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General information

The next AIC International Assembly of Delegates will take place from 12th to 15th March 2017 in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (France), the place where AIC was founded.  This is a particularly appropriate location for the meeting, which coincides with AIC’s 400th anniversary.

The theme of the meeting will be: 400 years with Saint Vincent on a journey towards the future in our Common Home and exceptionally it will bring together 400 participants from the 53 AIC national associations in Africa, America, Asia and Europe.


Hymns ASD 2017 Here are the hymns for the Eucharists of our Assembly.
We invite you to download or print them so that you can already familiarise yourself with them (it will not be possible to give you printed copies at the Assembly!).


Registration for the Assembly will take place online.  Each national president needs to register all the members of her delegation and complete a separate registration form for each of them (click on the link below to go to the forms):

INSCRIPTION ASD 2017 The deadline for registration is 15th October 2016.

Training seminar

As usual, this international meeting will be a special opportunity to train local AIC volunteers.

The objective of the training seminar that will be organised on this occasion will be to make the AIC volunteers and the people that they support become agents of human, equal and sustainable development through a form of education which aims to value each person’s ability to act to change a situation.

The Vincentian teachings and the pathways opened up in the Encyclical Laudato Si will form the basis of our reflection: How can we restore or recreate the fundamental links between humanity, the planet and God through our local AIC actions, for the benefit of everyone and especially those living in poverty?

We will be working in line with:

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years (SDGs 2015-2030), especially the SDGs:

  • N°1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • N°4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
  • N°5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • N°12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

UNESCO’s medium-term strategy for 2014-2021, especially with:

  • Its primary objective of equal and sustainable development
  • Its strategic objectives:
    • N°2: Empowering learners to be creative and responsible global citizens
    • N°3: Shaping the future education agenda (Education for everyone)