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The ESC of Benin, Rapporteur, drafted a first note that was sent on February 1 to all for comments or contribution.

Read the Board summary of decisions

The AICESIS, the ILO and the Dutch SER jointly organized on October 29 and 30, 2015 in The Hague (Netherlands) an international conference on Promoting Workplace Compliance including in Global Supply Chains: The role of Economic and Social Councils and similar social dialogue institutions.


Please find enclosed the final report of the conference.


The Secretariat-General of the AICESIS (aicesis@aicesis.orgremains at your disposal should you need further information.

The AICESIS and the Spanish ESC held an open workshop on the ESC-SIs’ functioning and working ways on 3 and 4 March 2016 in Madrid (Spain). This event proved to be a very constructive success, thanks to the involvement of all, the quality of presentations and debates as well as the kind hospitality and perfect organization of the ESC of Spain.


Please find enclosed:

 - the file and the program

- the texts of all presentations

- and the ESCs' answers to the questionnaire


Please kindly note that a synthesis of the workshop will be sent soon. Moreover, the exchange of experiences and practices on ESC-SIs’ functioning and working ways will be continued during the AICESIS General Assembly tobe held in Cotonou (Benin) on 15-16 September 2016.



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.



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.



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.



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