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Message from the CIVIS Student Council :

CIVIS is a European community of 10 universities. As such, students play a vital and central role in CIVIS. That is why we decided to build a Student Council. With students from all universities, it is a council where student voices and exchange of ideas are key. Including people with all backgrounds and from different European countries, those exchanges are rich and always with the best interests of students in mind: we listen, we exchange and we propose ideas that, we believe, will make students’ lives better. Holding monthly meetings, we are eager to hear your ideas about where CIVIS should go. We aim to be involved in all areas of CIVIS, especially those with direct relevance for students: Student mobility, CIVIS course offer, new teaching methods and much more.

Get in touch and embark on the CIVIS journey with us to shape tomorrow's university in Europe:!

Meet the students committed to changing the Higher Education landscape with CIVIS!

Elis Wibacke, Stockholm University 🇸🇪


My name is Elis Wibacke and I am the Vice President of the Stockholm University Student Union. I enjoy studying different fields and have degrees in both History and Archaeology. I am involved in CIVIS because of my interest in student governance and international exchange, both of which I think should be cornerstones of the university alliance.

Nektaria-Kalliopi Tsori, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 🇬🇷

Hello, Bonjour, Γεια σας,

My name is Nelly Tsori and I am currently in the 5th semester of my undergraduate studies in the Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Believing that during their studies one should be encouraged not to focus solely on their specific scientific object, but also to broaden their horizons and to seize their place in a multicultural society, from the very beginning I considered CIVIS to be a great opportunity for students all across Europe to achieve these goals. Therefore, I am more than happy to be a part of this program and contribute to its further development in any possible way.

Thanos Papanikolaou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 🇬🇷


My name is Thanos Papanikolaou and I am a PhD student of Latin language and literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I am the Vice President of the postgraduate and PhD student’s union in the Department of Philology. By being involved in Civis project, I aim to express the direct needs and concerns of students as well as to promote the inclusiveness and the wielder student participation.

Julia Chiloeches, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 🇪🇸

Hello, hola,

My name is Julia Chiloeches and I am a 5th-year undergrad student in Law and Political Science in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After a year abroad as an Erasmus Student and my previous experience as Student Representative in the Board of the Law Faculty, I believe bringing different cultures together in a big project such as CIVIS is vital in such a diverse and international world.

Inés Espada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 🇪🇸


My name is Inés Espada, I am 25 years old and I am a 4th-year student of the Double Degree in Law and Political Science at the Autonomous University of Madrid. After spending a summer doing my double degree internship in Malta and currently being the spokesperson for all the students of the law school, I am certain that the CIVIS project is a link between all the European students that are part of CIVIS. I believe that it is the right place to continue developing our professional and personal skills and to continue growing in this globalized world in which we already live and we must all contribute.

Jeanine Rühle, University of Tübingen 🇩🇪

Hello everyone,

My name is Jeanine Rühle and I am a master student attending the educational science program of the University of Tübingen. I joined CIVIS with the intention to advance the intercultural dialogue. To promote high-quality, international research and education, the equitable inclusion of all participants is central. I am very excited about exchanging opinions and experiences. Best regards!

Jonas Hennrich, University of Tuebingen 🇩🇪


My name is Jonas Hennrich, I am 26 years old and currently, I am doing the master program M. Sc. Economics at the University of Tuebingen. I decided to join CIVIS because I want to help to simplify the university exchange on a European level. The possibility to remove barriers for students between universities from different countries is a big chance and I am very looking forward to being part of this project. I think the Student Council is a great opportunity to build a link between fellow students and the idea of CIVIS.

Tim Penninger, University of Tübingen 🇩🇪

Hello, Bonjour and Hallo,

My name is Tim Penninger and I am a 5th Semester undergrad student in Historical and Political Sciences from the University of Tübingen. I have committed myself to greater student participation in CIVIS from the very beginning and enjoy being involved in this thriving project. We should aim for a vivid exchange between our universities’ communities – please feel free to get in touch!

Lucas Portugaels, Université libre de Bruxelles 🇧🇪

Bonjour à toutes et à tous !

My name is Lucas and I am a 23 years old student in Economics at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Solvay faculty). I have been a member of the student council for the last 3 years and I was immediately thrilled when I was offered to work on CIVIS. It was a good oppor-tunity to take up new challenges and use my experience to build the foundations of a great and international project ! I am happy to have the chance to strengthen our ties with students from other countries and defend our rights together while creating new structures to allow students to flourish.

Veronica Dungă, University of Bucharest 🇷🇴

My name is Veronica Dungă, I am 21 years old and currently, I am studying educational sciences at the University of Bucharest, Romania, Master program: „Learning, innovation and coaching in education”

I have decided to join CIVIS to promote a flexible mindset orientated to intercultural dialogue, a mindset prepared for a constant and continuous process of learning. I believe that CIVIS is the right place to broaden our horizons, develop our professional and personal skills and learn about how we can adapt to a continuously changing world. Let's build our future!

Let's shape the University of the future!

You too have ideas on how tomorrow's university should be? Do you want to get involved and take part in a unique European project which will transform the Higher Education landscape in Europe? Then, get in touch with us at!