María Teresa Carballeira Rivera, the Executive Secretary of the CGU, and Mariano Jabonero, the Secretary General of the OEI, during the meeting held at the General Secretary of the organisation in Madrid. Image courtesy of the EOI.

The alliance between the Compostela Group of Universities and the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture will run until 2026. 

The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) and the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (by its initials in Spanish OEI) held a meeting today to formalise a framework agreement between the two institutions at the OEI General Secretariat. The meeting was attended by María Teresa Carballeira Rivera, the Executive Secretary of the CGU; Mariano Jabonero, the Secretary General of the OEI; Natalia Armijos and Ana Capilla, the general directors for Culture and Higher Education of the organisation.

María Teresa Carballeira Rivera considered that, due to the synergies in common, it is “an exciting and forward-looking relationship”. “There are two clear lines of cooperation in the areas of higher education and culture, especially cultural routes”, she explained. She also stated that the will of both entities is to “advance in specific projects that contribute to the union of the higher education areas of Europe and Ibero-America”.

Under the agreement, the CGU and the OEI will develop joint initiatives in Europe and Ibero-America in the areas of science, culture, higher education, human rights, heritage, pilgrimage routes and cultural routes and itineraries. Collaboration in these areas will extend until 2026.

The Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture

Under the motto “We make cooperation happen”, the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) is, since 1949, the first intergovernmental organisation for South-South cooperation in the Ibero-American space. It currently has 23 member states and 19 national offices, in addition to its General Secretariat in Madrid.