THE REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
The members of IFCU can also form associations according to their continental distribution. Obvious cultural and geographical sympathies are the basis of the regional groups which also aim to carry out more efficiently the missions of the Catholic University in the world.
The founding of FUCE (Federation of European Catholic Universities), which is exclusively made up of IFCU member institutions is an example; other initiatives exist in Africa with ACUHIAM (Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutions of Africa and Madagascar), in Asia with ASEACCU (Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities), in Latin America with ODUCAL (Organización de las Universidades Católicas de América Latina) but also ACCU (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities) in North America and the Xavier Board of Higher Education in India. These Regional or continental associations are entirely or partly made up of IFCU member institutions and aim at meeting the specific and more immediate interests of these regions in the spirit of the objectives of the Federation.