Global CIFE Alumni Meeting in Nice
15 to 17 October 2021 




Friday 15 October


15.00 - 16.30

16.30 - 18.00 h


Two Guided Tours: Nice, UNESCO World Heritage - The Promenade des Anglais

Nice has recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as Winter Resort Town of the Riviera. 
Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais to discover the history of some of its emblematic buildings and of their inhabitants.
Bilingual guided tour.
The guided tour is organised for two separate groups of 15 participants each.
Please refer to your email confirmation to know to which group you have been attributed.

Both tours are booked out.
Contact to be put on a waiting list.

Meeting point: Place Massena (please refer to your email confirmation)
The tours will start on time. Please make sure to be punctual!


19.00 - 21.00

Meet & Greet – Evening reception

Welcoming of all participating Alumni with a social gathering and presentation of the CIFE premises. In the presence of members of the CIFE team (Berlin, Nice, Istanbul and Brussels), invited external lecturers, and the new CIFE students 2021/22.

Venue: CIFE, 81, Rue de France, Nice

Saturday 16 October 



10.30 - 12.00

Round table discussion: Europe and the World during and after the Covid19 pandemic

With interventions of the CIFE academic staff and the CIFE Alumni Community

Venue: CIFE, 81, Rue de France, Nice


13.30 - 17.00


TEDxCIFE: REconnect

Free afternoon to join the independent TEDxCIFE event ”REconnect” (separate registration is required).
Read more about CIFE's second TEDxCIFE event

Register via this link
The event is sold out. Please contact to be put on the waiting list.

Venue: Forum Jorge François, 9 Rue Cronstadt, 06000 Nice
The theatre is located in the basement of St Pierre des Arènes, just in front of CIFE.

In order to be able to start on time and to comply with the sanitary requirements, entrance is from 13.30 to 13.55 h.
We regret that latecomers cannot be accepted, as the sessions will be recorded. Please make sure to be on time! 



20.00 - 23.00


Dinner in a traditional restaurant in the Vieux Nice - in the presence of all CIFE Alumni and CIFE representatives. 
Welcome address by Matthias Waechter, Director General of CIFE.

Venue: Restaurant Le Romarin, 2 Place de la Halle aux Herbes, 06300 Nice


Sunday 17 October

11.00 - 12.30

Guided Tour: "Surprising Nice - Nice insolite"

Nice, as you probably don't know it!
A guided tour (in English) to discover the secrets and hidden treasures of the Vieux Nice and the Promenade des Anglais.
Sold out

Meeting Point: Place Masséna (please refer to your email confirmation)
The tour will start on time. Please make sure to be punctual!

(c) Mario Basso Architecte DPLG

12.30 - 14.00

Socca & Streetfood

Closing lunch in the Vieux Nice

Meeting point: to be confirmed


* All events will take place in full respect of social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to French legislation, all participants need to present a health pass, proving that they are either a) fully vaccinated, or b) have undergone a negative PCR test within max 72 hours, or c) have recovered from COVID-19 (min. 15 days, max. 6 months).
Read more here.