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An international Non Governmental Organisation with a participatory status in the European Council (le conseil Européenne)

This term designates (يدل على) non-profit organisations which are not directly or structurally part of the government.
An International Non Governmental Organisation (INGO)
  represents (تمثل) civil society, that is, a non-profit institution, freely constituted (تشكل بكل حرية), independent of politics and public administration, whose aim is neither conquest (غزو) nor exercise of political power, but whose vocation( desire) is to defend the interests of citizens, and to influence (تؤثر ايجابيا على) the decision making process (عملية صناعة القرار).

The European Council is the only institution which expressly recognises (تعترف ب) civil society, guarantees (تضمن) liberty of expression (حرية التعبير) and the liberty of association (حرية انشاء الجمعيات), two essential components  (عنصرين اساسيان)of democracy. 
Aware of their influence, the European Council gives international NGOs (INGO) the possibility of acquiring a participatory status, (اكتساب دور تشاركي) such as that of the European Federation of Schools (FEDE).

Structure and functioning  البنية والوظائف

Three bodies assure the good functioning of the European Federation of Schools  (FEDE)

  • The      General Assembly ( الجمع العام)  which meets annually
  • The      Committee (اللجنة الساهرة على التقرير وصناعة القرار داخلة المؤسسة)
  • The      Executive Council (المجلس التنفيذي)

The European Federation of Schools through their presidents

April 9 1963 : Creation of FEPE (Federation of European Private Schools) 

The FEPE is created by 30 schools in Barcelona (Spain)

First President :

Jean MORET, Director of the Florimont Institute in Geneva (Switzerland). 1963-1964. His presidency was very short because he joined the priesthood in 1964, he became a Benedictine monk and retired to the Abbey of Einsielden (Switzerland).

Subsequent Presidents :

Maurice MOREAU – Switzerland – 1965-1968
René DUPUIS – Switerland – 1969-1972
Jésus LOPEZ MEDEL – Spain – 1973-1977

October 31 1977: The FEPE becomes The FEDE: European Federation of Schools . 

Presidents :

Helmut FREUND – Germany – 1978-1982
Gaston DUTILLEUL – France – 1982-1993
Felipe SEGOVIA OLMO – Spain – 1993-1999
Edouard JAGODNIK – France – since 1999 


Significant events which have affected the FEDE, from 1998 to the present day


Creation of a professional FEDE structure.  Rental of a small office in a Business Centre in Lyon.  Recruitment of 2 permanent workers


Publication of the first edition of the General Exam Guide 
- Implementation of ECTS  =
credits are awarded for students who have successfully completed their studies, (منح تقدم للناجحين).
- Development of the Diploma Supplement ( تطوير كل ما من شأنه الإسهام في دعم شواهد وديبلومات المؤسسة)


The team grows:  move to independent premises at 9 quai Tilsitt in Lyon.


Publication of the first edition of ( الطبعة الأولى لكتاب) “Enjeux et Rouages de l’Europe actuelle” (“Challenges and Mechanisms in Modern Europe”)


Publication of the first edition of “Entreprises, concurrence et Europe” (“Companies, Competition and Europe”)

IACBE, American accreditation organization validates FEDE diplomas


First edtion of "Citoyenneté Démocratique et Droits de l’homme" (“Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights”)  for the secondary education audience.
The General Meeting of Directors vote for the restructuration of FEDE (European Federation of Schools) :
-  The creation of the EUROPA EDUCATION foundation
-  Creation of  the FEDUCA Ltd.  Putting into place of Quality Controls in FEDE Examination Centres 


FEDUCA launches a wide overhaul of existing exams and starts the development of range of FEDE exams.


Activity increases:  Move to 5, rue Sala in Lyon. The premises at 9 quai Tilsitt are kept on for logistics concerning the organization of exams
Development by FEDUCA of the first two e-learning products for FEDE (UCA1 and A2)
Launch of a marketing plan by FEDUCA
FEDUCA creates the partner company E Learning : FEDUCA ONLINE
Edouard JAGODNIK, President of the European Federation of Schools (FEDE), is elected President the “Commission for Culture, Science and Education”  for the Conference of INGOs given a participative statute in the European Council.


Launch of Leonardo Youth Mobility Scholarships.(اطلاق المنح الدراسية "ليوناردو" لحركية الشباب)

51 mobility scholarships are granted by the European Commission via The European Education and Training Agency France.

Release of PREPA DEES

Two years of preparatory training for DEES (European Higher Studies Diploma) 

Opening of a virtual document resource(افتتاح مكتبة وهمية او رقميمة لفائدة الطلبة)

The European Federation of Schools (FEDE) and CYBERLIBRIS, virtual library, signed a contract allowing members schools to benefit from a virtual document resource for their students at an attractively negotiated price.

The FEDE and Europe

The European Federation of Schools is at the heart of a European mechanism for education.

Since its creation, The European Federation of Schools (FEDE) has been dedicated to the promotion and application of Fundamental Educational Rights and the development of a genuine European Space for higher Education.

Its presence at the heart of European Institutions has allowed it to fulfil its vocation and pursue its objectives on a multinational level.

The FEDE and the European Council

The European Federation of Schools (FEDE) has a participatory status in the European Council (previously consultative) since 1985.
This status is granted to INGOs (International Non Governmental Organisations) which are particularly representative within their field of expertise on a European level and who by their activities are able to support the actions of the European Council and to transmit their activities to European citizens.

To this date 400 European INGOs have been given this statute.

The resulting cooperation of this statute takes numerous forms, from consultation to a real cooperation in specific projects.

Collectively all INGOs allocated a participative statute form the “Conference of INGOs“ which meets four times per year in Strasbourg, at the Palais de l’Europe.
The activities of this Conference are organized in themed Commissions and transversal groups..
The Commission “Culture, Sciences and Education” and the Commission “Human Rights” are the two commissions that encompass the majority of the objectives and missions of the FEDE (European Federation of Schools ).
The Commission “Culture, Sciences and Education“ is presided by Edouard JAGODNIK (President of the European Federation of Schools ) since October 2008 for a period of three years.
This function allows the FEDE to be directly at the heart of a European body concerning education and represents a strong asset in its work in terms of information, knowledge, involvement, exchanges, etc...

Working themes created by the Commission "Culture, Sciences and Education" :

  • Education      towards democratic citizenship and human rights
  • Education      and health
  • Multi-perspective      history teaching
  • The      profession of the teacher in the 21st century
  • Higher      Education in Europe
  • The      inclusive dimension of education
  • Access      to digital media for all
  • The      identity of Europe
  • Science,      Society and Ethics