OIEC is an international Catholic organization with the following aims:
To participate in the Church’s mission to promote a worldwide Catholic-inspired educational project.
To promote research on the specific contribution of Catholic school to the field of education and on the school’s adaptation to the needs, realities and aspirations of the environment in which it is integrated.
To promote the creation, alongside schools and educational institutions, of "Educational Communities" in which all partners work together responsibly, for educational and cultural progress, as well as on developing the evangelical spirit, by bringing special attention to the deprived and welcoming, with respect to conscience, all those who put their trust in this school.
To create and develop links of mutual assistance and active, responsible solidarity amongst members.
To serve as a network of exchange amongst members for their own information and that of educators, by means of developing communication.
To collaborate with the bodies of the universal Church, with the Episcopal conferences and other international Catholic education organizations.
To ensure the representation of Catholic Education in international bodies, particularly those concerned with education.
To defend and promote the active exercise of freedom of education in accordance with distributive justice, and to foster relations of mutual recognition and association between Catholic education and the countries in which it exists.
OIEC Statutes. Art. 3
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On 14 and 15 March 2019 was organized in Brussels, Belgium by the CEEC (OIEC Regional Secretariat for Europe) a symposium with the topic “The Catholic School and the challenges of the Intercultural and the Interreligious”.
On 28 to 30 March 2019 took place the General Assembly of the CIEC (Regional Secretariat of the Americas) in Bogota, Colombia.
The Secretary General of the OIEC attended the LaSalle Congress in Mexico, from 14-17 March 2019 which was organized in the occasion of the 300 years anniversary of the death of its founder Saint John Baptist de La Salle. It was a wonderful opportunity to renew a global commitment to a fraternal education which is[…]
On 15 February 2019 the members of the Legal Committee of the OIEC met in Rabat, Marocco.
On 17 January 2019 took place at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg/ France under the patronage of Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, its Secretary General, the seminar “Intercultural Dialogue, Learning about Citizenship and Democracy – Practices of Catholic Schools”. It was organized by the representations to the Council of Europe of OIEC and of UNAEC-Europe, in collaboration[…]
On 18-22 February 2019 the General Assembly of the Association of national leaders of Catholic Education in West Africa (ARNECAO) met in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. In the reunion took part Mali, Niger, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Senegal (excused) and Gambia.
The member countries of OIEC Central Africa met in Gabon from 18 to 22 December. Cameroon, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and Equatorial Guinea were represented. Chad and the CAR were missing, whose new leader is Fr. Edgard Mercier KEKET NGBANDA who replaces our dear friend Paul Guinimanguimi. During this GA, participants spoke about “Educate to fraternal[…]
During a visit to the US as part of the preparations for the Congress, the Secretary General went to Washington. He was received at the Bishops’ Conference to advocate the return of the US to the OIEC. On the other hand, he took the opportunity to make some informal contacts with the World Bank. A[…]
At the invitation of the CNEP, the Secretary General stayed in Mexico for one week from 25 to 31 October. He attended the annual CNEP meeting in Saltillo, which brought together more than 600 delegates from all over Mexico. He also participated in various meetings at the CNEP headquarters in Mexico City. Finally, he awarded[…]
On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, the 92nd General Assembly of the CEEC (European Committee for Catholic Education) was held in Glasgow (Scotland). Almost all CEEC member countries were represented (Austria, Bosnia, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia). The[…]