Local CIVIS Days are back at AMU!

Visuel Local CIVIS Days

After the first success of the 2021 edition of the global CIVIS Days in November in Brussels, Aix-Marseille University organized on February 3 its 'Local CIVIS Days' to continue the discussion around the university/city relationship.

The Local CIVIS Days webinar

Aix Marseille University organized on February 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. for its webinar "European universities as vectors of societal innovation on the territory".
Relive this moment by clicking on the video!

Local CIVIS Days vidéo




Open to the university community as well as to citizens and external partners, the AMU Local CIVIS Days webinar is the counterpart of the Global CIVIS Days, the flagship event of CIVIS, the European civic university that AMU coordinates.

For two hours, participants were invited to exchange and share on the progressive construction of European universities and on their capacity to position themselves as vectors of societal innovation in their territory.

Back to the program of the event

Introduction to the CIVIS Alliance and its major challenges

The actors of Aix-Marseille University presented the opportunities offered by civic engagement through service learning and the answers it can bring to the 5 major challenges of the alliance.
This first part was also an opportunity to present how CIVIS is developing an innovative training offer based on its academic cooperation spaces called "CIVIS Hubs".

Focus on the CIVIS Open Lab of Aix-Marseille University

More than fifty participants set out to discover the last 4 projects selected in the framework of theAMU Open Lab CIVIS launched last September:

  • Accompanying schooling, School, family, neighborhood, let's all get involved: a project to better understand the realities of schoolchildren's families and improve parent-school relations
  • Our futures, our cultures : a project to revitalize the action of cultural policies
  • Lab'Citoyenneté Villa Air Bel : a project to encourage the inhabitants of a neighborhood to participate in the sustainable and positive transformation of their living space.
  • Walking for the LAMAs! a project for the co-construction of a new form of scientific mediation targeting school children.

Meetings with two other European universities

The CIVIS alliance evolves in a dynamic carried by 40 other European university alliances. Two of them have been invited to share their experience during this webinar!
The representatives of the University of Poitiers and the University of Strasbourg, respectively members of the EC2U and EPICUR alliances, presented their ambitions, initiatives and experiences on the subject.


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