english | français | deutsch 

INTRODUCTION TO SIESC

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 half-yearly bulletin in three editions:  SIESC-ACTUEL / SIESC-AKTUELL / SIESC-TODAY

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 Germany the VkdL, for Italy the UCIIM, 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 2017) as follows:

President

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

Vice-Presidents :

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

 

Gisela GERHARDT, Nassegasse 32, D-50939 Köln

Secretary General:

Annelore HECKER, Flassenberger Straße 3, D - 41812 Erkelenz

Treasurer:

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

   

SIESC-today:

Agnès ROSE, 16, rue A.J.Konzett, F - 57820 Lutzelbourg.

Honorary Presidents:  

Gabriele PEUS, Hittorfstraße , D - 48149 Münster

 

Yves CALAIS, 34, ave. du Ct Marceau, F - 25000 Besançon

 

 

PLACES and TOPICS

of the 11 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.

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

2007 Samobor (Croatia)

Spirituality and mission of the Christian teachers in Europe today

2006 Modra (Slovakia)

How to educate in freedom