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Newsletter N 59/ March 2015

Editorial

With the development of several activities, 2015 has experienced an intensive start for AICESIS. In order to carry them out, each member has been solicited to cooperate. Thanking those members who already provided with their follow-up, we are waiting now for your comments and contributions on:

  • The ECOSOC working Group on « How to ensure the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to those for Sustainable Development? »,
  • The ILO working Group on « Small and Medium Enterprises and the creation of decent and productive employment opportunities »,
  • the questionnaire on the fight against economic crime and corruption
  • The ToRs for the Algiers Symposium on AICESIS future.

Furthermore, calls for applicants concerning the 2015-2017 term for both the Board seats and the Vice- SG offices have been launched.

 

 

 

 

AICESIS work in progress

- ILO Working Group: «Small and Medium Enterprises and the creation of decent and productive employment opportunities ». The ESC of Luxembourg, leading the Group, drafted a first note forwarded to all AICESIS members for comments and contributions. 

« How to ensure the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to those for Sustainable Development? ». The Algerian CNES, appointed as leader, wrote a first note which was also transmitted for gathering comments and contributions.

Agenda

- 19-20 February (Moscow, Russia): Open Summit of the Main Working Group on the main topic «The national human capital and the new sources of national competitiveness».

Development surrounding the ESC

Benin

Benin

Benin – Russia

On 19th February, a working meeting was held in Moscow (Russia) between a delegation of the Benin ESC, led by its President, Mr. T. GBIAN, and the Civic Chamber of Russia in the context of the bilateral cooperation agreement in force between the two parties.

South Korea

South Korea

The Committee on Improvement of Job Skills Development System to Make Work Pay under the Economic and Social Development Commission of Korea adopted the Tripartite Agreement to Promote Life-long Job Skills Development on 20 January, 2015.

 On 24th February 2015, the European Economic and Social Council (EESC) organized a conference on the future of the European Social Dialogue with the aim of exploring possibilities of strengthening and expanding EU social dialogue as a means to enhance the social dimension of the European Union.

http://elinks.eesc.europa.eu/m/1/39616281/b3515-3805eb21-0dbf-4fae-bdb6-1d11fc264c75/3/510/f67ad39d-bf63-4c99-a1f1-bb9699066fdf

 

France

France

The Agriculture, Fishery and Nutrition Section of the ESEC is currently working on « The good management of agricultural lands: a societal challenge ». Both the discussion and the vote on the draft recommendation have been scheduled for next 13th May. 

 

http://www.lecese.fr/travaux-du-cese/saisines/la-bonne-gestion-des-sols-agricoles-un-enjeu-de-societe

Italy

Italy

The speech delivered by Mrs Anna Corossacz, CNEL Councellor, at the High Level Conference « For a more efficient Europe 2020 : Civil Society’s proposals for a stronger social inclusion and competitiveness in Europe» in December 2014 in Rome (Italy) is now available online.

 

http://www.cnel.it/application/xmanager/projects/cnel/attachments/temi_evidenza/files/000/000/026/Intervento_Cons_Corossacz_CESE_EU_2020.pdf

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Under the umbrella of the ESC, the first meeting "Annual Social Dialogue on the European Semester" held on 26th January, inaugurated the annual cycle of regular consultations on the European Semester between the Government and the representative social partners at national level. At the initiative of the social partners and the ESC and following the letter of the Prime Minister, this annual cycle includes four regular consultation meetings, including two organized under the auspices of the ESC and two upon invitation from the Government.

 

 

http://www.ces.public.lu/fr/actualites/2015/01/semestre-europeen/index.html

Mali

Mali

On 19th February in Moscow (Russia), Mr. J. BITTAR, President of the Mali ESC, and Mr. Evgeny VELIKHOV, Honorary President of the Russian CC, signed a cooperation agreement.

Morocco

Morocco

On 5th February, the ESEC organized a workshop on « immaterial capital» in partnership with the Bank Al Maghrib and the World Bank.

 

http://www.cese.ma/Pages/Accueil.aspx

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

On 19th January, on the occasion of « Launching Ceremony for the Electricity Alliance», meetings were held to reach an agreement among different economic and social actors in the country on an electricity pact aimed at overcoming the energy crisis. These meetings followed some summits within the ESC among the different sectors affected by the electricity problem. 

 

http://www.ces.org.do/2015/01/hoy-arrancan-oficialmente-los-trabajos.html#more

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Starting from 1st March 2015, Mr David Kadecka (David.Kadecka@mpsv.cz) is the new Secretary-General of the ESC. He will replace Mr Ondrej JUKL, who resigned from his post after a 10-year service.

Senegal

Senegal

A day devoted to the exchanges on health, reproduction and the survival of children  was organized on 13th January 

http://www.ces.sn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197:mortalite-maternelle-1800-femmes-senegalaises-meurent-chaque-annee&catid=3:actualie&Itemid=32

Netherlands

Netherlands

A group of young Tunisian politicians was invited to visit the SER on 20th January. The visit, bringing together members from different political parties, was organized in the context of the Programme sponsored by the Dutch Institute for Multiparty Democracy.

http://www.ser.nl/en/publications/news/20150120-tunisian-politicians.aspx

On 19th and 20th  September 2014, UCESIF and the Nigerian CESOC co-organized in Niamey (Niger) a workshop on the implementation of social protection floors for all. The acts are now available online on the UCESIF website.

 

http://ucesif.org/ucesif/?p=4672