Réunion internationale des Anciens du CIFE


Global CIFE Alumni Meeting in VIENNA, 11 to 13 October 2019 
The programme




Friday, 11 October


12:00 - 13:30 
(parallel events)

Guided tour of the Rathaus Vienna City Hall
Guided tour in English

Meeting point in front of the Rathaus


13:00 - 16:00 
(parallel events)

Visit to the UN Headquarters in Vienna
13:00-14:00 Guided tour
14:00-15:00 UN Ms Sonja Wintersberger UNIS/ Deputy to the Director
15:00-16:00 UNIDO Mr Ravindra Wickremasinghe /Senior Advocacy & Media Relations Assistant

Location: Wagramer Str. 5, 1220 Vienna
Upon registration. Limited number of places!
Last date to register: 24th of September


19:00 - 21:00

Meet & Greet – Evening reception
Welcoming of all participating Alumni with a social gathering and “break the ice” activities. In the presence of the Vienna Alumni, members of the CIFE team (Berlin, Nice, Istanbul and Brussels), invited external lecturers, and some of the CIFE students 2019/20.

Venue: Figlhaus - Akademie Wien, Schenkenstraße 2

Saturday, 12 October 


10:00 - 12:30

Workshop: Effective Communication Skills
An exclusive training for CIFE Alumni with
Tanya Lyubimova, Independent Consultant and Trainer 
Tanya is an international consultant and trainer with over 10 years of experience in Non-Formal Education, youth work, communication and political advocacy. Born in Belarus, world citizen through life – she is an alumna of the trilingual MAEIS at CIFE and has a Cross-Cultural Communication and Public Relations degree earlier from Minsk. Tanya is a certified trainer of the European Youth Forum and has been working with youth organizations, international business structures and the UN system in various capacities. She is passionate about human rights, international politics and discovering new people, places and cultures.

Upon registration. Limited places available

Venue: Figlhaus - Akademie Wien, Schenkenstraße 2

14:00 - 17:00

Round table: Towards a New World Order? Past and Future of the Multilateral Liberal Order
With interventions of

Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy
Zsuzsa is Political Advisor at the European Parliament in Brussels, Consultant on China and the Korean Peninsula for Human Rights Without Frontiers and Affiliated Scholar at the Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels. She studied political science at the University of Richmond, Virginia in the United States, got her Masters degree at CIFE in 2005 and her PhD in political science at VUB. Zsuzsa has been working as an advisor in the European Parliament since 2008, focusing on foreign affairs and human rights. In 2019 she published a book entitled Europe, China, and the Limits of Normative Power, designed to be a contribution both to the academic and policy worlds and to help mutual understanding between two key global actors.

Junjie MA
Junjie is CEO of ENC Center for Global Affairs, Beijing. He is a member of Mont Pelerin Society; former Researcher at Unirule Institute of Economics, and the Acting Director of its International Cooperation Centre; and Associate Researcher at CIFE. He graduated at CIFE in 2011 and is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US Department of State, and of the International Academy for Leadership (IAF) of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). His research interests range from China’s economic and political reforms, property rights, innovation and entrepreneurship, reform of state-owned enterprises, and the development of private enterprises, to climate change issues, and corporate social responsibilities. 

The mission of the ENC Centre for Global Affairs is to provide a balanced view for future leaders, opinion- molders, and young professionals in China regarding global affairs. The long-term objective is to establish a continued and institutionalized learning process available to Chinese young leaders. The vision of this endeavor is to join the civil society and be an active member that promotes libertarian values and ideas.

Klaus Prömpers
Klaus has a long experience as journalist for radio, television and print media. He presented the Morning Programme Deutschlandfunk in Germany in the 1980s. Klaus worked as Foreign Correspondent for the German TV Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) in Bonn and as EU Correspondent in Brussels. He extensively covered South East European topics as Bureau Chief of the ZDF office in Vienna and reported about the UN, New York City, Wall Street and Canada as Bureau Chief of the ZDF office in New York until 2014.





17:00 - 18:00

Presentation of "Politisch.Neu.Denken"
Presentation of the project realised by CIFE's partner Figlhaus, in cooperation with CIFE and CIFE Alumni in Vienna.

Venue: Figlhaus - Akademie Wien, Schenkenstraße 2


20:00 - 23:00

Dinner in a traditional Viennese restaurant with a buffet of Austrian specialities - in the prensence of all CIFE Alumni and CIFE representatives. 
Welcome address by Matthias Waechter, Director General of CIFE

Venue: Giorgina Restaurant, Bankgasse 2


Sunday, 13 October

10:00 - 13:00

Guided bus tour of Vienna
Discover a different face of Vienna! Special guided bus tour for CIFE alumni!
Upon registration. Limited places available

Meeting place: tbc