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The ninth Scientific Council of IMSEE (Monaco Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies), met under its director, Lionel Galfré, to discuss several issues, including the forthcoming 2016 census results to be announced in the next few weeks, the issue of the Monegasque SIREN/SIRET number and the possibility of Monaco’s participation in the OECD International Programme for the Monitoring of Student Achievement (PISA). Other subjects addressed on Monday, February 27, touched upon the numerous studies and surveys by IMSEE – counting the barometer of the retail trade, GDP results for 2015 and the opportunity for Monaco to participate or not in international statistical surveys.
For the record, IMSEE was created in January 2011 and its Scientific Council has an advisory role. In particular, it considers the needs to be met and studies to be carried out, the state of the statistical system and the annual survey programme. It is composed of 11 members, whose term of office is three years. It is currently chaired by Professor Pierre-André Chiappori.
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The Monaco Red Cross welcomed 10 employees of CFM Indosuez, the bank specialised in wealth management, on September 26 and October 24, for volunteer days.
The CFM Indosuez Wealth Management Citizen Days are part of the Indosuez Group's overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. These volunteer days aim to promote the involvement of employees, encourage local initiatives, and offer local associations a form of support other than financial to accomplish their mission. In total, a dozen individual and collective initiatives were proposed throughout the year in the environmental and social fields.[caption id="attachment_24241" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: : Philippe FITTE/Croix-Rouge monégasque[/caption]
Throughout the morning, employees underwent an introduction to humanitarian aid and participated in an exchange on voluntary engagement. They then followed a training session in the "Stimule t'Oie", a game created by young volunteers of the French Red Cross.
Based on the rules of the game, which involves a goose, this activity was designed for the elderly or those with a loss of autonomy, and uses certain senses and functional abilities, such as touch, smell, memory, and singing, in a shared spirit.
Thanks to the warm welcome of the staff and residents of Bellando de Castro and A Qietüdine residences, the volunteer apprentices successfully generated a fun time around this original game with a double objective: to encourage exchanges between generations and to fight against the isolation of dependent people.
At the end of the experiment, volunteers were left with a unanimous impression: "I have the feeling that we provided a relaxing moment to our elders and that's a very good thing. To be revisited!”
The occasion was a good example of collaboration between the social sector and the private sector, which could lead to other interesting partnerships: "We also conduct first-aid training for staff members of this company," said Frédéric Platini, Secretary General of the Monegasque Red Cross. "This is a fine example of collaboration that we hope to see continue and develop over time."