“We are not alone” C. Freinet


Greeting to all,

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the RIDEF Organizing Committee has officially decided to cancel the 2020 Rencontre Internationale des Éducateurs Freinet.  This decision, after five years of collaboration and hard work, was not an easy one.  However, it was inevitable considering the evolution of the measures being taken and recommendations made by the WHO and governmental authorities.   

This year’s RIDEF meeting will not be carried forward to 2021.  This is due to economic instability, both local and world-wide. Also, other organizations and associations already have events planned for 2021 and RIDEF 2022 is scheduled to go forth in Morocco.

Currently, the RIDEF organizing committee is working to terminate the 2020 meeting and refund our participants.  We will keep you up to date with developments via the RIDEF website and Facebook page.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has lent a hand throughout this wonderful  project, both at the local and international levels.

On a final note, we encourage you to take care of yourselves and your loved ones.  As Freneit himself said in 1924, “We are not alone”.

2020 Quebec RIDEF organizing committee.

Note from the organizing committee

The next meeting of the RIDEF 2020 organizing committee will be held on April 4. We hope to have all the relevant information to make an informed decision regarding the holding of RIDEF 2020. In the meantime, we are vigilant about the current situation and we are following the evolution of the VIDOC-19 pandemic. The decision we will make will be based on information from the FIMEM Board of Directors, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Quebec, Canadian and international government measures.

Don’t worry, we will keep you informed as soon as possible and we thank you for waiting for our next message on this subject before asking us about the possibility of cancellation, reimbursement, etc.

Attention! Attention! Long workshops wanted

Yes! All we have at the moment is one long workshop. We’d like to organize a more precise program but we’ve noticed that the community has not yet mobilized to offer all the richness of its knowledge… So we invite all Freinet pedagogy stakeholders to share their workshop proposals with us so that we can begin the registration of the 250 or so participants in the so-called long workshops.

We take this opportunity to thank all those who proposed short workshops. The variety of choices leads us to believe that this RIDEF 2020 will be of great richness.

It’s now time to propose your workshops

We are finally ready to compile your proposals for long and short workshops for this XXXIIIrd RIDEF. We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm the holding of your workshop.
We would like to thank all those who have already registered on the old platform. We will communicate with you very soon. If you don’t hear from us, don’t hesitate to register again.

Already 70 registered

Happy New Year to all! May 2020 prosper in projects and achievements.

We are pleased to announce that registrations are going well and as of January 9, 2020, we are already 70 registered. For the Organizing Committee, this is a source of enthusiasm and excitement. The year is shaping up well!