After many years of continous commitment, Dr Peter Schreiner is stepping down as moderator of the CoGREE steering group. The International Association for Christian Education (IV), one of the founding CoGREE member organisations, volunteered to take up this function. From this summer on for one year, the IV Secretary Michael Jacobs will become interim moderator. Then, his colleague and President of IV, Piet Jansen, will take over.

“We regret Peter Schreiner’s resignation and are grateful for the fruitful cooperation he has established with CoGREE over many years”, says Michael Jacobs, until this summer headteacher of a Protestant school in Germany. “The IV is happy to continue this important work and is grateful for the other CoGREE members’ trust.”

The CoGREE moderator’s tasks include chairing the biannual meetings, setting the agenda and monitoring European developments in the field of religion and education. The moderator works together with the Secretary, a role that Lesley Prior, EFTRE representative, will continue.

Dr Peter Schreiner states: “I have always underlined the importance of CoGREE as a network of mutual support and encouragement for religion in education and not at least as a promoter of European collaboration and enjoyed working together with the COGREE members. I am happy that IV is taking on this responsibility and my good wishes are with Michael Jacobs and Piet Jansen.”

The first meeting chaired by Michael Jacobs as moderator will take place on 4th December 2020 via zoom.

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