The ISSA Training Consortium

To deliver the training courses of the ISSA Academy diploma programme, the Association has accredited a select group of world-class and highly-respected training institutions specialized in social security. The accredited training institutions, located in different regions, together form the ISSA Training Consortium.

Members of the ISSA Training Consortium:


The Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies (Mexico)

The Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies (Centro Interamericano Estudios de Seguridad Social, CIESS) is the leading institution dedicated to provide training and applied knowledge on the methods and systems of social security organizations in the Americas. The CIESS offers a fully-equipped learning environment, with advanced training facilities and accommodation on its premises.


National School for Social Security (France)

The National School for Social Security (l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Sécurité Sociale, EN3S) has two main public service mandates: to contribute to developing a high level of professionalism in the public sector through the recruitment and training of its leaders, and promoting the mission, organization and professional competencies of the French social protection system.


Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (Germany)

The Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (Institut für Arbeit und Gesundheit der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung, IAG) offers training programmes that are action-oriented, where work processes are analysed, evaluated and improved upon by the participants under the guidance of highly qualified experts.


ILO International Training Centre (Italy)

The International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) is the vocational training institute of the International Labour Organization. The ITC-ILO provides high-level in-service training in its premises in Turin, in the participants' home countries and distance learning through the Internet. The ITC-ILO provides a reservoir of expertise on social security, human resource development and capacity-building, modern training and residential facilities and a multi-cultural learning environment.


Muhanna Foundation

Founded in 1994 as a non-profit institution in Beirut, Lebanon the Muhanna Foundation is committed to the development of society and the promotion of continuing professional education in social security including pensions, actuarial science, investment and governance. It is dedicated to the building and strengthening of human and institutional capacities, especially in the Arab World and East Africa.