As a platform for discussion and a meeting point, the CIEP organises symposiums and conferences. In conjunction with various partners including the World Bank, UNESCO, the OECD, the European Commission and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CIEP acts as a think-tank for reflection on current issues in education.
Specialised in language teaching methods and the current situation in the French and in foreign education systems, the Resource Centre contributes to this reflection. Its resources include some 20,000 publications, and it actively works to monitor education issues. It also has a bibliographical database, and produces and distributes documents and publications available online.
The CIEP publishes the Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres, which sheds new light on major education matters. As a forum for key issues in education, it invites French and foreign experts to examine their own education systems and to put them into perspective. Each issue is built around a special feature, accompanied by information on education systems and in-progress reforms, selective bibliographies, and online resources.