At the 2018 IFDO General Assembly the group approved the continued membership and support of the International Social Science Council and the great work they are doing.  In addition, the members suggest exploring more communitions with CESSDA and their plans to reach out across the globe to social science archives many of which are our members. Iris Alfredsson has agreed to represent IFDO and to bring this up as a topic of discussion in Milan, Italy June 2018 when CESSDA meets to plan this effort.