Presentation of the new programme 2017-2018
MAEIS - Mediterranean studies
Learning and living the Mediterranean
- 2 languages (English, French)
- 3 places (Nice, Tunis, Rome)
- A one-year programme (October-July)
- 60 ECTS
- In cooperation with the Université Internationale de Tunis (UIT), the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the University EuroSapienza
The curriculum includes five modules:
- Conflict Management and Peace Making
- Sustainable Development and Globalisation
- Regional Integration and Transformation
- Mediterranean Politics and Societies
- Professional Skills Workshops
The programme of Mediterranean studies is structured into three terms:
The first term (October to January) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five modules (Conflict Management and Peace Making, Sustainable Development and Climate Action, Regional Integration and Transformation, Mediterranean Politics and Societies as well as Professional Skills Workshops). Studying in France helps students to analyse the Euro-Mediterranean relations and regional integration from a EU perspective. Mid-term exams will take place in December.
The second term (January to April) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Our cooperation partner, the Université Internationale de Tunis, is famous for its integration of international students in Tunisia. Experts from the region will analyse Euro-Mediterranean challenges in times of transition and globalisation. A special focus will be with migration and youth policies in the Mediterranean. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the country into a role model throughout the MENA region. In Tunis, the students will finalise their written exercises in all four modules.
A study trip to Istanbul will take place druing the 2nd or the 3rd term.
The programme concludes in Rome, Italy (April to July) where the courses are organised in cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internationali (IAI), one of the leading European think tanks, and our long-term partner, the Sapienza University A special focus will be given to the topics of Sustainable Development and Climate Action, as well as to Project Management classes. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as the last four weeks of the programme will be left at their disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation, students become part of CIFE'S worldwide Alumni network.