Past events

Task Force Meeting 2019

Task Force Meeting 2019

On May 5 -8 2019 members and supporters of three JECSE Task Forces met in Salamanca to talk about new collaborative European initiatives on three major topics: Global Citizenship, Safeguarding, and collaboration in Staff Formation. The Task Force initiative was a result of the last annual JECSE meeting of the European Education Delegates, that had ‘networking as a new way of proceeding’ as its main theme. 

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Formators Conference 2019

Formators Conference 2019

At the end of March 2019, 32 European participants gathered for the yearly JECSE Formators Conference, in Manresa Spirituality Centre in Dublin this time. ‘Educating Magis – Between Academic and Human Excellence’ was this years’ theme. 

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Pastoral Conference 2019

Pastoral Conference 2019

In this meaningful place of Manresa, where Ignatius discovered God’s presence in this world, we focussed together on our common mission, as the soul of our engagement every day. Remembering Father General Arturo Sosa’s words during the last worldwide Conference for Jesuit Education in Rio de Janeiro, we started with the notion of reconciliation as being at the heart of our JECSE collaboration: 

…striving for a kind of education that helps us to understand human beings and the world in all their complexity, so that that human beings can configure the world in a way that is more compassionate, and therefore more divine.

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Delegates Meeting 2018

Delegates Meeting 2018

Education Delegates from Jesuit Provinces across Europe (JECSE) gathered for their annual meeting in the Old Abbey of Drongen, Belgium (Nov 28th – Dec 1st).
Franck Janin sj, as president of the JCEP, opened the meeting and expressed his sincere gratitude to the Steering Committee for all their work during the interim period when the search for MT Michel’s successor was taking place. He also welcomed Ilse Dekker and thanked her for her generosity and willingness to serve as the new director of JECSE.

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Formators Conference 2018

Formators Conference 2018

For the 2018 JECSE Formators Conference we welcomed 26 participants from Belgium North and South, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands. 

The theme of our meeting was ‘being Ignatian in a secularised context’; a continuation of the conversation begun in JESEDU-Rio. Our purpose was to explore how – as Ignatian educators – we can find new ways to meet the ‘needs of the times’ in our European context. 

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Headmasters Conference 2018

Headmasters Conference 2018

The Loyola retreat center in northern Spain was swathed in snow at the end of February as it hosted a major gathering of the head masters of Jesuit schools in Europe.   
 A 125 head masters travelled from across Europe to the birth place of St Ignatius for the triennial European Jesuit Primary and Secondary Education Conference (JECSE) entitled “Can we talk about Jesus – Jesuit schools in a multi-faith context”.

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