“Why haven‘t we done this before?” This was the reaction of one of the participants at the European networking event on education, which took place in Münster (Germany) on 2nd December 2022. For the first time eleven European organisations working in the field of education came together to explore common interests. Quickly it became clear: we have a lot in common!

After having presented the organisations they are engaged in, the participants got a first glimpse of the knots that may tie them together to an even stronger net. The group of 11 investigated four areas: target groups, activities, topics and challenges. And even though some organisations work on religious education as a subject at school, others in adult education and the next with children in congregations or at Christian schools, similar interests started to appear.

The resume of this first adventure was unanimously positive and it was agreed to continue the exchange on the aspects of common interest identified together. The evening was rounded off with a cup of mulled wine at the Christmas market and a shared dinner.

Participating organisations:

CEECEuropean Committee for Catholic Education
CECConference of European Churches
EAEEEuropean Protestant and Anglican Network for life-long learning
ECCEThe European Conference on Christian Education
EFTREEuropean Forum for Teachers of Religious Education
EuFRESEuropean Forum for Religious Education in Schools
ICCSIntereuropean Commission on Church and School
IVInternational Association for Christian Education
PILGRIMInternational Education Network PILGRIM
OIKOSNETEcumenical Association of Academies and Laity Centres in Europe
EBNEuropean Bibliodrama Network

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