Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies (CIESS): it is the body of teaching, training and research of the CISS, headed by a Director elected by the General Assembly every three years.
The creation of the CIESS came as a result of the need raised by the member institutions of the CISS for a permanent space for training in social security. Since its creation, its educational programs have been marked by their continuous adaptation to the needs arising from the evolution and development of social security at the national and regional level. Throughout its existence, the permanent updating in this training endeavor has enabled it to become a leading forum for analysis and discussion where all the ideas and doctrines may be heard.
Among the riches characterizing its academic activities is the fact that it addresses the most important features of social security in the continent from a cross-disciplinary approach, analyzing each topic from its starting point and considering the reform processes it has undergone. For this, it relies on a portfolio of specialists from international agencies, universities and research centers, public and private institutions in the region, and the various bodies of the CISS.