AITEC’s project is strongly rooted in the field of international political economy : it has developed its reflection on differents themes since its creation, among which: housing access and right to the city, public services, access to rights and democracy, the reform of the International financial institutions, debt cancellation and financing for development, trade and development, regulation of international trade ...
The overall vision of AITEC was defined in its founding text (1983) : “To establish practically and professionally a refusal of the technical “diktats” and to give political debate its importance back”. This means “overcoming the divide between the professionals and the activists”, and “progressing on both a political and a professional front in order to better respond to the demands of workers and peoples for progress and independence”. By refusing to make knowledge exclusive and unaccessible, we encourage a variety of approaches and invite technicians to accept or to widen and develop debates.
AITEC aims at contributing to the exchange of informations, analysis and expertise, while avoiding north/south dichotomy or citizens/specialists divisions.
Seminars, workshops, publications, briefing and policy papers, experience sharings.