European Culture and Citizenship

European Culture and Citizenship

The Federation for Education in Europe (FEDE) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) endowed with participatory status with the Council of Europe (47 member states and over 800 million citizens). More specifically, the FEDE is a member of the Conference of INGOs, the voice and representative of civil society before the Council of Europe.

The leading human rights defence organisation in Europe, the Council of Europe ensures the primacy of the law, political stability and the promotion of cultural identity in Europe in all its various forms.

The FEDE promotes the European spirit and the values of Europe. It promotes ideas pertaining to human dignity, tolerance, openness to others, peace, human rights, solidarity and democracy.

The FEDE actively participates in structuring a vast common European space for higher education, contributes to European developments in terms of education, and facilitates comprehensibility and acknowledgement of the training programmes on an international scale in order to:

  • Encourage mobility and exchanges;
  • Facilitate mingling and dialogue between different cultures, and;
  • Contribute to establishing a genuine sense of European citizenship.

The FEDE is registered under European Union transparency register 
(identification number: 313869925841-90)

“We place the founding values of the Council of Europe at the heart of the commitments of our Federation. All of our research work, all of our pedagogical materials, all of our actions and all of our courses are conceived around the issues of Citizenship, Democracy and Human Rights. As understanding the Council of Europe of yesterday and tomorrow, is creating an opportunity to ambitiously conceive and build the democracies of tomorrow. It is also transmitting the values that impel us, in order to help establish a new generation of European citizens, and of the world in general, who are exposed to global stakes and advocate for ideals of progress,” explains Claude Vivier Le Got, Chairwoman of the FEDE and Chairwoman of the Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.

All of FEDE’s European diplomas are structured around a set of shared competencies: European culture and citizenship.

In all programme cycles and specialities, FEDE graduates are made aware of the background of the genesis and construction of Europe, Community rules, the role of European institutions and how they function, the place Europe occupies in the world and the challenges it faces.

The FEDE Research Institute, drawing on the perspectives and contributions of its international experts, places Europe at the heart of its thought processes and publications. Two recent publications are fully dedicated to the same:

Lastly, FEDE’s pedagogical teams have designed 4 reference books, at the disposal of all FEDE students, which are based on Europe, the European project, its history, values and challenges.

Europe: uniqueness of values, cultural diversity

This resource traces European history back to its origins and recalls the main milestones of contemporary European education, describes its implications on civilizations, cultures and geopolitical issues, and analyses the concept of European citizenship.

Building Europe, its institutions in an international setting

This resource describes the major international organizations and INGOs by emphasizing the fundamental role played by the Council of Europe.
It presents the European Union institutions and how they function, as well as the general aspects of the laws that govern them, including the rules attached to its various policies.
Lastly, the publication reinstates the debate regarding the future of Europe’s growth.

Intercultural management and human resources in Europe

This resource is designed to help identify and understand the cultural components and stakes at hand in an intercultural professional environment.
It also serves as a valuable source of information regarding the various aspects of human resources in Europe.

Businesses, competition and Europe

This resource defines key concepts: business, competition and the market, then explores the essential rules for ensuring good competitive conditions.
Designed by specialists, it is an indispensable resource in the library of any student, business or any law professional involved with business economics in Europe