During their Presidency of the EU in July 2004, the Netherlands held a Conference in Rotterdam titled ‘Immigration Services Together in the New Europe’. The Conference was aimed at General Directors of European Immigration Services. During this conference it was concluded that there was added value in face-to-face contact with European counterparts and the General Directors agreed to meet every year. A network was established in order to facilitate practical cooperation. This network was named GDISC: General Directors’ Immigration Services Conference.
The GDISC Network can already look back on two successfully held conferences in the year 2016. The conference in Riga Latvia focused on discussing strategies on how to recruit and retain skilled labour force, which is a current and future need for European labour markets. The 25th Steering Group Meeting in Gaziantep Turkey started with an exclusive meeting of the Steering Group on GDISC Business, followed by an expert meeting on temporary protection.
We are looking forward for the next conferences in 2016. We hope to see you all at the upcoming Annual Conference, 23-24 June, in Rome. Until then we wish you a fresh start into the springtime!
Your GDISC Secretariat.
GDISC Annual Conference 2015
On 25 and 26 June 2015, representatives of 19 countries and 8 organisations participated in the GDISC Annual Conference in Vienna.
You can find the post-conference material on the restricted area of the website. Conclusions will follow.
We are glad to welcome our new staff members Sabine Tournay (DE) and Daniel Bachmann (CH) in our ...
We are glad to welcome our new staff members Gabriela Künzler and Colette Elhajj (SE) in our GDISC ...
The invitation for the Annual Conference in Vienna have been sent out. Special rates for the hotel ...