GBS International Memberships
As a local and international participant in global business education, GBS maintains memberships with the following organizations:
FEDE The European Federation of Schools (FEDE) is an International Non- Governmental Organization (INGO) with participatory status in the European Council. Since 1963 it has been dedicated to the promotion and application of fundamental educational rights by federating universities and independent teaching establishments around a common goal: to create a genuine European space for higher education, an ideal that has taken form thanks to its concrete objectives.
Swiss Federation of Private Schools The Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) is comprised of 260 schools, including some of the most significant and oldest in the country. About 100,000 pupils, students and apprentices from Switzerland and from over 100 countries attend Swiss private schools. The schools and colleges belonging to the SFPS each offer innovative and personalized services, oriented towards your educational goals. We are delighted that you wish to know more about the education offered by our member schools.
The Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève (FER Genève) is a Swiss (Romand designate Swiss Cantons where people speak French) employer’s organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It groups 26,000 members, including multinational corporations as well as 9,000 independent workers and 75 trade associations. It’s involved in negotiations with the trade unions, political lobbying and the provision of services and business networking opportunities for its members.
Geneva Association of Private Schools Geneva prides itself on a long tradition in the field of education. With 45 schools, Geneva is an important member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools. The stability and security of Switzerland create an ideal environment for serious study. Geneva offers an ideal setting for the academic and personal preparation of a student to live in today’s world.
CCIG A private association, CCIG aims to represent, promote and defend the interests of commerce, industry and services of the Township as part of the general interest of the Swiss economy.
CEEMAN The Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) was established in 1993 with the aim of fostering management development and management education development in CEE region.
The main activities of the association include educational programs for faculty and staff of management development institutions. You can view our Certification on this CEEMAN page:
ECIS ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.
ECIS is the leading collaborative global network promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of international education.
MAIS The Mediterranean Association of International Schools is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its member schools as well as effect communication, dialogue and facilitate international understanding.
At present, MAIS is composed of schools in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi. In addition, several Associate Members, such as schools, colleges, universities, publishers and businesses specializing in education, support MAIS endeavors.
CEESA CEESA sponsors a wide variety of activities. Student activities include a Cultural Arts Festival, celebrations and sports of all kinds, and more. CEESA supports the teachers of its member schools with Teachers’ Job-Alikes (JALs), and all kinds of resources. In addition there is the Annual Conference, bringing together 250 teachers for professional growth and social interaction. CEESA organizes several meetings in the year for school administrators for collaboration, planning and conversation.
The – Tri Association The Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning opportunities for the schools in this region by exploring ways to achieve better understanding through international education, provide an avenue for communication and cooperation among member institutions, and facilitate cooperation with national, state, local, and non-governmental agencies in the field of international education.