PolyCIVIS: Confronting the Polycrisis in Europe and Africa through Research, Policy and Education
PolyCIVIS is a 3-year Euro- African collaboration that brings to the forefront the global polycrisis, allowing a better understanding of the impacts of several concurrent major societal crises challenging the world in the form of a polycrisis.
In the wake of the global polycrisis, urgent challenges has emerged, prompting PolyCIVIS to take proactive measures. Our initiative is dedicated to addressing these pressing global issues and their interconnected consequences. At the forefront are escalating economic and social disparities, environmental degradation, and the overarching climate crisis.
A Jean Monnet Network of 21 Universities
Initiated in late 2023, PolyCIVIS allows discourse, collaboration and action arising out of the collaboration between universities in Europe and Africa. A Jean Monnet Network, (Policy Debate: Foreign policy issues: EU-AFRICA), PolyCIVIS mobilises a consortium of 21 universities: all 11 CIVIS Alliance universities, all 6 CIVIS African strategic partners, and an additional 4 African universities.
PolyCIVIS is a new CIVIS Alliance innovative project that brings together a great pool of international experts, reinforcing interdisciplinary collaborations between academics and scientists to work together towards the development of shared research, policy and education responses to polycrisis.
PolyCIVIS will explore polycrisis across:
The different concurrent crises: looking at the intersection of current risks in a holistic approach in all the different crises
- Time: combining the latest science with overlooked lessons of the past
- Scientific disciplines and clusters: taking a multidisciplinary approach to responding to complexity of the polycrisis
- Territories and languages: understanding the different crises in terms of local, national, regional, continental specificities as well in terms of the language barriers