Colloque “L’école catholique et les défis de l’interculturel et de l’interreligieux

Bruxelles, 14-15 mars 2019


Informations pratiques


Nouveau délai pour l’inscription : 15 février 2019 (22 février si aucun logement nécessaire) 

Symposium “The Catholic School and the Intercultural and Interreligious Challenges

Brussels, 14-15 March 2019


Practical Information


New deadline for registration: 15 February 2019 (22 February if no accommodation needed)

Set up in 1974 as the regional secretariat of the Catholic International Education Office (OIEC), the European Committee for Catholic Education (CEEC) is an international non-profit association (according to the Belgian law dated June 27, 1921). It is the cooperation tool for 29 Catholic education networks in 27 Central, Eastern and Western European countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium (Flemish and French speaking), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England & Wales, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine. CEEC is a meeting-point for the heads of these networks and also a study and information centre. Moreover it plays the role of a promoter of free Catholic education towards the various European bodies. CEEC represents more than 35,000 schools and 8 million pupils.

In order to play an effective part in the field of education, CEEC wishes:

  • to serve the education of young people and to study the fundamental principles of this education as well as the problems caused by their application;
  • to defend and promote the interests of Catholic education with various official European bodies and all organisations interested in education at a European level;
  • to promote the collaboration of its members in order to ensure didactical and pedagogical development and improvement of Catholic education;
  • to encourage private initiatives as well as legal provisions taken at a national and at an international level in order to promote education in its various forms;
  • to actively promote the effective carrying into practice of freedom of education as a fundamental condition for the functioning of a democratic society, in conformity with the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and with the additional Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights;
  • to help its members, and more particularly the more underprivileged ones, in the fulfilment of their rights and duties;
  • to highlight the complementary needs both of the educators and of the specific contribution of Catholic education to the educational project;
  • to co-operate with other organisations participating in Catholic education at a European and international level.

Catholic pupils’ parents, represented by CEPEC (Christian European Parents – Parents Européens Chrétiens) and former pupils of Catholic schools represented by UNAEC–Europe (Union européenne des Anciens et Anciennes Elèves de l’Enseignemetn Catholique) are associate members of CEEC. PRESIDENCY : AUSTRIA represented by Mag. Dr. Christine MANN  VICE-PRESIDENCY : THE NETHERLANDS represented by Diaken Drs. Titus FRANKEMÖLLE TREASURY : IRELAND represented by Mr. Paul MEANY GENERAL SECRETARIAT: Mr. Guy SELDERSLAGH, Secretary General Ms Myriam BADART, administrative & financial director