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CIFE Alumni Meeting in Brussels
7 to 9 October 2022 

Programme
 

 


Friday 7 October

 

15.30 - 18.00 h

Careers in EU Institutions

Presentation of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
by Luca Kadar, Deputy Head of Division of Strategic Communications at the EEAS,
European External Action Service,
EPSO Career Ambassador, and CIFE Alumna (MAEIS 1997-98)

Presentation followed by Q&A

Round Table: Career Paths in European and International Affairs

CIFE Alumni present their career paths and discuss career perspectives in various sectors of European and international affairs.

  • EU Institutions / Bodies:
    Nikolaus Riss (MAEIS, 2018-2019), PR Political Expert, Pirates Delegation, Greens/EFA Group, European Parliament, Brussels 
    Ivor Šutalo (MAEIS, 2010-2011), Desk Officer - Republic of Moldova, European External Action Service, Brussels
  • International Institutions:
    Antonia Szilard (MAEIS, 2008-2009), Programme Coordinator, Engagements Section, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ, Brussels
  • Companies / Business:  
    Divia Hobson (Master Energy Transition, 2018-2019), Director of Strategy, Joule Assets, Brussels/New York
  • NGOs:  
    Lucy Anns (MAEIS, 2015-2016), Policy and Advocacy Officer, Caritas Europa, Brussels

Venue: Fondation Universitaire, first floor, room A, Rue d’Egmont 11

 

18.30 - 21.00 h

Welcome Cocktail Reception with Keynote Speaker
 

  • Opening of the reception and greetings
     
  • Keynote Speech by Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for "Promoting our European Way of Life" 


In the presence of members of the CIFE team (Nice, Berlin, Istanbul and Brussels) as well as visiting lecturers and guests.

Venue: Fondation Universitaire, ground floor, Club Lounge, Rue d’Egmont 11

(c) European Union, 2016. EC - Audiovisual Service


Saturday 8 October 

 

 

11.00 - 13.00 h

Bruxelles, ma belle - Brussels City Tour

Beyond welcoming the headquarters of the European institutions, Brussels is home to many beautiful buildings and places.
Discover some of its gems on this two-hour guided city tour. 

Upon reservation. Places are limited. 

Meeting Point: Place de la Chapelle, Brussels - We meet on the stairs of the entrance to the church

 

14.00 - 16.00 h

CIFE Alumni Opportunities

Presentation of the new Alumni Mentoring System and workshop on how the CIFE Alumni community can get more involved. 

Venue: Fondation Universitaire, salle Emile Francqui, Rue d’Egmont 11

 

18.30 - 19.30 h

 

 

 

19.30 - 22.30 h

Apéritif

Welcome address by Matthias Waechter, Director General of CIFE

Venue: La Brouette, Grande Place, Brussels


Dinner

Discover some of Brussels' culinary specialities!
Dinner in a traditional Belgian restaurant - in the presence of all participating CIFE Alumni and CIFE representatives. 

Venue: La Rose blanche, 11, Grande Place


Sunday 9 October
 

11.00 - 14.00 h

Royal Farewell!

Place Flagey is one of the Bruxellois' favourite meeting spots on Sunday mornings: combine wine and seafood in a casual setting and mingle with each other.
It's a last opportunity to meet up with everyone before saying goodbye and maybe have a stroll in the vicinity on one of the official walking tours.

Meeting Point: Place Flagey, The-O-Bar

 

12.00 - 14.00 h

Walking Tour of the European Quarter (A)
(Tours A and B are identical, only the time slots are different)

Get to know the European quarter and the European Parliament and learn interesting facts about its history, architecture, and urbanism. 

This is an official visit organised by the European Parliament.
Upon registration.
Please note: A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings.

Meeting Point: Station Europe - Place du Luxembourg

 

15.00 - 17.00 h

Walking Tour of the European Quarter (B)
(Tours A and B are identical, only the time slots are different)

Get to know the European quarter and the European Parliament and learn interesting facts about its history, architecture, and urbanism. 

This is an official visit organised by the European Parliament.
Upon registration.
Please note: A valid identity document (ID card or passport) is required to access European Parliament buildings.

Meeting Point: Station Europe - Place du Luxembourg


Contact communication@cife.eu for questions