Geschichte international

Eine Vereinigung mit langer Tradition

“Medames, Messieurs, Pour la premiere fois dans l’histoire de nos belles professions, voici reunis a Bruxelles des specialistes de la Beaute de differents pays qui se sont impose pour tache de constituer un Comite International d’Esthetique Et De Cosmetologie”

With these historic words from Georges Dumont in Brussels, Belgium on 27 December 1946, an International Association of Beauty Therapists was founded.

The aims of the Comite were three-fold:

  1. Firstly, to bring members of the profession together, to exchange ideas and pool knowledge.
  2. Secondly, to make contact with doctors, surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic chemists and all other professional people whose work had influence and bearing on the profession of aesthetics and cosmetology and to persuade such professional bodies that our work was serious and of great value to the community.
  3. Thirdly, to establish a sound framework of education in beauty training, to establish examinations and to endeavour to form special schools.

History in details:

  • 1946 Comite International d’Esthetique et De Cosmetologie founded in June in Brussels by Georges Dumont from Belgium, and Jacques Poirsons from France who was also elected the first president. The first World Congress convened in Brussels.
  • 1947 2nd World Congress held in Paris, France. Mr Leduc, France elected as President. First Sections were Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Switzerland.
  • 1948 3rd World Congress held in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1949 4th World Congress held in Paris, France. Mr Leduc, France, re-elected as President.
  • 1950 5th World Congress held in Vienna, Austria. Italy Section dropped.
  • 1952 6th World Congress held in Milan, Italy. Dr Foa, Italy, elected as President.
  • 1953 7th World Congress held in Paris, France. Mr Contier, France elected as President. Germany Section accepted.
  • 1954 8th World Congress held in Lucerne, Switzerland. Mr Feldsher, Switzerland elected as President for three years.
  • 1955 9th World Congress held in Baden, Baden, Germany. Membership expanded to include Nordic countries.
  • 1956 10th World Congress held in Brussels, Belgium. On 9 January, in Zurich, the organisation officially accepted the name CIDESCO as an abbreviation for the French name Comite International D’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie. This acronym was proposed by Mrs Ria de Korte, who represented the Netherlands. Sweden Section accepted. First Cidesco prizes awarded for remarkable lectures delivered at World Congresses.
  • 1957 11th World Congress held in Vienna, Austria. Preliminary steps taken towards standardization of Beauty Therapy training by an Educational Commission. CIDESCO Diploma awarded. First Beauty Therapy schools with CIDESCO training programme appointed in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. Norway Section accepted.
  • 1958 12th World Congress held in Venice, Italy. Greece and new Switzerland Sections accepted. Denmark and Finland Sections first mentioned. “CIDESCO linking continents establishing dialogue – from east to west, north to south – under one umbrella.”
  • 1959 13th World Congress held in Lucerne, Switzerland. Israel Section accepted.
  • 1960 14th World Congress held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. First Medaille du Merite for Professional Standards awarded to Nelly Andreazzi, Austria.
  • 1961 15th World Congress held in Athens, Greece (below).
  • 1962 16th World Congress held in Paris, France.
  • 1963 17th World Congress held in Munich, Germany. Mrs Ria de Korte, Netherlands elected as first female President. Medaille du Merite for Professional Standards awarded to Lydia Dainow, Switzerland. Great Britain A Section accepted. Brazil Section first mentioned.
  • 1964 18th World Congress held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Medaille du Merite awarded to Giuliana Brambilla, Italy; Dr Anne-Marie Krogler, Austria; and Margit Gronroos, Finland.
  • 1965 19th World Congress held in Ostend, Belgium. Iceland Section accepted. Medaille du Merite awarded to Madeleine Naguin, France; W Wanrooy- Ogterop, Netherlands; Asta Popplesdorf, Germany; Do. ssa Teresita Colli, Italy; Dr. med. Hurlaux, France; and F V Wells, Great Britain.
  • 1966 20th World Congress held in Rome, Italy. Foundation of support group Amis du CIDESCO. This club organised the fund raising event Soiree Des Amis Du CIDESCO. Dr Rovesti, Italy, elected President. First Diplome d’Honneur du CIDESCO for Training and General Education awarded to Mabi Svampo, Italy; Medaille du Merie awarded to Anne-Marie Hartig, Denmark; Mica Pisanty, Israel; Dr Janistyn, Germany; and Dr Nadja Avalle, Switzerland.
  • 1967 21st World Congress held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. First Medaille du Merite CIDESCO for Research awarded to Dr. med. E H Wegener, Germany; Medaille du Merite awarded to Rosy Alexandre, Belgium and Dr Bonadeo, Italy.
  • 1968 22nd World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Dr Edith Lauda, Austria, elected President. A bulletin published Regional activity. First Nordic Congress took place in Helsinki. It was decided to hold a Nordic Congress every three years. Medaille du Merite awarded to Germaine Oggier, Switzerland and Do. ssa. Agniola Massora, Italy. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Georges Dumont, Belgium. U.S.A. Section accepted.
  • 1969 23rd World Congress held in Vienna, Austria. Medaille du Merite awarded to Len Klaphaak, Netherlands. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Ria de Korte, Netherlands.
  • 1970 24th World Congress held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. CIDESCO registered at Commercial Register in Zurich, Switzerland. Secretariat moved to Zurich. Statutes and Regulations adopted. Nippon (Japan) Section accepted. Australia A Section first mentioned.
  • 1971 25th World Congress held in Brussels, Belgium. New Finland Section accepted. First Medaille Co-fondateur du CIDESCO for Historical Honour awarded to Jacques Poirsons, France. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Marcel Vanzeveren, Belgium.
  • 1972 26th World Congress held in New York, U.S.A. which was the First World Congress and Exhibition held outside Europe. Rules for Beauty Centres recommended by CIDESCO adopted by the General Assembly. Japan and Netherlands Sections accepted.Medaille du Merite awarded to Josyann A Demoize, Switzerland. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Christine Valmy, U.S.A.
  • 1973 27th World Congress held in London, Great Britain. This year, CIDESCO consisted of 21 Sections and 14 Schools. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Ray Cochrane, Great Britain. Diplome d’Honneur de CIDESCO awarded to Anne-Marie Hartig, Denmark.
  • 1974 28th World Congress held in Tel Aviv, Israel. Examinations for estheticians with at least five years experience adopted by General Assembly, thus giving the opportunity to Beauty Therapists who had not undergone training in a CIDESCO School to obtain the CIDESCO Diploma. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Ilse Vogel, Austria. Diplome d’Honneur de CIDESCO awarded to N J Schroder, Switzerland and Mica Pisanty, Israel.
  • 1975 29th World Congress held in Athens, Greece. Number of CIDESCO Schools increased to 35. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Lies Muller-Winkler, Germany and M Laffargue, France. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Attie Wytzes, Netherlands.
  • 1976 30th World Congress held in Vienna, Austria. Education meeting in Brussels drafted revised version of CIDESCO Curriculum. New Zealand and South Africa Sections accepted.
  • 1977 31st World Congress held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Indonesian Section accepted. Medaille du Merite awarded to Helene Konig-Pietrulla, Germany; Helena Harnik, Great Britain; and Wim van der Straten, Netherlands. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Rose Droessaert, Switzerland. Diplome d’Honneur du CIDESCO awarded to Margit Gronroos, Finland. Princess Grace of Monaco opened the Congress with the following words- “I am pleased to know that the Principality of Monaco is welcoming the 31st Congress of the Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie. I do hope that the Congress proceedings will be profitable to everyone and that at the end of the stay, all participants will take away a pleasant memory of the Principality.”
  • 1978 32nd World Congress held in Brighton, Great Britain. 10th Anniversary of Presidency of Dr Lauda. Ireland Section accepted. First Diplome du Georges Dumont for Practical Achievement awarded to Rose Droessaert, Switzerland. 1979 33rd World Congress held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Mrs Nina Haas, Germany, elected President.
  • 1980 34th World Congress held in Tokyo, Japan. First World Congress and Exhibition in Asia. New Australia A Section accepted. Medaille du Merite CIDESCO awarded to Miyoka Shibayama, Japan.
  • 1981 35th World Congress held in Vienna. 1982 36th World Congress held in Vancouver, Canada. Mrs Lou Mosky, Greece, elected President. Hong Kong and Malaysia Sections accepted.
  • 1983 37th World Congress held in Hamburg, Germany. Work experience required for candidates to enter Post Graduate examination reduced to three years. Hamburg General Assembly appointed Educational Research Committee to review the programme.
  • 1984 38th World Congress held in New York, U.S.A. General Assembly confirmed Educational Committee and agreed to include Advanced Training in the programme. Singapore and new U.S.A. Sections accepted.
  • 1985 39th World Congress held in Helsinki, Finland. First World Congress and Exhibition held in a Nordic country. Mrs Kristina Peltomaa, Finland, elected as President. Number of CIDESCO Schools increases to 51. First CIDESCO display at Les Novelles Esthetiques Congress in Nice. This promotional display has become an annual event.
  • 1986 40th World Congress and Anniversary held in Vienna, Austria. Taiwan and Korea Sections accepted. First Diplome de Rose Droessaert for Services to Congress Organisation awarded to Lou Mosky, Greece. Medaille du Merite awarded to Gertrud Kratky, New Zealand.
  • 1987 41st World Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland. Mobile training of CIDESCO examiners begun. Great Britain B Section accepted.
  • 1988 42nd World Congress held in Sydney, Australia. New Statues and Regulations adopted by General Assembly. New CIDESCO Theoretical Training Programme completed by Education Sub-Committee. Diplome de Rose Droessaert awarded to Dorothy Parkes, Great Britain.
  • 1989 43 World Congress held in Athens, Greece. Medaille du Merite awarded to Titi Poerwosonoe, Indonesia, (Posthumous). Medaille Co-fondateur du CIDESCO awarded to Marja Entrich, Sweden. Diplome de Georges Dumont awarded to Eila Hellgren, Finland. Honorary memberships awarded to Fritz Goosman and Kenneth Morris. Award presented by Christine Peltomaa.
  • 1990 44th World Congress held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Medaille du Merite awarded to Eileen Lazar, Australia.
  • 1991 45th World Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. New Brazil Section accepted.
  • 1992 46th World Congress held in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by CIDESCO Hellas. Mrs Ursula van Deelen, Netherlands, elected President. The first Board Member outside of Europe was elected, Helene Bramwell, South Africa. Cyprus and Australia B Sections accepted. First Medaille D’Or for Loyal Service and Outstanding dedication to CIDESCO & the Beauty Therapy Profession awarded to Kristina Peltomaa, Finland.
  • 1993 First “in-between” Congress held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The newsletter “CIDESCO LINK” was published as the ‘voice’ of CIDESCO.
  • 1994 47th World Congress held in Basel, Switzerland. The admittance of India Section increases membership to 30 countries. Number of CIDESCO Schools increased to 107, a two-fold increase in only 10 years. Medaille du Merite awarded to Dr. Gertrud Harrer, Austria. Medaille d’Or awarded to Wim van der Straten, Netherlands. Medaille d’Esthetique for Educational Services awarded to Isa Carstens, South Africa.
  • 1995 Second “in-between” Congress held at Sun City, South Africa – the first Congress on the African Continent. Multiple Choice Question examination becomes compulsory. This examination is unique in being a pioneer in a multi-language test. There are now 30 CIDESCO Sections, 130 CIDESCO Schools and 70 Beauty Centres recommended by CIDESCO. New Germany Section accepted.
  • 1996 48th World Congress, Golden Anniversary, Washington D.C., U.S.A. Riitta Salmi of Finland elected as President. New France Section accepted. First Examiners Workshop. Honourary Membership was bestowed on Joan Thornycroft, Great Britain. Medaille d’Or awarded to Elisabeth Peet, Great Britain. Medaille d’Esthetique awarded to Anne Weekes, Ireland. Medaille du Merite awarded to Hedy Dettwiler, Switzerland.
  • 1997 Extraordinary General Assembly in Wiesbaden, Germany. A Promotional Seminar conducted by Megan Tozer was a first for CIDESCO, as well as a dull day Examiners Workshop.
  • 1998 49th CIDESCO World Congress in Athens, Greece. New Zimbabwe Section accepted. Honourary Presidency awarded to Mrs Ursula van Deelen, Netherlands. Honourary Membership awarded to Jean Worth, Great Britain. Medaille d’Or awarded to Helene Bramwell, South Africa.
  • 1999 4th Extraordinary General Assembly Zurich, Switzerland. New Russia section accepted. New Slovenia section accepted
  • 2000 50th CIDESCO World Congress and Exhibition Florence, Italy. Medaille d’Or awarded to Kenneth Morris Great Britain, Medaille du Merite awarded to Clara L Chee, Malaysia, Medaille d’Esthetique awarded to Cheng Ming Ming, Hong Kong. Helene Bramwell of South Africa elected as President. New Estonia section accepted.
  • 2001 51st CIDESCO World Congress. Held in Hong Kong March 2001.
  • 2002 General Assembly held in London, Great Britain. New Statutes of CIDESCO accepted.
  • 2003 52nd World Congress held in Adelaide, Australia. New rules and regulations of CIDESCO accepted.
  • 2004 53rd World Congress in Portoroz, Slowenia
  • 2005 54th World Congress held in
  • 2006 55th World Congress organized in Athens, Greece
  • 2007 56th World Congress in
  • 2008 57th World Congress held in Baden Baden, Germany
  • 2009 58th World Congress in Kioto, Japan
  • 2010 59th World Congress in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 the 60th World Congress will be held from 28th June to 3rd of July in Seoul, Korea
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