The European Federation of Catholic Universities (EFCU) was created in 1991 with the conviction of being able to offer a
new contribution to the network of Catholic universities, building on the positive path of European integration, now close to the achievement of the European Union. At the end of the 1990s, the FUCE conducted a comparative study that revealed the wealth and commonalities between the different Catholic universities in Europe. It thus showed the need to strengthen existing links, even after the implementation of the Bologna Process, which since June 1999 aimed at making academic qualifications of European universities comparable and encouraging the mobility of students, teachers and researchers.
EFCU brings together Catholic universities in Europe and Lebanon.