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Letter N° 66 / February 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.

AICESIS work in progress

AICESIS and ILO actively cooperate to the enrichment of the worldwide database of ESCs and similar institutions of social dialogue, with the help of the Russian Civic Chamber. The objectives are to: enhance information available, allow exchange of information and best practices on various topics, make its access online easier on the AICESIS website. The inventoried institutions could modify their data online. This work should be completed in April 2016. Then the institutions will be requested to update their data and to send the new information (activities, reports or opinions) they wish to share.

http://www.aicesis.org/database/

 

The Moscow General Assembly (September 2015) decided to organize an open workshop to all AICESIS members to share experiences and best practices on the functioning and the working methods of the ESCs-SIs. This work is led by the Spanish ESC. A questionnaire was prepared and sent to all members.

Agenda

The ESC of Guinea will organize in spring 2016 in Conakry, in cooperation with AICESIS and the ILO, a capacity building workshop on social protection floor. A first similar workshop was organized in July 2015 in Brazzaville at the initiative of the ESC of Congo.

AICESIS Board and open workshop to share experiences and best practices on the functioning and working methods of the ESCs-SIs.

Participation of the AICESIS Presidency and a delegation of the ESC of Benin to the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum on “Youth taking actions to implement the 2030 Agenda 2030”

Development surrounding the ESC

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

The Council Secretariat moved to new premises on January 4. New address: Council of Economic and Social Agreement - Government of the Czech Republic - Nabrezi Edvarda Benese 4-118 01 Prague 1. The new emails are and kadecka.david@vlada.cz

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Luxembourg: The ESC has celebrated its 50th anniversary on January 28, 2016 in Luxembourg, with the participation of the European ESC President, the AICESIS SG and representatives from the Russian CC and other AICESIS members.

Greece

Greece

Greece: The OKE adopted an opinion on "the general principles of the social security reform", which was submitted to the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity on 17 December 2015.

France

France

France: The President of the French Republic, Mr. François HOLLANDE, met with the French ESEC on January 18, 2016 at the Palais d’Iena, premises of the ESEC.

http://www.lecese.fr/content/v-ux-du-pr-sident-de-la-r-publique-aux-acteurs-de-l-entreprise-et-de-l-emploi-au-cese

Europe : On 10 December 2015 the EESC organized at its HQ in Brussels (Belgium) a Seminar on “Solopreneurship and the one person SMEs: perspectives and the future of independent working”.

http://cdlink.eesc.europa.eu/m/1f45d87b6a6c486a84323bdb92e172f3/84E8DE26/112015

Spain

Spain

The ESC of Spain and the ESC of Extremadura (Spanish autonomous community) organized on January 19 a day on “professional skills and employment”.

http://www.ces.es/web/guest/actividad-institucional/-/asset_publisher/NuEKhDs5QbvR/content/ACT_20160119_Jornada_Comp_Merida

South Korea

South Korea

Korea: The ESCD plans to organize in 2016 a new Asia Social Dialogue Forum. The 1st edition was held in 2008.

Cameroon

Cameroon

Since December 2015, Mr. Emmanuel Samuel WONYU is the new SG of the ESC. 

Romania

Romania

The CES moved to new premises. New address: 7-9 Dr. Dimitrie Gerota Street, Sector 2, Bucharest, 020111.