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Meet SNSPA’s CIVICA Ambassadors: Joanna Grams and Alexandra Bianca Marica

CIVICA Ambassadors range from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers, and represent each university in the alliance. Their role is to promote interaction and exchange within the alliance’s communities, and be a first point of contact to CIVICA for their peers.

Guest Lecture on Sovereignty. From Westphalia to Ukraine

This guest lecture will give students an in-depth understanding of one central notion in international relations and political science disciplines: sovereignty.

SNSPA students at SciencesPo CIVICA Cultural Event

On 15-18 September 2022, ten SNSPA Romanian students participated in the CIVICA Cultural Event organised in Paris by the prestigious university SciencesPo.

Preliminary results of the project “When the Law is Silent: Hate Crime Prosecution and Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement Agencies”, presented at an international conference in Oxford, UK

The preliminary results of a collective paper will be presented by Andreea Stancea, PhD candidate, SNSPA.

Accelerating innovation. Smart Cities International Conference 2022 | Call for papers

Participation to the conference is open to academics, policy makers, early-stage researchers and students in social sciences and other related fields.

CIVICA embarks on a new and ambitious phase

This month, on the occasion of the Erasmus+ days, the university alliance celebrates its 3-year anniversary with the launch of the new phase and the official onboarding of its two new members: IE University (Spain) and SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland).

CIVICA condemns violence against the freedom of expression in Iran

CIVICA stands in solidarity with students, professors, university staff and the people of Iran, who are being attacked by governmental forces for exercising their rights to freedom of expression.

CIVICA gets greenlight from the European Commission: the university alliance continues its expansion

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences is one of the 16 European University alliances to receive continued support from the 2022-2027 Erasmus+ programme, as the European Commission announced this week.

The Rector of SNSPA strongly condemns the attack on the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The Rector of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Professor Remus Pricopie, strongly condemns the attack on the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Initiatives for Ukraine around CIVICA – SNSPA: an example of civic engagement in support of Ukrainian refugees in Romania

In line with the CIVICA statement on solidarity with Ukraine, SNSPA, as an engaged university, responded to the real needs of Ukrainian refugees in Romania.

Academic Advance Research Hub for social scientists

The project coordinator, Prof Florina Pînzaru, Dean of the Faculty of Management at SNSPA, successfully brought together professors and experts in management, governmental studies, leadership, economics, communication, public administration, and international relations.

SNSPA hosts online roundtable on “The Power of Prosecution Patterns in Addressing Antisemitism”

On March 26, SNSPA organised an online roundtable to present the preliminary results of a research project that connects scholars from CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences.

”Fake News and Democracy” – SNSPA debate highlights how to empower people when confronted with misinformation

As part of the CIVICA public lecture series “Tours d’Europe,” SNSPA hosted an online debate on the impact of fake news and disinformation on democracy. The event took place on 17 March 2022 and gathered over 200 participants: professors, researchers, and students from the CIVICA alliance and beyond, and representatives of the public sector.

CIVICA unveils vision for 2030, welcomes two new members

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences has successfully submitted an ambitious strategy for the expansion and deeper integration of the alliance to the European Commission.

Research event by the team of the project “When the Law is Silent: Hate Crime Prosecution and Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement Agencies”

This event will allow the research team to present the preliminary results of research and hear from a series of speakers from Romania, Bulgaria and Germany. The presentation will include a comparison of the legislative frameworks dedicated to fighting antisemitism in the three countries.

Fake News and Democracy. Empowering People When Confronted with Misinformation

As part of the series of CIVICA lectures “Tours d’Europe”, the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) will hold a debate on the negative impact of fake news on democracy.

CIVICA Conference: Europe and the New Global Challenges

The conference will shed light on the daunting challenges that Europe faces in an unstable global landscape, in particular challenges related to authoritarianism and international security.

CIVICA stands with the communities impacted by the Russian government’s attack on Ukraine

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences stands in solidarity with Ukraine and supports all those affected by the terrible military aggression.

Meet the winners of CIVICA’s research call 2022

The six teams selected for seed funding will tackle research ranging from counterterrorism to attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines.

SNSPA hosts workshop on the challenges and opportunities of migrant integration

The workshop, which focused on the complexities of managing asylum seekers in Romania, offers best practices for CIVICA.

Webinar: “What would a Feminist Foreign Policy look like in ESEE Region?”

The Eastern and South-Eastern European (ESEE) Fanel Network Monthly Webinar Series continues with an event dedicated to Feminist Foreign Policy, which will take place on March 2, 2022, at 2 PM EET.

Scaling up research collaboration to European dimensions through CIVICA Research

SNSPA’s Andrei Țăranu visited the Hertie School in Berlin to explore existing and new ties within CIVICA and CIVICA Research.

Enhancing the Role of the Western Balkans in the Future of Europe

The Center for European Studies in SNSPA has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the online debate entitled “Enhancing the Role of the Western Balkans in the Future of Europe”, on December 15, 2021

Bucharest Security Conference Dialogue Series 2021

SNSPA is organizing a series of online lectures/dialogues with top speakers under the umbrella of the Bucharest Security Conference.

Webinar “The Future of Europe. The Challenges of Growing Anti-Europeanism and Authoritarianism in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Views from the region”

The event is open to EU officials, women representatives of public authorities, members of the research and academic community, journalists, human rights activists.

Online International Week at SNSPA – Second Edition

The National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA) is delighted to invite you to the International Week at SNSPA – the second edition, which will take place from 6 to December 10th as an entirely virtual event.

CIVICA’s joint course Gendering Illiberalism generates classroom collaboration across the alliance

Co-taught by faculty from CEU and SNSPA, the course unpacks the buzzword “illiberalism” and prompts students to read, discuss and write about democratic backsliding.

Join the futurEU competition 2022 and have your idea about EU reform heard! – Register by 20 December 2021

The futurEU competition 2022 provides CIVICA students and PhD researchers with a platform to actively find and propose policy solutions tackling questions of EU reform.

WEBINAR: “The Energy Crisis. Eastern and South-Eastern Europe between EU’s Green policies and Russia’s supply limitations”

The event is open to women representatives of public authorities, members of the academic community, journalists, human rights activists, and other interested parties.

ESEE FANEL Network international conference 2022 | Call for papers

The team of the Eastern and South Eastern Europe (ESEE) FANEL Network organizes the international academic conference `The Other Europe? Resilience and Assertiveness in Our Region`, which will take place online on January 14th-15th 2022.

CIVICA key topics on the SNSPA international research agenda

Faculty describe SNSPA collaborative research that aligns with the focus areas of the alliance.

A Workshop concerning Excellency in interdisciplinary research in the field on Management

The members of the team implementing the project Academic Advance: developing the interdisciplinary research excellence capacity of SNSPA in the field of Management organize the workshop “Bridging diversity: interdisciplinary collaborations in management studies”.

Academic Advance Workshop for CIVICA doctoral students

The members of the team implementing the project “Academic Advance: developing the interdisciplinary research excellence capacity of SNSPA in the field of Management” organize the workshop “Making it happen: opportunities and challenges of the PhD journey”.

CIVICA celebrates two years of positive impact in European higher education

This October, CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences celebrates two years since the start of activities, following its selection among the pilot European Universities by the European Commission.

CIVICA Steering Committee member Alexandru Mihai Ghigiu discusses SNSPA’s activities and priorities in the alliance

Alexandru Mihai Ghigiu sees SNSPA’s CIVICA membership as an investment in the university’s future and its students, and envisions influencing our continent.

CIVICA opens new roads for SNSPA’s Multidisciplinary Doctoral School

Nicoleta Corbu (SNSPA) reflects on CIVICA events and opportunities within the broader internationalisation strategy of the Multidisciplinary Doctoral School at SNSPA.

Achieving personalised education through current innovations

Ahead of the 3 June CIVICA conference on “Digitalisation and the Future of Higher Education,” Adrian Curaj examines how technological changes challenge universities to adapt.

SNSPA seeks robust involvement in youth policy development

SNSPA’s Mihai Dragoș, an experienced youth advocate, speaks about the current and next steps on youth issues at European level, and how alliances like CIVICA could contribute to youth policy development.

Winners of CIVICA research call announced

Eleven projects have been selected for funding in CIVICA’s first call for collaborative research proposals, from a total of 27 applications.

Disinformation in Memory Politics: Practices and Ways of Prevention. An international online conference

Multi-disciplinary speakers will offer a range of perspectives and include historians and political scientists as well as experts in communication, disinformation prevention and discourse analysis from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, the USA, and elsewhere.

The value of international experiences for SNSPA’s CIVICA Ambassadors and exchange students

SNSPA’s membership in CIVICA creates even more opportunities for our students to interact with peers from across Europe.

Applications open for SIDI – School on Internet Governance, Digital Policies and Innovation

SIDI is designed for graduate students and professionals keen to learn more about digital innovation, the impact of the Internet and other digital technologies on our society and economy, as well as the multiple dimensions of digital policy and Internet governance.

CIVICA Conference: Digitalisation and the Future of Higher Education

In this online CIVICA dissemination conference, policymakers, theorists, practitioners and students will come together to reflect on the impact of the digital transformation on the present and future of universities.

futurEU Competition 2021: Final Rounds

Join the futurEU final to hear students and PhD researchers from CIVICA present their visionary proposals for the EU.

Over to Europe – A podcast of the CIVICA community #6. The future of higher education

Guests: Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President for International Affairs at Sciences Po, and Liviu Matei, Provost and Professor of Higher Education Policy at Central European University.

Admission requirements for Belarusian students/ Belarusian citizens

The candidates have to submit all the documents mentioned here, to the Ministry of Education at this following address

Over to Europe – A podcast of the CIVICA community. #5. Social sciences vs societal challenges

Guests: Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics, and Carsten Schneider, Professor in the Political Science Department, Central European University.

“Why is the #MeToo Movement (or its Denial) Part of International Politics?”

The Faculty of Political Science (SNSPA) and the Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Fanel Network are deeply honoured to invite you to the conference”Why is the #MeToo Movement (or its Denial) Part of International Politics?”. Keynote speaker: Professor Cynthia Enloe, Clark University (Massachusetts), USA.

Over to Europe – A podcast of the CIVICA community. #4. Europe and the world

Guest: Alexandru Mihai Ghigiu, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development and Professor of EU policies, SNSPA.

Building trust in times of mistrust: Interview with SNSPA Professor Alina Bârgăoanu

Fake news has made the headlines of real news for a while now, ironically becoming a topic in its own right. Disinformation assaults us like hailstorms or strong winds. How can we efficiently build trust in times of the fake news phenomenon? To find some answers, we interviewed Professor Alina Bârgăoanu, Dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations, SNSPA.

SNSPA Scholas Occurrentes Regional Centre organizes the “Education and Development in (post) pandemic Times” webinar

This event will bring together experts, teachers and practitioners who will address the effects of the pandemic on education.

Democracy in the time of pandemic

CIVICA invites you to the launch of the Public Lecture Series Tours d’Europe with an event on “Democracy in the Time of Pandemic,” hosted online by CIVICA member Central European University on 15 February 2021.

Five cross-cultural communication aspects to consider in a European University setting

In line with CIVICA’s core values, such as commitment to excellence and the building of proven partnerships, effective dialogue between representatives of different cultures is essential, and depends on various variables.

Over to Europe – A podcast of the CIVICA community

Over to Europe brings CIVICA’s students, researchers, faculty and staff into dialogue about the ideas and values that are central to Europe. By consolidating the collective experience and knowledge of CIVICA’s community, we work collaboratively to articulate an understanding of Europe today and a vision 

Responding, adapting and (virtually) socialising: Fall 2020 across the CIVICA alliance in photos

Fall 2020 at the eight CIVICA members meant a safe and enthusiastic start, optimised digital tools, and supportive virtual campus communities.

Towards an engaged European University: Lessons on social inclusion and open research from SNSPA

CIVICA aims to have an impact on society beyond academia. Actions require attention to the local context, clear objectives, and coordinated activities.

Online International Week at SNSPA

Amazing guest lecturers from all over the world are eager and willing to share their ideas, experiences and best practices with SNSPA students.

Smart City International Conference ‘Spotlight 2030’

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Faculty of Public Administration, organize the 8th edition of the Smart Cities International Conference, which will be held online on December 3-4, 2020.

CIVICA and European identity: Interview with MEP Victor Negrescu

European identity is a fundamental concept for the social sciences and one of the most discussed topics at policymaker level as well as citizen level. We aimed to find out what is the current view on European identity at the top of the EU. We talked to Dr. Victor Negrescu, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament, and Lecturer and former Vice-Rector at SNSPA.

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences welcomes the European Court’s ruling on “Lex CEU”

The CIVICA alliance, of which CEU is a founding member, welcomes the decision of the European Court, which reaffirms the EU’s commitment to academic freedom in Europe.

SNSPA, internationalisation and CIVICA. Interview with Diana Iancu

What does internationalisation mean in the CIVICA context? Why is internationalisation a core concept for the alliance? What are the challenges that internationalisation raises for our network of social science universities? To find answers to these questions, we interviewed Diana Iancu, Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration, SNSPA, and member of the CIVICA Management Team on behalf of SNSPA.

Unprecedented national and international solidarity to protect the academic freedom and the freedom of thought in Romania

SNSPA, together with the West University of Timișoara, with the backing of other major universities, academics and researchers from Romania and around the world – gathering an impressive number of 885 supporters – submitted to the Romanian Constitutional Court a legal point of view, a “friend of the court”, Amicus Curiae, in relation to the modified Law of education which forbids institutions to discuss gender issues.

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: SNSPA in Romania, where she completed her BA studies, and the Hertie School in Germany, where she completed an MPP and a PhD.

CIVICA’s research and innovation dimension strengthened through Horizon 2020

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences has received funding to strengthen its research dimension from the EU’s programme Horizon 2020, under the chapter “Science with and for Society.”

LSE becomes the eighth full member of CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences

By joining forces with LSE’s community, CIVICA currently connects 50,000 students and 10,000 faculty members across Europe.

Being European: The need for higher education leadership

A joint statement on social sciences in a time of crisis, from the Presidents of the partner institutions of CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences.

SNSPA is ready to fully pass the 2020 admission in the online system, if the state of emergency and / or social distancing requirements will continue even after May 15, 2020

SNSPA will organize online registrations for this year admission for undergraduate and master’s degree studies, on the official website of admission to SNSPA,

Remus Pricopie, Rector of SNSPA: “The professor is the architect of the education process, the one who helps the student to progress, even in conditions of social isolation”

Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Rector of SNSPA, Remus Pricopie, participated in an online workshop with international experts in the field of education, to discuss and identify answers to the challenges facing global education during the crisis generated by the new coronavirus.

Students from 60 cities across the world met to face the crisis caused by the new coronavirus together

More than 120 students from 60 cities around the globe gathered at the First World Youth Cyber Meeting on Coronavirus, organized by Scholas Occurrentes and blessed by Pope Francis.

SNSPA provides free access to books published by SNSPA professors

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) offers free access to books in the field of social sciences, published by university professors.

Launch of CIVICA’s work package on international partnerships

On 4-5 February 2020, the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest, Romania hosted the first meeting of CIVICA’s Work Package 8, on international partnerships.

The Digital Future Forum

Wednesday, December 12, 2019, SNSPA was host to the Digital Future Forum, event organized by the Think Tank Digital Citizens Romania, in partnership with the Ministry for Communications and Information Society.

Series of events “Security & Technology Conferences”

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, began the series of events “Security & Technology Conferences”, organized by the Department for International Relations and European Integration (SNSPA).

The European Partnership for Artificial Intelligence

Monday, November 18, 2019, SNSPA organized at its headquarters the roundtable on the European Partnership for Artificial Intelligence.

The Jean Monnet Module has reached the 2nd year of implementation

The target group for this academic year (2019/2020) was reached and there began the teaching activities for the first semester of this academic year under the Jean Monnet EU – Diversity, citizenship and solidarity under the pressure of migration. From learning to e-learning / EU-DCS.

Cybersecurity Month at SNSPA

Thursday, October 31, 2019, the Romanian Police, CERT-RO and Microsoft launched at SNSPA the Cybersecurity Month campaign.

Round table: Threats on EU values in the context of migration issue

23.07.2019, 13.00, Room 619, SNSPA – Bvd. Expoziției, no. 30 A Within the activities of the module ”Jean Monnet” EU – Diversity, Citizenship and Solidarity under Migration Pressure. From learning to e-learning / EU-DCS practical situations will be discussed, focusing on teamwork, brainstorming and opinion 

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences selected by the European Commission

CIVICA has been selected by the European Commission as one of the pilot European Universities.

Roundtable on the future European policy regarding research and the Horizon Europe program

Thursday, June 6th, 2019, SNSPA organized in Brussels the roundtable on the future European policy regarding research and the Horizon Europe program.

Seven top universities from France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Sweden form CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences

Building on already strong existing ties, seven world-leading institutions decide to further unite to create the European University of Social Sciences.

Roundtable on “The impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the future of the European Union”

Moday, December 10th, 2018, the Association E-Civis and SNSPA organized the roundtable “The impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the future of the European Union” – event taking place in preview of the European Robotics Forum 2019, organized in Bucharest.

7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7)

Higher Education Taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from Asia and Europe

Electoral Systems in Israel and Other States

The “Theodor Herzl” Centre for Israeli Studies will organize a lecture on the electoral systems in Israel and other countries.

SNSPA hosts international seminar on global engagement in higher education

Leaders from universities around the world are this week at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), in Romania, to take part in a unique five-day seminar aimed at exploring internationalization in higher education and what it means to be a globally 

LGEU6 – 6th session of Leading Globally Engaged Universities in Bucharest

The 6th session of Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU), the IAU unique leadership training programme, will be hosted by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, in Bucharest, Romania on 14-19 October 2018. More information here or contact

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