CIVICA Bachelor Engage Track
The CIVICA Engage Track is developed within the framework of the CIVICA alliance. Selected by the European Commission as one of the European Universities under Erasmus+, CIVICA brings together 10 leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences.
The Engage Track is a multi-campus interdisciplinary bachelor experience with a focus on civic engagement, fostered through CIVICA Engage courses, hands-on interaction with community-based organizations, and by sharing experience and reflections with peers from all over Europe.
By combining academic study and social commitment, selected students can explore and respond to societal challenges and value-laden topics such as responsibility and sustainability.
Bocconi, LSE, Sciences Po, SSE, CEU, IE University, SGH and SNSPA are the universities offering the CIVICA Engage Track.
Academic Director of the CIVICA Engage Track at Bocconi: Professor Italo Colantone.
CIVICA Engage Track Requirements for Bocconi Students
Attend an Engage Course at Bocconi
What? Engage Courses foster students engagement with external partners and feature a project component addressing European Challenges and/or relevant themes for the local community.
When? During 3rd year of classes for all Bachelor programs except for BIEM, WBB, BIG and BESS students.
This requirement is lifted for BIEM, WBB, BIG and BESS students provided the following courses are passed in the previous Academic Year:
- 30056 - EUROPEAN ECONOMIC POLICY for BIEM and WBB students
- 30564 - ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION for BIG students
- 30458 - STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND MARKETS for BESS students
How? By selecting one of the Engage Courses (mandatory or electives) in the 3rd year study plan. The list is available here.
Partecipate to one European Week OR Attend an Engage Course @ a CIVICA Partner School
- EUROPEAN WEEK
What? One-week immersion programme focusing on civic engagement, organized once per academic year at one participating university. The program includes academic content as well as active engagement with local organizations through field projects and cultural/social activities.
When? Ideally in the summer between 2nd and 3rd year or classes*.
*The 2023 edition will take place on 26-30 June and will be hosted (in presence) at Sciences Po (Paris Campus).
For additional info on the 2023 European Week, eligibility, application and selection process see here.
- ENGAGE COURSE @ A CIVICA PARTNER SCHOOL
What? Engage courses foster students engagement with external partners and feature a project component addressing European Challenges and/or relevant themes for the local community.
When? Bocconi students selected for an exchange semester at a CIVICA Institution may attend an Engage course offered by the host school during their semester abroad.
How? Engage course availability and participation requirements are currently under definition by the partners; Bocconi students selected for the Exchange Program in the abovementioned destinations will receive additional information via email on engage course availability and application process as soon as all the details are defined by the host university.
Showcase assignment challenges students to reflect analytically on their
experiences on the CIVICA Engage Track and to present a critical evaluation of
the stakes and solutions for a European challenge.
When? During 3rd year of classes, after completing previous requirements.
How? Under the guidance of a dedicated tutor (in distance). Additional info and practical arrangements are available here