March 25, 2017
The AICESIS General Secretary wishes to thank each of its members for their efforts and their strong involvement in AICESIS activities during year 2016. 2017 already promises to be full of events and will start with the Board meeting on 2 March in Luxembourg, which will specifically focus on the designation of the AICESIS new Secretary General.
December 9, 2016
The General Secretary of AICESIS wishes you happy end of the year celebrations, and a happy new year 2017. It also thanks all of its members for their efforts and strong implication in AICESIS’ activities along 2016. 2017 will be full of events and initiatives, with the nomination of a new SG, a new Presidency and the Board renewal.
October 15, 2016
The AICESIS General Assembly and Board, held in Cotonou (Benin) from 14 to 16 September under the chairmanship of Mr. Tabé GBIAN, President of the ESC of Benin, due to the absence of President Mr. Agripino NUNEZ COLLADO went well. It was the opportunity to hold three intense debates and exchanges of experience, respectively on "The fight against inequalities linked to poverty"; "Extending social protection systems, austerity and options” - introduced by Mrs. Isabel ORTIZ, Director of the ILO Social Protection Department; and "The daily functioning of the ESCs-SIs (communication, measurement and valuation of the ESCs-SIs works)." All contributions made during the debates are available on the website of the AICESIS (www.aicesis.org).
Furthermore, as the next AICESIS Secretary General could not be unanimously elected, the current SG, Patrick VENTURINI, has agreed to extend his mandate, which will end on 1st of July 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. His successor should be appointed by the next Board to be held early 2017.
July 5, 2016
On 15 and 16 September 2016 in Cotonou (Benin) the AICESIS General Assembly will be held, preceded by a Board meeting on 14 September. The GA will be an opportunity to hold three debates: one on the main working topic of the presidency for 2015-2017 "The role of ESCs-SIs in the fight against inequalities linked to poverty", a workshop co-organized with the ILO on "social protection floor: situation and prospects", and an exchange of experiences on "the ESCs-SIs daily functioning”.
June 21, 2016
The updating of the global database on ESCs and SIs of social dialogue existing across the world have started. An AICESIS - ILO call has been sent to all ESCs and SIs of social dialogue members of these two organisations. Please check on the website this database http://www.aicesis.org/database/ if all informations regarding your institution are correct, and advise us of any modification or addition. All other non-indexed institutions are invited to submit by email () the application filled, if possible with all the corresponding reference documents.
May 26, 2016
The partnership signed in May 2012 between the President of the AICESIS and the ILO Director General strengthens each year, more particularly thanks to the intensification of joint activities of general interest. Are currently scheduled several joint events. First, in the framework of the Seoul Declaration (November 2014), two national capacity building workshops on social protection floor and social dialogue will be organized with the ESC of Guinea and the ESCC of Mali, respectively in May and June 2016. As every year, the AICESIS will make a contribution at the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland), on workplace compliance. In addition, a presentation and a discussion on social protection will be held at the AICESIS General Assembly (Cotonou, Benin) in September 2016. Finally, two major conferences are planned for 2017: a Forum on "social dialogue in Asia" to be held in Seoul (Korea) in partnership with the ESDC of Korea, and a conference on "the future of work" to be organized in Athens in cooperation with the OKE of Greece. Moreover, the constant enrichment of the world database on ESCs-SIs developed jointly by AICESIS and ILO - available on www.aicesis.org - must be reminded.
April 9, 2016
The AICESIS Board was held on March 2, 2016 in Madrid (Spain) at the headquarters of the Spanish ESC, chaired by Mr. Antonio Agripino NÚÑEZ COLLADO. For the second time, an international workshop on "Good practices of daily functioning of the ESCs-SIs" was attached to the Board on 3 and 4 March. The quality of the organization and the hospitality of the Spanish ESC ensured conditions for the smooth running of these two events. The results of these two events were particularly successful, as stated by the Board summary of decisions and the workshop synthesis available on the AICESIS website (www.aicesis.org ) as well as the interventions.
March 8, 2016
The AICESIS - ILO global database is online! This database aims to bring together all the ESCs and similar institutions in the world, whether they are members or not of our association. This new tool offers direct access to detailed information (general presentation, institutional characteristics, functioning, competencies and works, etc.). In addition, it offers a possibility to easily search for comparing characteristics or works on a specific topic of the ESCs-SIs. The updating of data about each institution is easily and immediately by contacting the AICESIS secretariat. Every listed institution is invited to send us the updates and the relevant information at: . Finally, a user guide detailing the new possibilities of the database is available.
January 27, 2016
The AICESIS General Secretariat would like to thank each member for all the efforts and commitment devoted to AICESIS activities throughout 2015. Year 2016 has already foreseen plenty of activities and initiatives. Undoubtedly under the Dominican Republic presidency, this year will know the same great success than previous years. Also this year will see the appointment of the new Secretary-General, the deadline of the call for application being on January 15.
December 15, 2015
The roadmap introducing the AICESIS working program for 2015 - 2017 was sent to all members and is available on the AICESIS website. This document was drafted on the basis of the program presented by the new President of the AICESIS, Mr. Antonio Agripino NÚÑEZ COLLADO, and on the decisions taken by the General Assembly and the Board in Moscow (Russia, September 2015). The main working theme of the Association for 2015-2017 is "The role of ESCs-SIs in the fight against inequality linked to poverty." The other main priorities are the exchange of experiences, the cooperation with the ILO and other international organizations, the reflection on the future of the AICESIS, the consolidation and development of AICESIS in the world and particularly in Latin America - Caribbean and the communication.