The European Commission finances a network of experts on European social security: trESS (training and reporting on European Social Security). The trESS network consists of independent experts in the field of European social security law, coordinated by Ghent University.
trESS organises specialised seminars and establishes networks between various actors involved in application of social security coordination rules at the national level. These include social security institutions, lawyers, judges, social partners and other experts.
The network also reports to the European Commission on implementation problems encountered in the EU countries. It undertakes legal and strategic analysis on the coordination rules in relation to the developments in the national legislations.