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 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[…]
From March 24th to 26th, the CEEC brought together it s General Assembly in Tirana, Albania. It was an opportunity for the National Commission for Catholic Education in Albania (Komisioni Kombetar i Edukimit Katolik Shqiptar, KKEKSH) to fully integrate in the activities of the CEEC and to manifest its existence as a national organisation for[…]
The OIEC attended the seminar at UNESCO in Paris from March 20th to 24th on education in situations of crisis and emergency. The purpose of this meeting was to draw attention to the educational reality in an emergency situation. It is recalled that there are 65 million displaced persons in the world and that only[…]
Brother Juan Antonio Ojeda Ortiz is responsible for the “development of the Catholic school project” programme within the OIEC. As such, he has just developed an online course in Spanish which is an introduction to neurodidactics. This course is given via an interactive platform allowing collaborative work. This 50 hour course began on March 27th[…]
From March 27th to 31th, the OIEC was invited to take in the annual meeting of coordination of the partners of the ECS (Ethiopian Catholic Service) in Addis Ababa. The ECS celebrated its golden wedding anniversary (50 years). It is a great honour for the OIEC to be regarded as a partner of the ECS,[…]
During a meeting in Geneva, the General Secretary of the OIEC and the Secretary General of OIDEL, Alfred Fernandez (International Organization for the right to education and freedom of teaching) have prepared the contents of a partnership agreement between the OIEC and OIDEL. According to the terms of this agreement, OIDEL will represent the OIEC[…]