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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CEEC General Assembly in Malta CEEC members celebrated their 94th GA in Malta. The CEEC is the regional secretariat for Europe of the OIEC. This meeting provided a better understanding of the realities of Catholic schools in Malta. Malta is the smallest country in the European Union. As at each GA, members have the opportunity[…]
Congress of Escuelas catolicas in Madrid (Spain) The Catholic schools of Spain celebrated in Madrid their biennial congress. 2000 delegates from all over Spain worked on the topic “Magister to give life”. Many speakers from Spain and other countries came to the forum to enthusiastically develop the theme of the Congress, in a very friendly[…]
Committee of experts ETINED (Council of Europe) Since a couple of years, the Congregation for Catholic Education (Holy See) has entrusted the OIEC to represent it in a committee of governmental experts of the Council of Europe, called ETINED: ethics and integrity in education. This expert committee is important. It works on academic integrity and[…]
Chidren’s global summit, Rome Two years ago, the OIEC developed, in connection with the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Union of Major Superiors and Design for Change, the I CAN program, adapted to Catholic schools and treating the proposals of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. It was just natural for the idea to develop to[…]
General Assembly of MENA, Istanbul From 15 to 18 October, the MENA GA took place for the first time in Istanbul (Turkey). All MENA member countries were present. The reality of education in Turkey was presented. French Catholic high schools in Turkey described their educational and social commitments, including the presentation of a moving solidarity[…]
Planet OIEC As announced at the New York Congress, the OIEC has embarked on a new program, the Planet OIEC program. This project is conducted in collaboration with The Magazine, a publication that aims to support English teachers in learning this language. Planet OIEC will enable the use of an English language learning medium to[…]
Side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the right to education The OIEC co-organized with the UN Observer Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, OIDEL and BICE a side event on 19 November, which was dedicated to the right to education. This event took place as part of the 30th anniversary of[…]
Del 25 al 27 de septiembre se celebró en Randburg, Gauteng, el Tercer Congreso de Escuelas Católicas de Sudáfrica. Más de 350 delegados de nueve provincias sudafricanas, acompañados por sus obispos, trabajaron durante tres días para formular sus compromisos para el siglo XXI. El Secretario General de la OIEC presentó las propuestas de compromisos de[…]
On 3 and 4 September, the annual conference of the General Secretariat of Catholic Schools of Lebanon (SGEC-L) was held in Zouk Mosbeh (Collège Notre Dame de Louaizé). The topic of this conference was “Educate together. The challenges of communion in the Catholic Schools in Lebanon”. The symposium was opened in the presence of the[…]
The OIEC organizes in collaboration with GERFEC, a Summer University, in Nairobi (Karen) in Kenya, from 19 to 25 July 2020. This summer school will be open to about forty participants from all over the world: national and congregational leaders, school principals, teachers, students. Those who have attended the New York Congress will be given[…]