The AIACE was created in 1969 by 35 former officials of various nationalities.
an association to serve
its members and all former staff
AIACE has both central organs and sections in certain countries.
It is led by an International President, assisted by a Bureau which answers to the Board of Management composed of two delegates per section.
The General Assembly comprises the whole membership of the Association; it meets every year during the Congress (“Assises”).
It has always worked to improve the well-being of all pensioners and endeavoured to nurture, in a spirit of friendship and good humour, the links among themselves and with the administrative services of the institutions.
On 14 June 2002, an agreement was signed between the AIACE, represented by its then President, Gerhard van den Berge, and the Commission, represented at the time by Vice-President Neil Kinnock. On 29 February 2008, a new agreement was signed by Vice-President Kallas and our President Ludwig Schubert.
AIACE is represented in various Member States by a Section which groups the former officials according to their place of residence.
These Sections were originally six in number, corresponding to the six founding States of the European Union (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands). Nine more sections have since been added, namely Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Austria.
New sections can be created in other countries if the number of potential members justifies it.
In 2020, AIACE has close to 13.000 members. The more numerous we are, the more representative we will be: join us and become a member. If you reside in a country where there is no section, contact the secretariat of AIACE-International directly.