News from the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)

cife_logoCall for applications Master in Advanced European and international studies 2015/16

CIFE invites interested candidates to apply for its Master programme in EU studies and international relations starting in October 2015.
The concept of this international, multilingual programme is an itinerant one: Participants change study location and live in three different cities over the academic year. Candidates can apply for one of the three branches of the programme:
– The trilingual branch, taking place in Nice, Berlin and Rome. Working languages are English, French and German.
– The Mediterranean branch taking place in Nice, Tunis and Istanbul. Working languages are English and French. (New programme)
– The Anglophone branch taking place in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin. Working language is English.

For more information on the programme see

Summer University Programme 2015 open for applications

CIFE’s summer university courses traditionally take place all over Europe.
This year’s courses:
Antalya, Turkey “Geopolitics in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Region”
Split, Croatia “La Croatie d’hier à aujourd’hui”
Tallinn, Estonia “Baltic Countires in Europe”
Tbilisi, Georgia “Geopolitics in the wider Black Sea area”
Slobozia, Romania and Silistra, Bulgaria “L’Europe en tant que communauté de Droit – La sécurité européenne”
Canterbury, UK “Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe”
For more information and registration see

“Facing Antagonisms in Europe – Chances for Common Approach”. Joint Youth Event in Moldova, France and Germany

The second phase of the project “Facing Antagonisms in Europe – Chances for Common Approach” took place in Chisinau, Moldova from 6 to 11 April 2015. The project brings together 24 young people from Moldova, France and Germany and is co-organised by CIFE, Europa-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg, JEF-Moldova and the Franco-German Youth Office. Seminar participants continued to engage with the realities of the European integration process in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. They discussed among others with the youngest Member of Parliament, Ms Mihaela Spataru from the governing Liberal-Democrat Party, Ms Daniela Morari, from the General-Director for EU integration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the EU Delegation. In Tiraspol, Transnistria, the group was welcomed by Nina Sthanski (Minister of Foreign Affairs). The group also discussed with students, researchers and youth activists. The intensive and insightful seminar contributed to a more profound understanding of the challenges both the Moldova and the European Union face in consolidating peace and prosperity in the Eastern part of the continent. In September the project will conclude with a third encounter in Paris and Brussels. For more information contact