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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The month of April was mainly dedicated to the preparation of the Executive Council of the OIEC which was held in Nairobi from 26 to 29 April. This Council was prepared by the Kenyan Conference of Catholics Bishops (KCCB), and more precisely by the Commission for education of the Conference, under the leadership of Augusta[…]
The General Assembly of the CEEC took place in Berlin (Germany) from the 20 to 22 April 2018. All the members of the CEEC were present. During the General Assembly Mgr. Hans-Josef BECKER, Archbishop of Paderborn, president of the Commission for Education of the German Bishops’ Conference, and Dr. Lukas SCHREIBER, director of the secretariat[…]
Children and young people from all over the world meet the challenge of Laudato Si’: on care from our common home All the information here: I Can!
Monsignor Ruben, the apostolic vicar of Istanbul has wished to organize a gathering of all the catholic schools of Turkey. During our last visit to Istanbul, we have participated in a meeting of the federation of French catholic schools of Turkey, which are in total seven: six in Istanbul and one in Izmir. The association[…]
Camille Chevallier, a French citizen of 27 years, has joined the team of OIEC with a specific mission related to the preparation of the next Congress 2019. Camille speaks three languages (French, English and Spanish). She is an event manager. She will be responsible for the supervision of the whole phase of preparation of this[…]
From the 19 to 24 February the members of ARNECAO (Association of the national responsibles for the catholic teaching in West Africa) met at the Archbishopric of Niamey for their annual General Assembly. During this reunion each participant has presented its report about the situation of catholic teaching in its respective country: Niger, Senegal; Benin;[…]
“In April 2013, the Ministers of Education of the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention agreed through the Helsinki Ministerial Declaration to work together on ethics, transparency and integrity in education, for the mutual benefit of all European children, and to set up a Platform to do so.” (Source: https://www.coe.int/en/web/ethics-transparency-integrity-in-education/about-etined). With the status[…]
The 7 February the legal committee of OIEC met in London at the premises of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. On request of the executive Council the committee currently works on two topics: on one hand the situation of OIEC regarding the canon law and on the other hand the relation between[…]
On the 8 January 2018, Béatrice Linn has joined the office of OIEC in Rome as an assistant. Béatrice works 18 hours per week for OIEC. Béatrice is Franco-German. She is 37 years old, married to Simone, an Italian, and she is mother of the little Gloria. She has studied international law, and she speaks,[…]
25th congress The 25th congress of the CIEC took place in Bogota, Colombia on 10 to 13 January. More than 1200 participants from all countries in Latin America have enjoyed three nice days amongst friends working on the subject “Gestión para el aprendizaje, la innovación y la creatividad” (Management for the learning, the innovation and[…]