CIEM is an organization created in November 2011, subject to the provisions of French law of July 1st , 1901. Its purpose is to help publicize the work and thought of St. Eugene de Mazenod, Founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the universal reach of his message through linking with any person or entity with an interest in the work of St. Eugene. CIEM also wants to preserve and maintain the historical space, the cradle of the Congregation, located at 54, 56, 58 and 60 cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence.
The association is composed of legal members, active members and associate members. Legal members are the Vicar General, General Treasurer and General Counsel for Europe of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Active members are the Oblates of the Aix community and associate members are naturally and morally became members for one year in order to benefit from the service provided and the provisions of the association.
(See Statutes CIEM)