Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development is a global and
non-profit association founded in Palermo in 2007 and with antennas in other 8
We believe that
education and development are fundamental values to achieve peace and dignity
for all human beings. Each individual and community has the potential to
fulfill its rights. CEIPES acts as a facilitator for activating the community,
through an educational approach in order to create and transform energy and
resources. This process is necessary for both individual and social development.
To foster and
support the sustainable development of local communities and individuals’
empowerment through education and training, human rights and international
To promote non
formal education as a fundamental tool in the education of youth and adults and
as complementary to formal education.
personal and community development through learning mobilities To create new
innovative tools and methodologies to develop useful strategies in the field of
education through the cooperation with public and private entities at local and
study, research and innovation, both methodological and technological, with the
aim of giving scientific support to the the specific activities carried on by
our association To encourage intercultural dialogue with the objective of
fostering mutual understanding and respect between individuals from different
peace, nonviolence and human rights as a fundamental tool reach a world of
equality and solidarity in which all human beings can access to their
CEIPES works at
local, European and international level in synergy with more than 100
organisations, bodies and institutions with the objective of improving
methodologies and technologies in the field of education, developing innovative
strategies and participatory tools in the work with youth and adults, in the
field of education and research through local and international cooperation.
At local level
CEIPES coordinates the CEIPES Network, which is based in Sicily and counts more
than 40 members among organisations, public and private bodies. The aim of the
network is to promote the cooperation among different stakeholder at local
level and to facilitate the access to European opportunities, such as learning
mobilities and European cooperation.
At European and
international level CEIPES works has a strong cooperation with more than 50
NGOs, universities and public bodies. The common pursued by all the partners is
to realize a positive change, to facilitate the social cohesion in the respect
of human rights and the active participation of all individuals for their full
personal and collective fulfillment.