International Conference on Humanism and Ecological Transition

On 12 November 2008, free faculties from the following countries met in Paris: Austria, Spain, France and the Czech Republic to found the first "European Association of Free Faculties".

Grouping the following institutions:

  • Abat Oliba Universitat (Spain)
  • Centre for Philosophical Studies (France)
  • Cevro Institute (Czech Republic)
  • Faculté Libre de Droit et d'Economie et de Gestion (France)
  • Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures (France) *
  • Institut Catholique de Rennes (France) *
  • IRCOM (France) *
  • Institute of Comparative Philosophy (France) *
  • ITI Catholic University (Austria)

CEU Abat-Oliba (Centro de Estudios Universitarios) in Barcelona - together with CEU San Pablo in Madrid and CEU Cardenal Herrera in Valencia - is a privately managed university and a social initiative of the CEU Educational Group, an activity of the "Catholic Association of Propagandists". CEU universities are ranked sixth in Spain and 401-500th in the rest of the world in the 2021 edition of the Times World University Ranking.

Officially recognised as a private university in 2003, Abat Oliba CEU has more than 40 years of experience as an institution of higher education, with a strong commitment to Catholic thought in education and research.

It currently has 3 schools: Law and Business, Communication, Education and Humanities and Psychology with 14 undergraduate programmes, 4 of them bilingual - 17 master's programmes, 8 postgraduate programmes and an International Doctoral School offering 4 doctoral programmes (Humanities for the Contemporary World, Law and Economics, Social Communication and Translational Medicine).

CEU Abat Oliba is committed to excellence in teaching and research and stands out for its high student satisfaction and employment rates, certified by several surveys carried out by independent bodies.

The Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Ávila was founded by the bishopric of the diocese of Ávila in 1996.
It comprises 3 schools: Sciences and Arts, Social Sciences and Law, and Health Sciences.

The University offers a global education combining culture, study and research. In addition, it offers significant and quality results, as well as strong professional and human values inspired by the Gospel.

In order to adapt to the personal needs of the students, the University of Avila has developed cutting-edge, modern and active educational technology.

Located in the heart of Paris, the IPC has more than 50 years of experience serving students. It is a Private Institution of Higher Education of General Interest (EESPIG), under contract with the State, which offers 6 university courses in the humanities and social sciences, accessible on Parcoursup. It also offers 3 institutional diplomas. The IPC aims to train, through philosophy, the executives of tomorrow in many areas of the professional world: management, human resources, communication, journalism, marketing, commerce, teaching, education, etc.

IPC is a school of excellence that helps develop a sense of responsibility and challenge in a rapidly changing world where the obvious must be questioned with intelligence and courage.

The International Theological Institute is an ecclesiastical faculty for the study of Catholic theology as a whole. Within this whole, special attention is given to the subject of marriage and the family.
Courses are in English. Regular reading and discussion of difficult texts is required of all students.

The ITI curriculum focuses primarily on the traditions of Western and Eastern theology. In addition to writing, students read the original works of the great masters, such as St. Irenaeus, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas and Newman, to name a few.

ITI has a very diverse international teaching staff and a very good student/performance ratio.

Don't just learn theology, live it.

A project of human formation. The Institut Catholique de Rennes was founded in 1989 by the Diocesan Directorate of Catholic Education (DDEC) of Ille-et-Vilaine within the framework of the laws of 12 July 1875 and 18 March 1880, which allow the creation of free higher education establishments. Its students are awarded state LMD diplomas by the rector's jury procedure: in Law, History, AES (Economic and Social Administration), Modern Letters, Letters and Communication (DU), English (LLCE), English (Law and International Trade).

Together with the universities, it puts its creative dynamism and all its capacity for innovation and training at the service of young people, responding to their demand for training leading to a diploma and a professional qualification. To this end, the focus is on observation and training courses.

The ICR, recognised as EESPIG in 2018, develops its programmes within the framework of the LMD, seeking a comprehensive training of the student's personality, bringing together the human, scientific and professional dimensions, insisting on the training of responsibility and initiative towards the needs of society through the use of the associative spirit.

Located in the heart of the city of La Roche-sur-Yon, the Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures (ICES) is a university school with an international vocation* which awards State diplomas in the 1st and 2nd cycle. Thanks to a competent and available teaching staff and the small number of students, which allows for personal supervision, almost 9 out of 10 students pass their exams.

The Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures (ICES) is a private higher education institution structured around seven classic university courses: Biology, Law, History, Languages, Modern and Classical Literature, Mathematics-Physics, Political Science.

These courses lead to first and second cycle state university diplomas, either through the rector's jury appointed by the Rector of the Académie de Nantes or through agreements with state universities.

The Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures, created in 1989 on the joint initiative of the Vendée Diocesan Authority and the local authorities (mainly the Department and the Region), implements an innovative educational concept, that of a University School (registered trademark) which relies on an effective training tool whose success is a permanent challenge.

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