Created in 1945, the CIEP is an institution of the French Ministry of National Education.
Its missions, which are part of the government’s international cooperation priorities, centre on three areas of activity:
- cooperation in the areas of education, professional training and the quality of higher education;
- support for the promotion of the French language around the world by training teachers and education managers and by issuing certifications in French;
- international mobility for people through language assistant and teacher exchange programmes, as well as the issuing of foreign qualification comparability certificates.
To carry out its projects, the CIEP relies on the know-how of a team of 250 staff as well as on a network of over 1 000 experts and national and international partners.