CIEP is the education and training service of the Christian Worker Movement and its constitutive organizations the ANMC – Alliance Nationale des Mutualités chrétiennes (+ 4 million members) and the CSC – National Confederation of Christian trade unions (+ 1,5 million affiliates), it is active on the whole territory of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
The CIEP provide tools and training activities (long life/continuing education and training) mainly for managers, staff and activists of social organizations, as well as other audiences (jobseekers). CIEP fulfill, as a cultural movement, a whole range of information and training activities, education and training about cultural, economic, social and political issues. To accomplish its missions, the CIEP asbl use the methods of popular education, targeting mainly the popular public in rural as well in urban areas.
The activities of CIEP are decentralized in 9 federations covering the entire territory of the French-speaking Belgium (Federation Wallonia-Brussels). CIEP employs more than 200 people (trainers, facilitators, researchers and management staff). Our concern is to give groups and individuals the necessary tools to help them in their engagement as citizens and stakeholders and contribute to the development of a democratic society with a real democratization of knowledge and enhancement of collective action.
We have developed an expertise in the fields of: multiculturalism issues, land-use planning, local development, entrepreneurship, integration of adults, social tourism and responsible consumption.