Between 23 September and 23 October 2013, the European Union will organise one month of online debates on the Single Market.
The social security coordination communication network brings together communication and social security experts from national ministries and institutions and the European Commission.
Social security is a key issue for people moving within Europe. Thanks to EU rules on social security coordination, citizens moving within the EU should not lose out on their social security rights because of their mobility.
This conference will mark the first anniversary of the new regulations modernising the coordination of social security systems in the EU, applied 1 May 2010.
On 1st May 2010, the legislative package known as "modernised EU social security coordination", started to apply in the 27 EU Member States. A number of significant changes to the previous coordination regime were introduced.
In the context of the enlargement of the European Union, the European Commission has organised a workshop on free movement of workers and coordination of social security in Zagreb, Croatia.
The European Commission will host a seminar in Brussels for Director-Generals of Social Security from the EU Member States and from EFTA dealing with implementation of the modernised EU social security coordination system.
This conference, organised by the French Presidency and co-funded by the Commission had as its theme, "Cooperation between Member States in the coordination of social security schemes in order to avoid fraud and error".