The last course of CIFE’s Summer University programme 2016 will take place in Rome: The “Mediterranean Summer University” will conclude with a regional CIFE Alumni meeting over the weekend. Other destinations of the summer programme were Croatia (Split), Poland (Warsaw), Georgia (Batumi), Bulgaria and Romania (Silistra and Slobozia), and England (Canterbury).
CIFE conference on “Migrants in Europe: human rights and international security”, 25 September to 2 October 2016 – Rome
Past events at Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) – Spring/summer 2016
“The Western Balkans in the European Union: New perspectives on integration?”
Reflexion Forum organised by CIFE, Ifri and ÖFZ in Paris, 30-31 May 2016
More than 80 researchers and policy analysts from think tanks and academia met in Paris at the Austrian Embassy and the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI). Participants from all EU member states and the six Western Balkans countries were invited.
The Reflection Forum was organised in an innovative manner allowing for an open and direct exchange around four key thematic areas related to the priorities of the process launched in Berlin 2014 and EU integration. It provided a platform fostering the exchange of perspectives in order to broaden the reflection about the regional developments among the policy community, the media and the general public.
Links have also been created to the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum and Sustainable Investment Forum, also organised in view of the intergovernmental Conference of Paris on 4 July 2016. As follow-on, in view of the next intergovernmental Conference hosted by Italy, outreach events will be held with partners in the Western Balkans region during autumn/winter 2016/17. It is planned to convene another reflection forum during 2017 in Italy.
Four thematic sets of questions were discussed in relation to the “Berlin-Vienna-Paris” and the accession processes: (i) social-economic convergence of the region with the EU, (ii) mobility, migration and border security, (iii) democracy and good governance, and (iv) future of the EU and Western Balkans in it. The General Rapporteur of the Forum was Sabina Lange of the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris.
The video of the event can be accessed here.
Recent publications from Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) – Spring/summer 2016
Jean-Claude Vérez, L’Union européenne face aux défis de l’économie de la connaissance et de la migration des cerveaux, 15 juin 2016
Ryszard Piasecki, Some comments on the Chinese Development Model, PP37, 1 June 2016
Summer University Programmes 2013 in Croatia, Lithuania, Romania/Bulgaria, Turkey, and the UK
CIFE invited students and young professionals to apply for its one-week Summer University Courses on specific European topics. A balanced mixture of seminars, lectures, and cultural visits ensured an active involvement of the students. Participants had the possibility to work and discuss their ideas in an open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary and strongly international framework.
Dubrovnik (Croatia), « La place de la Croatie dans l’UE et dans les Balkans après l’adhésion »
30.6.-6.7.2013, working language: French
Vilnius (Lithuania), “The Baltic Countries in Europe”
15.-21.7.2013; working language: English
Slobozia/Delta du Danube (Romania) and Silistra (Bulgaria), “L’Europe en tant que Communauté de Droit : les problèmes minoritaires”
28.7.-4.8.2013, working language: French
Canterbury – University of Kent (UK), “Federalism, Multinationalism and the future of Europe”
10.-17.8.2013; working language: English
Izmir (Turkey), “The 3 seas axis: Caspian Sea – Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea changing politics”
8.-14.9.2013, working language: English
A limited number of scholarships was available for particularly qualified candidates.
For further information: www.cife.eu, see: Other Academic Programmes
New Director General for CIFE
M. Waechter, who holds a PhD and a “Habilitation” in Modern History, has been directing the Institut européen·European Institute (IE·EI), a department of CIFE, since 2005. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Freiburg. In CIFE’s programmes, he teaches European Integration, the History of International Relations and Comparative Political Systems. He has widely published on US history, Contemporary French history and Franco-German relations. His book “Der Mythos des Gaullismus” (2006), was awarded the Franco-German parliamentary prize. Matthias Waechter succeeds Hartmut Marhold, who has led the institution since 2002 and who will continue to work at CIFE as its Director of research and development.
CIFE, a private institute of higher education with offices in Nice, Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul, is one out of six institutions to benefit from the “Jean Monnet Action: Support for specified institutions pursuing an aim of European interest” of the European Union. Amongst its major fields of activities are Master programmes in EU Studies and international relations, summer universities as well as a scientific quarterly, research and conferences on EU-related topics.
A Spring 2013 Publication from CIFE
Jean-Claude Vérez, Matthias Waechter (eds.), “Les 90 ans de la République de Turquie – 90 Years of the Republic of Turkey” CIFE, L’Europe en formation, Presses d’Europe, Printemps/Spring 2013, n° 367, ISSN 0014-2808. . L’Europe en formation publishes, since March 1960, articles on European integration, international relations, European social model and federalism. The electronic diffusion of L’Europe en formation is now undertaken by Cairn.info.
Master in Advanced European and International Studies 2013/14, Nice – Berlin – Istanbul – Rome
To study in three different places in one year – in the three official working languages of the European Commission?
The Institut européen·European Institute (IE·EI) in Nice, France invited graduate students and young professionals to apply for its Master programme 2013/14. The “Master in Advanced European and International Studies” offers an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today´s modern world. The programme (October 2013 till June 2014) takes place in Nice and Berlin plus a two-week-seminar at our partner University in Rome. Teaching languages are English, French, and German.
A limited number of scholarships were available for particularly qualified candidates.
Deadline for applications was: 15.7.2013
For more information please consult: www.ie-ei.eu.
Online Master Programme EU-Central Asia continues, IEP in cooperation with CIFE
After the graduation of the first class of 25 students, the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) continued the master programme “Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System” in August 2013.
Thanks to significant funding from the VolkswagenFoundation and additional financial supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme Jean Monnet of the European Commission, IEP and CIFE could offer 30 young academic professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as well as from the Chinese region of Xinjiang and the Indian region of Kashmir, the chance to obtain a master’s degree in “Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System”. The program has started in August 2013 and will end with the final examinations in March 2015.
Further information about the master programme and the application procedure are available at www.eucais.org.
Online Master in EU Studies – EU Expertise for Professionals,the European Online Academy and the Centre international de formation européenne CIFE
The European Online Academy and the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE, www.cife.eu), in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Cologne granted professionals the opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the EU integration process, while pursing their careers, through a combination of e-learning and intensive face-to-face learning sessions (mainly during weekends in Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, Rome and Budapest). CIFE is supported by the European Union.
The Master in EU Studies Online, a two year programme, offered the perfect blend of theoretical and practical knowledge of the EU. Participants gained a working knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process. They also gained the skills to negotiate within an international context, to draft reports, to plan and manage international projects, and to present their ideas in a transnational legal dimension.
To specialise in a core subject (Political Science, Economics and EU law), participants had a chance to continue with a second year of the Master programme. The general approach, during the second year, to understand issues and task was interdisciplinary. Once a participant has submitted and defended his/her Master thesis, they will receive a Master in EU Studies Online and a degree qualification “Policy Officer in European and international Organisations”. This qualification is recognised in France as a Master level degree.
Deadline for the online application was 5 September 2013. A limited number of scholarships were awarded to eligible candidates to cover part of their tuition. The application deadline has already passed.
For further information check our website www.eu-online-academy.org or email Aline Palige (aline•palige©cife•eu (aline•palige©cife•eu) ).
Call for Application: Master in EU Studies Online
The Master in EU Studies Online, a two year programme, offers the perfect blend of theoretical and practical knowledge of the EU. Participants will gain a working knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process. They will also gain the skills to negotiate within an international context, to draft reports, to plan and manage international projects, and to present their ideas in a transnational legal dimension.
To specialise in a core subject (Political Science, Economics and EU law), participants may continue with a second year of the Master programme. The general approach, during the second year, to understand issues and task is interdisciplinary. Once a participant has submitted and defended his/her Master thesis, they will receive a Master in EU Studies Online and a degree qualification “Policy Officer in European and international Organisations”. This qualification is recognised in France as a Master level degree.
Deadline for the online application is 5 September 2013. A limited number of scholarships are awarded to eligible candidates to cover part of their tuition. Learn more here: www.eu-online-academy.org or contact Aline Palige (aline•palige©cife•eu (aline•palige©cife•eu) ).
CIFE Summer University Programme 2016, Centre International de Formation Européenne
This year’s weekly courses on a variety of European topics take place in Split (Croatia), Warsaw (Poland), Batumi (Georgia), Slobozia (Romania) and Silistra (Bulgaria), Canterbury (UK).
For more info, please visit www.cife.eu.
Alumni meeting “Rome Regional Alumni Meeting”, 30 September 2016, Centre International De Formation Européenne (CIFE)
A summer university programme will take place in Rome at the end of September on the topic: “Migrants in Europe: Borders, Human Rights and International Security”. At the end of this programme, an alumni meeting will be organised especially for the students of the different programmes of CIFE. This Alumni meeting will begin in the evening of Friday 30 September (closing session of the Mediterranean summer university) and end in the afternoon of Sunday 2 October.
More information can be found here.
Workshops “Dialogue across Borders – Overcoming Borders through European Integration” from September 2016, Centre International De Formation Européenne (CIFE)
Altea France in association with CIFE, YIHR and CBM are pleased to announce their upcoming programme supported by the French-German Youth Office (OFAJ) “Dialogue across Borders – Overcoming Borders through European Integration”.
An exceptional opportunity to meet and engage with youth from France, Germany, Kosovo and Serbia in Cologne, Nice and Belgrade and Pristina. The programme consists of a series of 3 workshops intended for youth (18-29 years old) who are nationals of France, Germany, Kosovo and Serbia. The programme targets youth who are interested international communication, mass media and/or solving issues regarding dialogue between communities, countries and European organisations.
The workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
Cologne, Germany: 6-11 September 2016
Nice, France: 20-26 November 2016
Serbia/Kosovo (places to be determined): 4-12 March 2017
The interactive programme will consist of joint reflection and analysis of intercultural challenges, inputs from participants and experts, visits and exchanges with key organizations and institutions, as well as training and exercise elements. The main objective of the programme will be to develop and improve the participants´ skills and working knowledge on outreach and communication.
More information can be found here.
Past events at Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) – summer 2014
EUCAIS international conference on the “Prospects of EU – Central Asia Relations” Institut für Europäische Politik and CIFE, 28-29 August 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan
The Centre international de formation européenne together with the Isntitut für europäische Politik organised a conference has been organized in the framework of the EUCAIS international conference on the “Prospects of EU – Central Asia Relations” that took place on 28-29 August 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan master programme with support of the Volkswagen Foundation and funding by the Jean-Monnet-Programme of the European Union. The conference was an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge for representants from academic, political and societal institutions of both regions. Additional to plenary sessions on regional cooperation, natural resources and security challenges within Central Asia as well as on the prospects of both regions’ potential of cooperation, participants presented and intensively discussed papers in four working groups: comparative regionalism, security challenges, democracy promotion and developments in research and teaching in Central Asia.
Past events at Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) – Spring 2016
L’euro en question(s) – Est-ce le «début de la fin» pour l’Europe?
3 March 2016, Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11 – 1000 Brussels
With Philippe MAYSTADT, President of the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), former President of the European Bank of Investment, former Vice-Prime Minister of Belgium.
More information can be found here.
37ème Midi du CIFE: “L’intégration des Roms dans nos sociétés européennes, problématiques et pistes à explorer”
21 avril 2016, Fondation Universitaire, Brussels
The CIFE office in Brussels organised a conference-debate with Henry Cluny, former Ambassador of France to Armenia and then to Slovakia, author of six novels (of which one on Slovakia and Roma) and of an essay on Armenia.
More information (in French) can be found here.
News from Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)
Call for applications: Master in Advanced European and International Studies
One programme – three branches
The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world and to prepare students for professional life.
Faithful to its slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the programme follows an itinerant concept: students study in three different cities over the academic year.
The MAEIS is divided into three different branches:
- The trilingual branch: study in Nice-Canterbury-Berlin plus internship in a European institution (min 3 months). Working languages: French, English, German
- The Mediterranean branch: study in Nice-Tunis-Istanbul. Working languages: French, English
- The Anglophone branch: Study in Istanbul-Berlin-Nice. Working language: English
For more information and application, please visit www.ie-ei.eu or send an email to ie-ei©cife•eu.
Call for applications: Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance
The Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance conveys a deep understanding of the complexity of the current energy transformations in Europe and worldwide. The programme is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies and takes place in Berlin and Nice. It offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in the field of energy studies: It analyses the links between the different levels of energy governance, from an international to a local level, offering problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. The one-year Master’s programme stretches over four terms and takes place in two study locations: Berlin and Nice.
For more information and application, please visit www.ie-ei.eu or send an email to ie-ei©cife•eu.