Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Former network of experts 2004-2013 (trESS)

This network is no longer active and has been replaced by FreSsco (Free movement of workers and Social security coordination).

The European Commission financed a network of experts on European social security: trESS (training and reporting on European Social Security). The trESS network consisted of independent experts in the field of European social security law, coordinated by Ghent University.

What did the network do?

trESS organised specialised seminars and established networks between various actors involved in application of social security coordination rules at the national level. These included social security institutions, lawyers, judges, social partners and other experts.

The network also reported to the European Commission on implementation problems encountered in the EU countries. It undertook legal and strategic analysis on the coordination rules in relation to the developments in the national legislations.

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