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CIVIS, a European Civic University brings together eight leading research universities from eight countries across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italia), Stockholm University (Sweden) and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany).

Our mission is to create an inter-university space to facilitate the collaboration between our academics and researchers on 5 key research and education areas to develop joint study programmes at Bachelor and Masters and Phd levels at the CIVIS member universities.

  • Health
  • Cities, territories and mobilities
  • Digital and Technological transformation
  • Climate, environment and energy
  • Society, culture, heritage

To this extent, we are launching our second CIVIS call for short term mobility programmes to our academics and researchers.

The programmes should be designed, submitted and implemented by the eight CIVIS member Universities, in collaboration among three or more among them.

Description of the CIVIS Call - Intensive Programs: CIVIS Student Week/ Days can be found below:

The purpose of the CIVIS Intensive Programs: CIVIS Student Week/Student Days (IP:CSW/CSD) is to enhance collaboration among the partner Universities of the CIVIS alliance, bringing together their scholars and students. Accordingly, the principal aims of the International week/International days are:

  • to increase student mobility,
  • increase the recognition of our partner institutions among our students and academic staff,
  • offer a concentrated educational experience over a short period of time,
  • promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas and discussions on specific topics, instigate new thoughts and animate debates,
  • expose visiting students to the academic and cultural experience of the host university,
  • cultivate an international mentality among students,
  • create bonds among partner institutions, academics and students, offer networking opportunities,
  • support structuring learning / research collaboration or strategies,
  • become the largest annual extracurricular educational event on campus for the CIVIS partners.
  • as a signature event, promote the CIVIS brand among the academic community of the alliance.

  • IP:CSW/CSD may be organized independently by any Faculty/School/Department of the CIVIS alliance Universities, at a Faculty/School/Department level or in collaboration of several among these.
  • In collaboration with the respective Faculties/Schools/Departments of at least two (2) other CIVIS alliance Universities (taking into account geographical balance) or more. 
  • May include activities in blended format (physical & digital)
  • May be organized on a rotation basis, at a different campus of the other partner Universities each year.

Depending on the total duration and of the event, it may be formulated as:

  • Intensive Programs: CIVIS STUDENT WEEK: if extending to five (5) days
  • Intensive Programs: CIVIS STUDENT DAYS: if extending from two (2) to four (4) days
  • Blended programs if including physical and virtual mobility. The virtual mobility part has no duration limit.

Each IP:CSW/CSD can be proposed for 1 or more editions.

The IP:CSW/CSD programme should:

  • Be related to one of the 5 themes of the Alliance:
    • Cities, Territories, Mobilities
    • Climate, Environment, Energy
    • Digital & Technological transformations
    • Health
    • Society, Culture, Heritage
  • Each year the IP:CSW/CSD may have a specific (sub)theme that all of IP:CSW/CSD speakers, talks and events will focus on. Themes may vary from year to year.

Include, to the extent of possible, themes cultivating bridges between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa

The IP:CSW/CSD programme may include the key feature event, plus a combination of any of the following:

    • Lessons or lectures by both local and visiting professors from the partner universities on the theme of the IP:CSW/CSD (key feature event).
    • A key-note speech.
    • Student papers presentations – individually or in teams (these would suppose prior preparation at the home University, under the guidance of a Professor participating in the IP:CSW/CSD, corresponding to specific guidelines to be setup by the co-organizers, such as a set number of pages/words, proposed topics, etc).
    • Workshops involving academics & students.
    • Round-table discussions.
    • Visit to a local institution related to the field of studies.
  • The programme may take place in a blended format (digital & physical)
  • The programme is encouraged to focus on an interdisciplinary approach, by inviting also academics and students from different scientific fields to participate. 
  • The programme is encouraged to include also guest speakers from government departments, non-governmental organizations, local, regional or national political representatives, decision or policy makers, the business world and civil society to present their views on relevant issues.
  • The programme is encouraged to allow for time for questions and discussion among participants and students.
  • If possible, the IP:CSW/CSD events/lectures could be broadcasted-streamlined, to be followed also online.

Participating Universities should set up an Organizing Committee of Professors involved in the IP:CSW/CSD.

Each host Faculties/Schools/Department of an IP:CSW/CSD should:

  • Set up a registration procedure.
  • Set up an organizer team (including academic and administrative personnel) and nominate a team leader
  • Set important dates: event day(s), application opening and deadlines.
  • Involve local students as volunteers/hosts, including those who had been on Erasmus to the CIVIS partner universities (CIVIS ambassadors).
  • Propose affordable accommodation options-practical information for participants.
  • Deliver a Certificate of Attendance for local and visiting students.
  • Eventually, attract sponsors.
  • Create a communication plan for the event, for its promotion among students & for the information of the  CIVIS community following the event.
  • Inform on the outcome and provide statistics (numbers of attendance) to the CIVIS WP6-Mobility leader.


  • Academics of the CIVIS alliance are encouraged to contact their peers in the CIVIS respective Faculties/Schools/Department, either directly or through the CIVIS Academic Coordinator of each University and explore the possibility or co-organizing an IP:CSW/CSD according to the above criteria.
  • A specific thematic for the IP:CSW/CSD could be directly proposed.
  • Target dates: any time between January 2021 and August 2022, on specific dates to be decided among the partner Universities of the specific IP:CSW/CSD.

Each participating University/Faculty/School/Department is free to follow its own internal confirmation procedures and rules for its participation in the IP:CSW/CSD.

  • Proposals for the organization of IP:CSW/CSD should be submitted by November 30th, 2020.
  • Submission should be done:
    • By the leading Faculty/School member of the CIVIS University hosting first the IP:CSW/CSD
    •  By filling in the IP:CSW/CSD submission form, co-signed by his/her peers in the other partner Universities.
    • Submission: by e-mail to the CIVIS Steering Committee -