen
Autonomous University of Madrid
National Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of Bucharest
University of Stockholm
Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
University of Glasgow (associated partner)
UNIL | Université de Lausanne
Civis is a project financied by the European Commission within the European Universities programme. The new European university brings together 400,000 students and 55,000 academics and technical-administrative staff.
1 alliance, 11, universities, countless possibilities!
What we offer
Erasmus+ mobility simplified and integrated
All CIVIS project resources and outcome documents are freely available online for sharing with other universities or individuals interested in using this experience for their own initiatives.
EU - UK agreement: the University of Glasgow can take part in Horizon Europe projects under CIVIS
SMARTT project presents first results on the new European Degree label criteria
Sapienza hosts the CIVIS H2O Pollution Blended Intensive Programme
CIVIS Days 2023, sustainably connected universities
CIVIS Blended Intensive Programmes - Call for lecturers
Climate and energy - An interdisciplinary perspective. The first CIVIS MOOC is now online
The University of Lausanne with CIVIS
Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs): free, open, interdisciplinary, online and face-to-face courses at Civis universities
CIVIS looks to the future. The Alliance selected for another 4 years of EU funding
Theatre Festival "Teatro delle migrazioni"
PENSA, the CIVIS project for teachers
Cross-border research&innovation in the European Universities Initiative
CIVIS Alliance and six leading African universities together for cross-Mediterranean collaboration
Course for PhD students in Communication Sciences
Urban regeneration through informality - CIVIS short course at Sapienza
Crisis and sustainability post-COVID-19 - CIVIS short course at Sapienza
Libraries for CIVIS - Erasmus Staff Week for Libraries and Learning centers
Innovative Medical Education in the Digital Era
Policies and actions in Gender Equality comparing universities’ experiences
Supporting students and scholars at risk
"Support for Networking Activities through organizing Workshops" call
CIVIS, a European Civic University, launches the call "Support for Networking Activities through organizing Workshops" to foster networking within the CIVIS research community and promote new collaborative projects among the academics of the alliance.
The call will fund workshops/seminars organised to develop activities related to future participation in Horizon Europe calls. More specifically, projects related to one of the six Horizon Europe Clusters, one of the Horizon Europe Partnerships or one of the EIC calls will be selected. These projects should involve three or more CIVIS partner universities and should refer to calls already published or to be published by 2024.
The call will fund travel and living expenses during workshops or seminars (to be held by August 1, 2022), thus encouraging face-to-face meetings between researchers.
Deadline: January 28, 2022. Total budget: is € 30,000.00. Maximum contribution per funded project: € 3,000.00.
Click Support for Networking Activities through organising Workshops for more details and full call.
An online "Info Session" will be held on December 9, 2021, from 12 noon to 1 pm:
Experience the European Alliance with Global CIVIS Days 2021
Second call for proposals for CIVIS Hub 2 activities: Society, Culture and Heritage
Second call for proposals for CIVIS Hub 4 activities: Cities, Territories, and Mobility
Proposals developed jointly by at least three CIVIS universities may be submitted. The deadline is November 15, 2021.
Call for Projects with CIVIS’ African partner universities (deadline November 15)
CIVIS, a European Civic University, launches the Call for Projects "Seed Funding for joint projects with CIVIS's African partner universities"
"How I see my campus" photo contest (deadline October 18)
CIVIS launches the "How I see my campus" photo contest.
Learn new languages with CIVIS
Language cafés, tandem and courses completely free of charge with CIVIS
CIVIS Open Lab (deadline September 15)
CIVIS is launching a call to fund projects in the following areas of intervention: sustainable mobility, inclusion, agri-food, culture and heritage enhancement.
To take part in the call, which closes on September 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm, you must fill in the online form.
Hub 2 and Hub 4: call for activities” on Society, Culture, Heritage, Cities, Territories, and Mobility
CIVIS, a European Civic University, launches the "Call for activities" of Hubs 2 Society, Culture, Heritage and 4 Cities, Territories, and Mobility
Interdisciplinary and challenge-based short-term courses
The EU-funded COFUND-CIVIS 3i project
32 grants for post-doctoral researchers for International, Interdisciplinary, Intersectoral research
The University of Glasgow with CIVIS
As of February 1, 2021, the University of Glasgow is an associate member of CIVIS.
Webinar on innovative pedagogies
CIVIS organises a series of webinars on new methodologies and strategies to improve learning by also using digital technologies. Sapienza is coordinating two appointments, scheduled for March 9 and May 19 2021
Short-term mobility courses
Short-term mobility courses with CIVIS, a European Civic University. Follow the updates
Sapienza Open Lab
On Tuesday, December 15, at 11.00 am, the Saperi&Co Research and Service Centre will present the Open Labs promoted within the CIVIS Alliance and dedicated to the themes of Sustainability and Life Science. Go to the news
The Student Hackathon of Global Civis Days on sustainability rewards our students' ideas
Sapienza students won at the Student Hackathon of Global CIVIS Days, a webinar event dedicated to sustainable university with innovative projects and solutions on climate, environment and energy.
Global CIVIS Days on University and Sustainability
CIVIS organises two days of virtual debates, involving all the 8 campuses in the Alliance, to discuss sustainable future and university green policies.
Tasting the past. Food history and recipes from the 15th to the 21st century. CIVIS Seminar
The University of Tübingen organises a CIVIS blended learning short course on food history open to Bachelor and Master students. Online classes will start in November. Enrollment ends October 30.
Postdoc funding opportunities with CIVIS
The University of Tübingen will be holding a webinar on post-doctoral funding opportunities on Tuesday, October 20, at 10 am. The online seminar is for all doctoral and PhD students interested in receiving information on funding opportunities offered by various institutions in Germany.
Ongoing processes for the decarbonisation by 2050. A European approach
On Monday, October 19, 2020, at 9.30 am. Sapienza will be holding a webinar organised within the Civis alliance. Rector Eugenio Gaudio, Livio de Santoli, Fausto Manes of Sapienza (Civis); Christos N. Markides, Imperial College London; Joachim Maes, European Commission; Alasdair Skelton, Stockholm University (Civis), Patrick Hendrick, Universi-té Libre de Bruxelles (Civis) will attend the event.
A year of CIVIS activity in a video
October 1, 2020, marks the end of the first year of activity of the CIVIS Alliance, the European University promoted by Sapienza together with other 7 universities. A video shows the goals achieved and growth prospects of this integrated space that brings together almost 400,000 students and 55,000 teachers and technical-administrative staff, offering opportunities for exchange, mobility and collaboration.
Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development. A CIVIS webinar on the Middle East and North Africa region
Thursday, October 1 the webinar "The contribution of Cultural Heritage to sustainable development in the MENA area" was held by Sapienza as part of the CIVIS alliance. Cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, and creativity are resources that must be protected and managed carefully. The seminar discussed strategies for the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage in the MENA area during a political crisis that risks being aggravated by the current COVID-19 emergency.
Meeting of CIVIS Board of the Rectors and conclusion of the Sapienza University Presidency
On March 13, 2020, the CIVIS Board of the Rectors met at Sapienza University. The event, organised remotely due to the coronavirus emergency, was the final meeting in our semester of presidency.
Mayors Day: inauguration of CIVIS Office in Brussels
On Friday, December 6, on Mayors Day, the Civis Office was opened on the Usquare Interuniversity Campus. The initiative, which was hosted by the European Committee of the Regions, was attended by all the Rectors and Presidents of the Alliance along with the local and regional authorities to debate the issue of university integration on the pan-European level.
Meeting of CIVIS Rectors
On Tuesday, November 19, Palazzo Baleani hosted the first meeting of all the Rectors of CIVIS - CIVIS - a European Civic University to sign the first agreements on international mobility. The university alliance formed by 8 universities was launched in July. During the meeting, the 8 participating universities signed international mobility agreements.
CIVIS takes part in the European Universities Initiative. Building the Universities of the Future
On November 7, 2019, CIVIS participated in the initiative promoted by the European Commission: "European Universities Initiative. Building the Universities of the Future. Event
Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio elected President of CIVIS - October 1, 2019 marks the beginning of the first year of activities
October 1, 2019, marks the beginning of the first year of activities for the project. Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio has been elected President of Civis - A European Civic University and will direct the Alliance for one semester. Official Launch of Civis Activities, Sapienza to Head the New European CIVIS University
European Civis University: EU Commission Approves Funding
One European University, eight campuses, endless opportunities.
Welcome to CIVIS.