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CIVICA Engage Track

The CIVICA Engage Track is a European multi-campus, interdisciplinary bachelor experience with a focus on civic engagement. It leads to a certificate and can be taken as an elective in Semester 4-6 for students in the BSc Program in Business & Economics.

Unique Opportunities
The CIVICA Engage Track is for students with a strong civic engagement. It offers an unparalleled way for students to highlight their commitment to civic issues and do good together with a diverse set of ambitious students from all over Europe. 

By combining academic study and social commitment, the selected students can explore and respond to value-laden topics like responsibility and sustainability. They do this through specific CIVICA Engage courses, hands-on interaction with community-based organisations, and by sharing experiences and reflections with CIVICA Engage students and other audiences.

Access to Top European Institutions
The CIVICA Engage Track is developed within the framework of the CIVICA alliance. It provides access to some of the best teaching institutions in Europe. It is offered by:

  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Sciences Po, France
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

CIVICA Engage Track Certificate 
The CIVICA Engage Track leads to a certificate upon completion of:

  • One Engage Course at the home university.
  • Either completion of an Engage course at a CIVICA university or participation in one European Week.
  • The reflective assignment, which will be graded with a pass/fail.

Application Requirements
All information about application requirements and how you apply can be found here.

CIVICA Engage Track Components

The CIVICA Engage Track is made up of three key components:

European Weeks

The European Week is a one-week program that takes place once per academic year at one of the participating universities. This multifaceted program includes not only academic content but also active engagement with local organizations and issues and of course interaction and collaboration with other CIVICA Engage students.

The European Week leads to an attendance certificate.

In 2021, SSE hosted the European Week in the second week of June through a hybrid format.

Engage Courses

  • One course at home university (compulsory)
  • One course at partner university (optional)
  • Course credits determined by home university

The Engage courses are electives offered at each partner university (Bocconi, LSE, Sciences Po and SSE). They allow for a distinct experience at each institution. It is compulsory for participants to complete an Engage course at their home university, but it is optional to complete an additional Engage course at a partner university. Each partner university will offer at least one Engage course per semester.

List of Engage courses

Reflective Component

The CIVICA Engage Showcase Assignment completes the CIVICA Engage Track for each participating student.

The assignment
Challenges students to undertake an analytical reflection of their learning experiences on the CIVICA Engage Track, through articulating their own experiences, learning points, strengths, and areas for development.

Showcases the experiences and learning of the student, on the CIVICA Engage Track, to external audiences and stakeholders through their selected media. This should include explicit reference to a European theme or challenge.

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