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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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[…]
On October 19th, the new headquarters were inaugured and blessed by Mgr Vincenze Zani, Secretary of the Congregation for catholic Education, in the presence of about fifty people: members of the Steering Committee of the OIEC, members of the Board of directors of the Italian catholic schools, national leaders (Switzerland, Morocco), members of the community[…]
From September 30th to October 3rd was held in Montfort Mat. Hr.Sec.School, Chennai (India) 50th National Convention of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), on the topic of “modern tendencies in education”. This convention gathered approximately 700 priests and religious.
The Congregation for Catholic Education has just published a working paper called “Educating to fraternal humanism : to build a civilisation of love. 50 years after the encyclical popularum progressio ”. This working paper, available in various languages, gives orientations for the catholic education in the whole world. It notably stressed the obligation for the Catholic school,[…]
At the invitation of Father François-Xavier Decha Arpornratana, General Secretary of the CECT, we were able to participate in this meeting, which was held from August 20th to 23rd in Pattaya. The theme of the Conference was “New horizons for Catholic education in Thailand.” Almost 500 people (priests, nuns, schools administrators, teachers) took part in this Conference, under the Presidency of Monsignor Louis[…]
From March 13th to 17th, national Leaders of Catholic teaching of West Africa met in Mbour, Senegal. Were represented Senegal, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Niger, Mali, Ivory Coast, as well as Gambia, an English-speaking country that took part in this meeting for the first time. Before arriving in Mbour, the General Secretary visited Conakry (Guinea[…]