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CIVICA Research : 1st Conference on European Polarisation

The CIVICA European Polarisation Observatory (EPO) is hosting the 1st Conference on European Polarisation.

Event, Research Seminar

The EPO is an interdisciplinary computational social sciences initiative founded to tackle the methodological and conceptual challenges  urrounding research on the impact of polarisation in European settings. The 1st Conference on European Polarisation presents a selection of works analysing polarisation at the intersection of cultural and political transformation, with a focus on computational advances and methods. The aim of this collection of works is that of broadening the understanding of polarisation in multi-party, multi-issue, and multi-national settings such as those of Europe, but also relevant elsewhere.


9:40-10:00 Welcoming address

10:00-10:30 Keynote: Polarisation and the challenges to democracy (Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Associate Dean, School of Public Policy, London School of Economics)

10:30-12:30 Polarisation and culture session

13:15-13:45 European Polarisation Observatory: understanding multidimensional polarisation in France online social networks

13:45-16:05 Data driven approaches for polarisation session

16:05-17:25 Polarisation and democracy session

17:25-17:45 10min closing remarks


Inscription is mandatory to receive the link of the zoom webinar hosting the conference.


The CIVICA European Polarisation Observatory (EPO) is an initiative founded by Sciences Po, the London School of Economics, Bocconi University and the Central European University.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant  agreement No 101017201. Please  visit this webpage for more information on the collaborative research projects funded by CIVICA Research.