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Organization

The organization of Fe y Alegria is characterized by the functional autonomy of countries, regions and centers, but always within a sharing of common principles and objectives and a solidarity of concerns and projects.


It is a movement based on participative management, marked by the presence and action of committed lay people and various religious institutes in co-responsibility with the Society of Jesus, founder and promoter of the organization.


In each of the countries Fe y Alegria operates as a private non-profit organization, incorporated according to the legal requirements and with the support of the national governments. On the international plane, Fe y Alegria functions as a federation of the national organizations and is registered as a social welfare organization, based in the city of Caracas.


The International Federation of Fe y Alegria promotes the joint creation and the continual revision of the Movement’s Project for Popular Education and Social Development; it encourages and assists cooperative actions and projects among member countries; it facilitates good communication and the sharing of experiences; it impels the expansion of the movement to new countries; and it provides a platform for representation in and dialogue with international organizations.


The highest authority of the Federation is the General Assembly, which is made up of the National Directors, the General Coordinator of the Federation, the members of the Board of Directors, an additional qualified delegate from each country and the President of the Latin American Jesuit Provincials Conference. The executive responsibility lies in the Board of Directors, composed of four persons: the General Coordinator, who is legal representative of the Federation, and three others elected by the General Assembly.


Every year the Federation holds its general Assembly, which is the decision-making body determining the objectives and activities of the Federation, and also holds an International Congress, which serves to foster reflection on themes of interest, to analyze programs or activities common to all countries and to facilitate the exchange of information and experiences within the Movement.

Organización, septiembre 2005