Centre International de Formation Européenne is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Herman Van Rompuy is President Emeritus of CIFE.
Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: - Master degree: A diploma of CIFE as private institute of higher education, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60/90 ECTS credits at Master level. - The degree qualification Chargé de mission en organisations européennes et internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations): This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework)