The CIEP is the public institution for educational and training cooperation within the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. It implements French and international expertise in the context of sector-based projects, provides training programmes alongside its partners and responds to requests from French and foreign institutions.
Support for public education policies
With international guidelines in mind, the CIEP supports the provision of high-quality education for everyone, as this contributes to individual freedom, economic development and improvement in collective living conditions. The CIEP assists the implementation of public education and training policies which seek to improve the quality of education systems. It operates in the context of sector-based projects which are funded by bilateral or multilateral cooperation institutions (Agence Française de Développement, European Union, World Bank and regional development banks) and helps implement France’s public development assistance policy, notably in Africa.
From pre-primary to higher education, and from general to vocational education
The CIEP provides decision-makers and education managers with the most cutting-edge skills and know-how and the most effective technical and educational tools. From pre-primary to higher education, and general and technical to professional education, the CIEP works on all aspects covering governance, planning, public policy assessment, institutional reinforcement, skills training for educational managers and support for educational reform. It adopts a contextualised approach based on cooperation and co-construction, supported by a network of national and international partners.
Fields of expertise
The CIEP works on all aspects covering governance, planning, public policy assessment, institutional reinforcement, skills training for educational managers and support for educational reform.
The CIEP takes part in the design, response to and follow-up of calls for projects and proposals from the European Commission. As the leader or partner within consortia made up of French and foreign public and private actors, it thus contributes to international discussions on education. Recent projects run by the CIEP: Eurosocial I and II (Improving social cohesion in Latin America) and Tremplin (Helping young professional education graduates into work).
Hosting foreign delegations in the education sector
The French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research has entrusted the CIEP with the development of guided visits to France for senior education managers, senior education staff, teachers and trainers. One of the hosting unit’s main roles is to present the overarching structure of the French educational system.