Labs - Instructions

The lab is a strong time in the congress. It is the time where we will discuss the commitments proposed by the congress to the catholic schools of the world until the next congress. There will be 8 themes and each attendee will have to choose 4 of them.

Each lab is organized by languages, in order for the participants to better understand and to allow them to better express themselves in a more familiar cultural context.

In each lab, there will be one moderator and two speakers. The speakers were chosen so each continent and each region within the OIEC could be represented. The non-formal education sector will also be represented, as it is very important for formal and non-formal education to meet. The speaker will not be a super star here to make a show, but a committed field actor, recognized for the quality of the project he or she will be presenting. This project must be transposable and adaptable to different situations. It should mostly, represent a strong hope for the world. It is both a contribution to Education 2030 and to Laudato Si (Educatio Si).

The speaker will describe an innovating experience – linked with the theme of the lab - he or she has conducted in his/her field. In each lab, there will be two speakers. After the two talks, the moderator will organize a discussion with the lab’s participants around the theme of the lab, illustrated by the two presentations.

The goal of this discussion is to agree on two or three commitments, which could be suggested to the catholic schools of the world for the four years to come. The moderators of the three labs (English, French and Spanish) will then come together to review and summarize the propositions made during the lab. From this work, a final text will be written and announce at the closing ceremony at the United Nations, with the selected commitments for the four years to come.

List of themes:

  1. For a new format of education, adapted to change, and grounded in a culture of dialogue
  2. For a Christian identity of the school, founded in an evangelical root
  3. For an inclusive school, open to all and especially to the peripheries
  4. For training leaders and teachers adapted to contemporary educational realities
  5. For a quality education, inspired by the Gospel and oriented towards the preservation of the Common House (Laudato Si).
  6. For a positive and constructive presence in the international organizations (Education 2030 – SGD 4)
  7. For the design of tools and resources adapted to the preservation objective of the Common House
  8. For the protection of the Child against all forms of abuse