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...