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European federation of Christian teachers

A place for teachers to meet

SIESC, founded in 1954 as Secrétariat International des Enseignants Secondaires Catholiques, has developed into a meeting-place for Christian teachers of all denominations and of all forms and levels of schools in Europe. Colleagues of other religions and colleagues without religious denomination are welcome as guests.

SIESC is involved in the developments in the world and in the churches of today. A special concern is the understanding of cultural changes and their effects on teaching in the Europe of today.

SIESC wants to provide a European platform for the objectives of the various national associations of Christian teachers and their members, to promote their co-operation and friendship and to point out the close connection between professional life and religious life.


Its activities

  1. Annual international meetings in summer , every year organized in a different country.
  2. Contact with and participation in the activities of NG0s : Pax Romana-ICMICA (International Catholic Movement of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs) and meetings of international Catholic organizations of education and teaching at Rome.
  3. A newsletter published several times a year

Its functioning

The members of SIESC

  1. Members of SIESC are the following associations : for Austria the VCL, for the Czech Republic the UKPCR, for Croatia the HKDPD, for France the CdEP, for Italy the UCIIM and the AIDU, for Romania the AGRU, for Slovenia the DKPS. There are also associated members of SIESC : for Poland the  KIK and for the Slovak Republic le ZKPS. In the activities of SIESC there also participate colleagues from Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Luxemburg, Norway, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine.
  2. Colleagues that are not members of a member association can become individual members of SIESC. They need only address a letter of application to the president of SIESC; it will be examined and accepted by the executive board; the fee for individual membership is 15 EURO at the moment.

The Council and the Executive Board of SIESC

SIESC is administered by  a Council that consists of the Executive Board and the delegates of the member associations.
The Executive Board is formed at the moment (since 2022) as follows:


Alin TAT, Grigorescu 48, RO-400304 Cluj-Napoca

Vice-Presidents :

Cathérine LE COZ, 4 av. de Buissières, F-38360 Sassenage


Alfonso BARBARISI, Via Petrarca 151, I-80122 Napoli

Secretary General:

Rosa Maria FALA, Via Galliano 26, I-95045 Misterbianco (CT)


Christine ANTOINE, 7 rue Georges Feadeau, F - 10300 Sainte Savine

Honorary Presidents:  

Gabriele PEUS, Hittorfstraße , D - 48149 Münster


Wolfgang RANK, Markt 210,  A - 2880 Kirchberg / Wechsel




of the 14 preceding international meetings of SIESC

Please note!

SIESC publishes the talks of the meetings provided by the speakers. Responsibility for the contents remains with the speakers.

2023 Sätila (Sweden)

Children's right to spiritual development

2022 Tirana (Albania)

Without memory no moving forward

2021 Online

Imagine the future. Let us dare to dream for Europe, for the Church and for teaching
2020 No meeting because of the pandemic

2019 Tainach/Tinje (Austria)

The contribution of schools to integration by reasonable inclusion

2018 Trier (Germany)

Law - Freedom - Responsibility

2017 Vichy (France)

Fraternity - a challenge for our time

2016 Cluj (Romania) Identity and Living together: Educating to Plurality
2015 Rom (Italiy) Otium et negotium: Educating young people to the human dimension of work
2014 Kranj (Slovenia) Art, spirituality, education
2013 St.Pölten (Austria) Chances, challenges and risks of preschool support for the development of 3 to 6 year-old children
2012 Brussels (Belgium) Position and role of religions and churches in a Europe of multiple convictions
2011 Warszawa (Poland) Spirit of community versus spectres of the past: the role of teachers, especially Christian teachers, in the purification of recent past

2009 Strasbourg (France)

Education to citizenship in our diverse European countries

2008 Agrigento  (Italy)

Education to spirituality and interculture - two great riches of Europe yesterday, today and tomorrow