EUROPE

THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION – CEEC

CONTACT INFORMATION

Adress

100, Avenue Emmanuel Mounier, 1200 Bruxelles (BELGIUM)

General Secretary

Mr. Guy SELDERSLAGH

Telephone

+32 2 256 70 70

Website

https://www.ceec.be/

BRIEF HISTORY

Established in 1974 as the regional secretariat of the International Office of Catholic Education, the European Committee for Catholic Education (CEEC) is today an international non-profit Association (according to the Belgian law of 27 June 1921).

It is a tool of cooperation of 29 Catholic education networks in 27 Central, Eastern and Western European countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium (both Flemish and French speaking), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic Denmark, England & Wales, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ucraine.

The CEEC is a meeting place for the leaders of these networks, but also a centre for study and information. In addition, it assumes the role of promoter of free Catholic education with the different European bodies. As a result, the CEEC represents more than 35,000 schools and about 8 million students.

In order to be effective in the field of education and teaching, the CEEC wants:

  • To be at the service of youth education and to study its fundamental principles, as well as the problems resulting from their application;
  • To defend and promote the interests of Catholic education before the various official European bodies and all organisations involved in teaching at European level;
  • To encourage the collaboration of its members to ensure continuos development and improvement of didactics and pedagogies of Catholic education;
  • To follow private initiatives as well as as national and international legislative or regulatory measures to promote education in its various forms;
  • To actively promote the effective exercise of freedom of education as a fundamental condition for the functioning of a democratic society, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights;
  • To help its members, particularly the most disadvantaged ones, to exercise their rights and duties;
  • To highlight the need for complementarity of educators and the specific contribution of the Catholic school in the educational project;
  • To collaborate with other organizations involved in Catholic education at European and international level.

 

Collaboration with stakeholders and representatives of the Christian educational community is structurally realized through joint actions with parents, through the European Associaton of Christian Parents (CEPEC). The CEEC also closely collaborates with the European Union of Former Students of Catholic Teaching (UNAEC-Europe).

MEMBERS

  • PRESIDENCY: SPAIN, represented by Don José María ALVIRA DUPLÁ.
  • VICE-PRESIDENT: THE NETHERLANDS, represented by Diaken Drs. Titus FRANKEMÖLLE
  • TREASURER: IRELAND, represented by Mr. Paul MEANY
  • SECRETARY GENERAL: Mr. Guy SELDERSLAGH 
  • ADMINISTRATIF AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT : Ms. Géraldine VALLÉE