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SOCIEUX+ and CISS sign memorandum of understanding

The Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS) and SOCIEUX+ have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly promote international cooperation activities in social protection, with emphasis in the area of social security.

The MOU was signed on September 25, 2019 by Gibrán Ramírez Reyes, Secretary General of CISS, and Hervé Conan, Deputy Director General of Expertise France, leader of the partnership that implements SOCIEUX+.

Possible activities mentioned in the MOU framework include the promotion of technical cooperation, consulting and technical assistance, knowledge management and development, and the exchange of relevant information in the fields of social protection, labour and employment.

About CISS

Founded in 1942, CISS is a permanent, specialised international technical organisation that aims to promote the development of social protection and security in the Americas. It is made up of more than 85 members from 37 countries in the Americas, and primarily focuses on protection and social security in the areas of normativity, administration, management, supervision, studies and research.

CISS promotes reflection, research, and international exchanges for the construction of programmes and public policy proposals that guarantee the right to social security.


The European Union Expert Facility on Employment, Labour and Social Protection (SOCIEUX+) is an instrument of technical cooperation established and co-funded by the European Union. Based on the peer exchange model, SOCIEUX+ shares European knowledge and experiences through short-term missions, usually carried out by experts from public administrations.

The Facility is implemented by an association led by Expertise France (EF), with the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), Belgian International Cooperation on Social Protection (BELINCOSOC), and the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel).