CIVIS – European Civic University Alliance

CIVIS – A European Civic University united against COVID-19

The Alliance is united in facing the COVID-19 medical emergency and it is organising several initiatives and solidarity actions to support hospitals, students and academic staff at such a difficult time.

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CIVIS – About Us

“Civis – A European Civic University” is the European University Network including:

Sapienza Università di Roma
Free University of Brussels
University of Tübingen
Autonomous University of Madrid
Aix-Marseille Université,
National Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of Bucharest
University of Stockholms

Civis is one of the 17 projects approved by the European Commission - 11 of which have an Italian university as a partner – out of 48 candidatures that have been selected for the “European Universities programme”. One of the most important activities is student mobility and the introduction of a student card, identical for all the universities involved in the project. The new European university brings together 400,000 students and 55,000 academics and technical-administrative staff. 


Past Events


A year of CIVIS activity in a video (October 1, 2020)

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.

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Meeting of CIVIS Board of the Rectors and conclusion of the Sapienza University Presidency - 13.03.2020

On March 13, 2020, the CIVIS Board of the Rectors met at Sapienza University. The event, organised remotely due to coronavirus emergency, was the final meeting in our semester of presidency.

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Read the article about Rector Eugenio Gaudio's mandate as 1st President of the CIVIS alliance

Mayors Day: inauguration of CIVIS Office in Brussels – December 6, 2019

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.

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Meeting of CIVIS Rectors – November 19, 2019

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.

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CIVIS takes part in the European Universities Initiative. Building the Universities of the Future – November 7, 2019

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 ActivitiesSapienza to Head the New European CIVIS University


One European University, eight campuses, endless opportunities. 

Welcome to CIVIS.


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