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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OIEC launches the Planet OIEC project. You can watch the project presentation conference here: Video presentation project Planet OIEC Further information regarding the project can also be viewed here : Presentation English
Following the terrible explosion of August 4, 2020 in Beirut, which ended up destroying a country already ravaged by a terrible economic and political crisis, OIEC decided to organize a webinar with a fundraising campaign on September 21, 2020 to support its member in Lebanon, the General Secretariat of Catholic Schools. Among OIEC members was[…]
The OIEC is working with The Magazine, a publisher in Spain, on a project called Planet OIEC. Planet OIEC is a digital online resource platform for English language teachers and their students at a very low cost. Planet OIEC should allow the creation of bonds of fraternity between the students of Catholic schools in all[…]
On October 14 and 16, 2020, the Executive Council of OIEC met by videoconference. Most of the council members were present. On the agenda was inter alia the financial situation of the organisation and next year’s budget, the review of its statutes and the organisation of the next Congress. But Council members listened also to[…]
The OIEC and the GPEN (Global Pedagogical Network – https://www.gpenreformation.net/) have set up a think tank in which Catholics and Protestants discuss common issues regarding schools and Christian education. This think tank has met three times already. It has the intention to publish a common text which allows Catholic schools and Protestant schools to work[…]
OIEC is currently working on the Global Report on Catholic Education 2021 (GRCE), which is expected to be released in the coming months. In this regard, OIEC members have been asked to reply to a fast survey concerning COVID 19. The assembled information will help also to contribute in the best possible way to debates[…]
The OIEC has received a very important form of recognition, due to its acceptance as the fourth member of the GRACE network: Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education https://researchonline.nd.edu.au/grace/ GRACE is an international research-based partnership between the Mary Immaculate College in Ireland, the Boston College in the United States, the University of Notre Dame in Australia[…]
OIEC released in June 2020 its “Global Catholic Education Report 2020: Achievements and Challenges at a Time of Crisis”. The report considers the global contributions of Catholic schools and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (the analysis of impacts and potential responses is based in part on a set of articles published in the Journal[…]
With the aim of creating an ecumenical think tank on the identity and role of Christian schools in the world. With participants from South Korea, the United States, Germany, France, South Africa.
During three videoconferences in French, English and Spanish, around forty countries and a dozen member congregations of the OIEC, representing all continents (Oceania, Asia, Africa, America, Middle East and Europe) discussed the difficulties encountered during this crisis. Following this exchange, a pool of tools and good practices will be implemented within the OIEC.