The Council of Europe is an intergovernmental organisation established on 5 May 1949 by the Treaty of London and has 47 members. The work of the Council of Europe benefits to a large extent from contacts and co-operation with the dynamic elements of society represented by INGOs. Currently, one of its main challenges is to strengthen INGOs and civil society and to develop participatory democracy.
Partners of FEDE degrees
Council of Europe
The FEDE is one of the INGOs enjoying participatory status; it joins 400 other INGOs twice a year in Strasbourg on the occasion of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.
The President of the FEDE, Claude Vivier le Got, was elected on 29 June 2017 President of the Education and Culture Committee of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.
International Organization of the Francophonie
The International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) brings together 88 States and governments (including 54 full members, 7 associate members and 27 observers), representing more than a third of the United Nations Member States.
France is the leading contributor to the Francophonie and supports the actions of the Francophonie in the fields of education, higher education and research. In particular, it participates in defining the objectives and monitoring the activities and programs of Francophone institutions active in the fields of education and research.
The Heads of State and Government members of the OIF, meeting in Dakar in 2014 for their 15th Summit, decided to provide the Francophonie with a new tool to support countries in their efforts to improve their education systems: the Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Education et la Formation (IFEF).
IFEF implements cooperation programmes in the education sector, giving priority to the basic education and vocational and technical training sub-sectors.
IFEF builds the capacity of OIF member states and governments and its partners to improve the quality of French-language education programmes.
The Commission nationale de la certification professionnelle (CNCP) is a French government commission, responsible since 2002 for listing the supply of professional certifications, evaluating professional qualification certificates and issuing recommendations to training institutes.
In 2014, the FEDE made the recognition of these diplomas a priority. Since then, 11 certificates of competence have been registered in the CNCP inventory and three titles have been officially registered in the RNCP.
The FEDE now offers a range of recognised professional titles and certificates, covering approximately 80% of the professions prepared by FEDE member schools.
Created in the 2000s by the Swiss Federation for Continuing Education (FSEA), the eduQua label was designed to meet market requirements and enable recruiters to identify the most relevant training organisations.
This label certifies the quality of continuing training institutes according to six criteria: the training offer, the quality of the training, the information available, the quality of the trainers, the quality management system and the direction taken by the training institute.
The eduQua label guarantees the quality of an institution and is a real asset for young professionals when it comes to entering the job market. In 2018, the Confederation’s FSEA awarded FEDE this certificate of excellence, eduQua. In 2019, the FEDE obtained the renewal of its label, which recognizes the impartiality of its examinations.
FEDE diplomas are validated by IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education).
IACBE is an international accrediting body based in the United States and depends on CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation), as does AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
IACBE supports higher education institutions in the implementation of quality training programmes around the world.
It promotes excellence in training: pedagogical excellence and excellence in professional integration.
A very important professional federation with more than 800 member companies, the FEEF (Fédération des Entreprises et des Entrepreneurs de France), by the recognition it gives to European FEDE diplomas, confirms the professional quality of the Bachelor and Master diplomas in the business management field.
Through this agreement, the FEEF and the FEDE mark their commitment to the training of young people and strengthen the links between companies and the international network of FEDE graduates.
This strategic partnership was designed as a springboard to employment for FEDE graduates. It promotes their professional integration and facilitates bridges between FEDE schools and FEEF member companies.
Created in 1962, the FNIH is made up of 12 Regional Hotel Industry Associations (ARIH) and hotel chains bringing together 3,600 accommodation units located in the different regions of Morocco.
The FNIH acts on behalf of hotel establishments, in particular to represent them before the public authorities, inform them, advise them and assist them in the procedures relating to their activities.
In partnership with the operators concerned, the FNIH participates in particular in the training of human resources, contributes to the improvement of the tourist environment, the organisation of the hotel profession and finally participates in the promotion of Moroccan tourism.
By this agreement, the FNIH recognises the relevance and quality of FEDE’s training programmes: Foundation Degree in Tourism and Hospitality, European Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality, European Bachelor in Spa Business Management, European Master in Management and Tourism Strategies; in terms of acquiring professional skills with regard to the needs of the hotel and tourism sector, a particularly dynamic sector of activity in Morocco (2nd sector creating jobs and contributing to GDP).
Founded in 1989 by the University of Cambridge (UK) and the University of Salamanca (Spain), ALTE is a British INGO and official network of European language test providers. ALTE works to promote accurate evaluation of language skills in Europe and across the world.
The FEDE has the status of institutional affiliate at ALTE. It contributes to ALTE projects and benefits from the Association’s linguistic expertise and reputation for quality.
The FEDE’s Modern European Language Certificate tests and certifies all four language skills: written and spoken comprehension and expression. It allows successful test takers to evidence their knowledge of a modern language and their ability to communicate successfully in a range of professional contexts.