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Letter N° 67 / March 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.

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

AICESIS work in progress

ECOSOC Working Group: « How to ensure the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to those for Sustainable Development? ». In its capacity as Chair of this group, the Algerian CNES prepared a first note transmitted to all AICESIS members and aimed at collecting their views.

The Dutch SER will draft the AICESIS contribution at the 2016 ILO International Conference on "Global supply chain". The conclusions of The Hague Conference (29-30 October 2015) on the same topic will be the basis for this contribution.

Agenda

Capacity building workshop for the ESCC of Mali on " Capacity building of the ESC and social dialogue for an efficient and sustainable social protection floor ", in cooperation with the ESCC of Mali and the ILO.

Capacity building workshop for the ESC of Guinea on "Capacity building of the ESC and social dialogue for an efficient and sustainable social protection floor", in cooperation with the ESC of Guinea and the ILO.

open Workshop to exchange experiences and best practices on the functioning and working methods of the ESCs-SIs.

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

Development surrounding the ESC

Morocco

Morocco

On January 28, during its 58th session, the ESEC adopted two opinions on the draft law on the Advisory Board of Family and Children and the project concerning the Authority for Parity and Fight against all forms of discrimination.

http://www.cese.ma/Pages/Communiques_de_Presse/Le-CESE-adopte-son-avis-sur--le-CCFE-et-APALD.aspx

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

After 43 years as Secretary General of the ESC, Mrs. Marianne Nati-Stoffel is replaced by Mr. Daniel BECKER.

France

France

During two days the European ESCs and the EESC, gathered together by the French ESEC in November 2014, studied the challenges of the euro-skepticism rise in public opinion and the growing distrust of citizens against democracy representative.

The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee organized a public seminar on “Integrating refugees into the labour market: turning the crisis into an opportunity” on 22 February 2016 at the EESC in Brussels (Belgium).

http://cdlink.eesc.europa.eu/m/f55a452ae17642329418cecb3989959a/7A6B9AAE/012016

Brazil

Brazil

The Economic and Social Development Council (CDES) holds its 44th Plenary Session on January 28th in Brasilia with updated composition 2016 brought a fresh start to the Brazilian government and civil society. The meeting discussions revolved around the theme “Pathways to Brazilian Development”. The new Executive Secretary is Mr. Jaques Wagner, Minister of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic.

Portugal

Portugal

At the invitation of Dr. Martha Theodorou, AICESIS Chargée de mission on Communication, the Portuguese ESC has prepared a note on the national social dialogue.

Poland

Poland

On October 22, 2015, the Tripartite Commission was replaced by Council Social Dialogue, that brings together employees, employers and the government. It ensures the economic and social development conditions and improves the competitiveness of the Polish economy and social cohesion. It works for the enforcement of the rules of social participation and solidarity in employment relations and the improvement of the quality of formulating and implementing socio-economic policies to create a national tripartite social consensus.