Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)

Introduction

The Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) is a private institute of higher education and research. It is one of the six designated institutions receiving special funding from the European Union in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme. Since its foundation by the French intellectual Alexandre Marc in 1954, CIFE has been a firm advocate of European integration, foremost through its international and interdisciplinary study programmes.

European Studies and International Relations

Under the slogan Living and Learning Europe, CIFE offers different Master programmes in European Studies and International Relations which provide students with the opportunity to study in three different countries over a one year period. CIFE's Executive Master in EU Studies is targeted at professionals, by combining online teaching with face-to-face workshops in different European cities. CIFE provides excellent academic teaching, offering students problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. This is guaranteed by its international faculty, with guest lecturers from renowned academic institutions and research centres. Many of our programmes are carried out in close cooperation with partner universities. Beyond our academic network, professionals from international organisations, most prominently from the European Union, make an equally substantial contribution to CIFE’s programmes.

Research

CIFE's research priorities reflect its intellectual heritage and academic competence: European Integration with a special focus on Franco-German relations, federalism, energy transition, sustainable development and climate change policies, trends in political and social theory. Together with TEPSA, we are a member of the Horizon 2020 consortium "FEUTURE" and work on different scenarios with regard to the future of Turkish-European relations. Together with its research associates, CIFE has also widened its international academic network and extended its expertise to the Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership, and China.

Publication

CIFE’s research is available in different publications, most of which are accessible via CIFE’s website and www.cairn.info for it's quarterly journal "L'Europe en formation".

L'Europe en formation is a bilingual journal (French/English) dealing with European integration, international relations and federalism, with a transdisciplinary approach bringing together political philosophy, law, economics, sociology and culture.The journal was first launched in 1960 and has set up a scientific commitee in 2008 in order to enhance its scholarly profile.

Offices

CIFE has its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul and Tunis.

Erasmus +

It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union (Erasmus +).

Graduates and Alumni

The graduates of CIFE’s Master’s programmes work as Senior officials in European institutions, as policy officers within the UN framework, as administrators, diplomats, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists and academic experts and come from over 100 countries. They are our best ambassadors.
In the CIFE Alumni network, our Alumni keep in touch with CIFE and stay updated in European affairs through the events CIFE organises regularly with lunch debates, regional meetings and the annual international Alumni event in alternating European capitals etc.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:


Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs

Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2018 Germany Berlin France Nice Italy Rome + 5 more

The Master is focused on how to assess, manage and enhance private and public institutions’ governance with a wide range of economic and digital intelligence tools. The one-year programme is taught by renowned researchers and experienced professionals who combine second to none practical expertise and academic credentials. It combines on-site teaching, case studies, consulting missions, research thesis, and distant learning tools. [+]

Key Facts

A new one-year joint Master programme by CIFE and the School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli. The Master is focused on how to assess, manage and enhance private and public institutions’ governance with a wide range of economic and digital intelligence tools.The programme is taught by renowned researchers and experienced professionals who combine second to none practical expertise and academic credentials. It combines on-site teaching, case studies, consulting missions, research thesis, and distant learning tools.

Teaching language: English Study Destinations: Rome, Berlin, Nice Duration: A one-year programme from October to June Credits: 60 ECTS Starting Date: October 2019 Applied research - Contributing partners ... [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – European Integration & Global Studies – Berlin-Nice-Rome/Istanbul

Campus Full time October 2018 France Nice Germany Berlin Turkey Istanbul Italy Rome + 5 more

The one-year anglophone programme "European Integration and Global Studies" of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies takes place in Berlin-Nice-Rome/Istanbul. [+]

"Learning and living Europe"

The European Integration and Global Studies branch of 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 vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.

The MAEIS is a one­-year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms plus an optional internship (3-6 months). The teaching modules are (for a detailed description see below):

Conflict and cooperation in the international system European integration and external action Federalism and multi-level governance Economic globalisation and sustainable development Professional Skills Workshops ... [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Mediterranean Studies – Nice-Tunis-Istanbul

Campus Full time October 2018 France Nice Tunisia Tunis Turkey Istanbul + 4 more

The one-year "Mediterranean Studies" programme of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies - bilingual (English/French) takes place in Nice, Tunis and Istanbul. [+]

"Learning and living the Mediterranean"

The "Mediterranean studies" branch of 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 vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world and the mediterranean landscape.

The MAEIS is a one-year ­programme, subdivided into three terms plus an optional internship (3-6 months).

The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in Euro­Mediterranean Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme which aims to educate the next generation of Euro­-Mediterranean decision­makers. Following the slogan “Learning and living the Mediterranean,” the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Nice to Tunis and then to Istanbul.... [-]


Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Trilingual Studies – Nice-Canterbury-Berlin

Campus Full time October 2018 France Nice United Kingdom Canterbury Germany Berlin + 4 more

The one-year "Trilingual Studies" programme (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies takes place in Nice-Canterbury-Berlin. Learn about economy, federalism, international relations, European integration, participate in professional skills workshops, handle three languages and acquire the competences to become a Policy Officer in international organisations. [+]

Learning and living Europe in three languages

The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of 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 vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.

The MAEIS is a one-year ­programme, subdivided into three terms, plus an optional internship (3-6 months).

The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. It is also unique in its multilingual approach to learning.... [-]


Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance Nice-Berlin

Campus Full time January 2019 Germany Berlin France Nice + 2 more

At the crossroads of theory and practice, this one-year Anglophone programme takes place in Nice and Berlin. A unique graduate programme in Global Energy transition and Governance. [+]

"Understanding the complexity of current energy transformations in Europe and worldwide"

The Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to provide students with a deep understanding of the complexity of the current energy transformations in Europe and worldwide. The programme takes place in Berlin and Nice, offering 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.... [-]


Executive Master in EU Studies

Online & Campus Combined Part time October 2018 Belgium Brussels France Nice Germany Berlin Italy Rome Turkey Istanbul + 8 more

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time. [+]

The Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

Our Executive Master – multi-disciplinary and flexible

CIFE’s Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time.... [-]


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CIFE in Germany
Bundesallee 23

Berlin, Berlin, D - 10717 DE
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CIFE in France
81, rue de France

Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 06000 FR
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CIFE in Belgium
c/o Fondation Universitaire
Rue d'Egmont 11

Brussels, 1000 BE
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