OIEC forms together with the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), the World Organization of Former Students of Catholic Education (OMAEC), and the World Union of Catholic Teachers (UMEC) the Global Catholic Education network.

Global Catholic Education informs and connects Catholic educators globally. It provides them with data, analysis, opportunities to learn, and other resources to help them fulfill their mission with a particular focus on the preferential option for the poor.

The network’s website is :

There you find also a Global Catholic Education Interview Series with inter alia an interview of the General Secretary of OIEC : Interview Mr. Richard



G.R.A.C.E. (Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education) is an international research-based partnership between Mary Immaculate College Limerick in Ireland, Boston College in the United States, the University of Notre Dame in Australia, Saint Mary’s University Twickenham in the United Kingdom, and the OIEC in Rome. G.R.A.C.E. offers academics the opportunity to collaborate in the analysis of the challenges and opportunities which are facing the Catholic schools. 

Website :

As a member of G.R.A.C.E., the OIEC will be offering you various webinars in the coming months.

The first webinar was organized together with OIDEL and GPEN (only in French) under the topic “Experiences of Christian schools in responding to the COVID crisis”.

It took place on November 10, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CEST) on Zoom. You can watch a registration of the conference by clicking here : Video GRACE Webinar


The G.R.A.C.E webinar of December 2nd, 2020 at 4 p.m. (EST) was dedicated to the topic “The heart of Catholic Education – Conversation with Dr. Thomas H. Groome”. 

The video recording of the webinar can be watched here : 

webinar DEC 2ND


On January 19, 2021 (11h – 12h30 EST) a webinar focused on the topic : “Beyond Test Scores: Measuring the Contributions of Catholic Schools and Universities”

Please click here to watch the recording of the event :  webinar Jan. 19th.


On February 16, 2021 (11h – 12h30 EST) took place the webinar “Learning Poverty and Education Pluralism: The Global Catholic Education Report 2021″.  

The recording can be watched here : recording.


Other upcoming events : 

March 9, 2021 (19h-21h30 GMT): Risking to Live and Love Like Jesus: The Heart of the Teacher in a Catholic School

If you are interested in these events, please register on the website :




The OIEC and the GPEN (Global Pedagogical Network – have set up a think tank in which Catholics and Protestants discuss common issues regarding schools and Christian education. It is working on a paper which allows Catholic schools and Protestant schools to work better together, and in particular within international organizations.

A first document is CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AND THE FUTURES OF EDUCATION: A Contribution to UNESCO’s Futures of Education Commission
by the International Office of Catholic Education and the Global Pedagogical Network – Joining in Reformation :

OIEC-GPENR contribution