(Jesuit European Committee for primary and Secondary Education)
is the organization that promotes Jesuit education in Europe
in creative fidelity to the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola.
The (lay and Jesuit) Education Delegates
in the European region
(including the Near East and Russia)
support their schools in offering education
in the Jesuit tradition
according to the Ignatian ethos:
Change the world in Christ’s image;
Transform yourself and your community;
Seek truth in all you do;
Go forth and set the world on fire!
Together the 179 (primary and secondary) schools belonging to the European Jesuit network receive more than 198,000 students.
The dream of Jesuit Education is 'to form men and women with and for others'.
To provide an education that can be transformative. That can, in combining human with academic excellence, and in addressing the whole human being, work the true ‘Magis’: make us more joyful and wise, more sensitive and committed
to the people around us and to the planet we inhabit.
"Through education we want to understand human beings and the world in all their complexity, so that human beings can configure the world in a way
that is more compassionate, and therefore more divine.”
(Fr. General Arturo Sosa sj, JESEDU Conference for Jesuit Education, Rio de Janeiro, 2017)
We strive for our schools to be places of hope and reconciliation.
Reconciliation with all the people around us, in a true humanization;
with the earth, in awe of the beauty of creation;
and with God, in the discovery of His unconditional love, as revealed by Jesus.
JECSE is one of the networks for European interprovincial collaboration belonging to the JCEP (Jesuit Conference of European Provincials).
JECSE supports global collaboration through active membership of ICAJE (International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education).
JECSE, like all regional networks within the global network, is linked to Educate Magis, the online community that connects educators from schools in the Jesuit network around the world.