Portable Document A1 is a formal statement proving that the holder pays social contributions in another EU country. PD A1 provide a source of statistics on posted workers and persons working in several EU countries. This report shows that in 2015, there were some 2.05 million postings, an increase of 7% compared to the previous year. Poland, Germany and France accounted as the main sending countries, while Germany, France and Belgium as the main receiving countries. Find more data on the average duration of posting, the economic sectors involved, the impact on national labour markets and more in this report.
The EU has common rules to protect its citizens’ social security rights when moving within Europe. These do not replace the national social systems with a European one: each country of the European Union lays down the conditions under which social security benefits are granted, as well as the amount of such benefits and the period for which they are granted. However, when doing so, they must comply with EU law, in particular with Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems. This guide gives competent national institutions an overview of the EU coordination provisions in the field of healthcare. It covers the rights of insured persons and their family members, including those of pensioners and their families. Provisions are detailed for both residence and stay, either in the country of insurance or in another country of the European Union. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.
Poster - The EU coordinates social security systems to make sure that you don’t miss out on your social security rights if you work in more than one country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland or want to move to one of these countries to look for a job.
Poster – Thanks to EU rules on social security coordination, you can retire anywhere you want in Europe. You will still receive your pension abroad and also be able to access healthcare locally.
How does moving affect your rights to unemployment benefits? Find out about your rights if you have worked in more than one country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland or want to move to one of these countries to look for a job.