FAQ

OUR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Who can join the FEDE?

All body corporations, institutions, schools and independent educational organisations that share the same values as the European Federation of Schools, particularly regarding the creation of a genuine European education area and the freedom of teaching.

When, during the year, can we join?

Membership requests can be done all year long. However, the FEDE Committee gets together every quarter to decide on the appointments.

What are the prerequisite conditions to join?

• The official existence of the school. An official registration of the school as an educational organisation is required.
• The school must have existed for at least one year.

How is a multi-entity group membership appointment organised?

A group composed of several entities will fill in only one membership request that will be studied. Each entity will then be able to join the FEDE by supplying information about its own organisation; however the form will be accepted with no prior instruction by the FEDE.
The entry right will be considered for the whole group. The annual due for the current year should be paid by each entity requesting membership.
All the entities of group must answer to the same organizational and educational methods, and be administratively linked to the group.
The notion of group should be validated by the FEDE at the start of the membership procedure.

What is the status of a school once it has been appointed by the FEDE Committee?

An institution, settled in a European Council member country (47 countries), that just joined becomes an “affiliate member” for a probation period during which no power nor responsibility can be asked from the FEDE. The school becomes a “permanent member” after the General Assembly.
On the contrary, a school that doesn’t belong to a European Council member country gets the “observant member” title: this school would benefit from the same services as an “affiliate member” with the exception of the right to vote.
For more information, consult the « Statuses of the FEDE » and the « Rules and regulations ».

What are the obligations for an institution that has just been tenured?

Within the two years that follow its tenure, the school must come present itself during the new member sessions of the annual General Assembly.

What might the reasons of delisting be?

Not following the rules and regulations of the FEDE.
• Any action that could impair the FEDE.
• Not paying the annual due for two consecutive years.

Is the number of diplomas a school can offer limited for new members?

From the moment a school becomes a member, it can offer all FEDE diplomas provided it can implement the pedagogy required by the diploma specialty.

What is accreditation?

The FEDE accreditation evaluates a specific FEDE professional programme through questionnaires and an online audit.

For further information please contact the FEDE.