General News

Putting social welfare at the heart of EU policy 12-09-2019


ESIP gathers stakeholders to discuss mainstreaming EU social policy

On 11 September, the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) gathered a panel of high-level social policy experts from the main EU institutions to discuss how to give social welfare a high level of priority on the EU agenda.

Mitigating the impact of a no-deal Brexit 28-03-2019


Contigency measures in the field of social security

The prospect of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union without an agreement raises major issues by putting an abrupt end to the freedom of movement of persons and the application of social security coordination rules.

Platform economy & social insurance - 4 challenges 07-02-2019


Publication of an ESIP study on the coverage of platform workers

The impact of digitalization, especially of the platform economy, is a burning topic in Europe. The number of publications on the size of platform economy and its impact on labour markets is growing. According to the most quoted figure in the EU, the share of people working in the platform economy ranges between 1 and 5 per cent. The views are somewhat polarized, as some see the phenomenon as rupturing the labour market while others find that its impact is minor (at least for now). Less attention has been given to its interplay with social insurance. That is why ESIP decided to take a closer look at that part of the phenomenon.

ESIP Activity Report 2017-2018 01-01-2019


Paving the way forward for a high level of social protection across the EU

What has ESIP worked on in 2017-2018? Find out more about ESIP's activities and results in 2017 and 2018 in our Activity Report.

ESIP position paper on ELA 28-08-2018


How will the ELA impact on the coordination of social security systems?

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) welcomes the proposal for a Regulation to establish a European Labour Authority as a way to ensure fair labour mobility in the internal market and to prevent social dumping and fraud.

ESIP is recruiting! 07-08-2018


Job offer - office manager/administrative assistant

ESIP is looking for a highly motivated and results-driven individual to contribute to the daily work of our international office in Brussels from September 2018.

19h per week - initial fixed-term contract 12 months (possible permanent contract thereafter) - additional benefits package

Applications by - 21 August 2018  Interviews - 27-31 August 2018

(UN)EMPL working group 06-03-2018


Successful launch of the (UN)EMPL working group

On 20 February, ESIP held the first meeting of the (UN)EMPL working group. Representatives of seven organisations from within and outside of the ESIP structure came together to discuss hot topics on the European agenda in the field of employment and unemployment services and benefits.

The ESSN: much left to the imagination? 18-01-2018


ESIP responds to the public consultation on the European Social Security Number

On 27 November 2017, the European Commission launched a public consultation on future proposals for a European Labour Authority and a European Social Security Number. Despite the limited time frame of this consultation, ESIP responded to the consultation as these initiatives have a major impact on statutory social security systems as first actors concerned.

European Pillar of Social Rights: a blank page? 17-11-2017


The Proclamation leaves room for uncertainty

On 17 November, the Presidents of the three main EU institutions agreed to proclaim the European Pillar of Social Rights on the occasion of the Social Summit in Gothenburg. ESIP welcomes this inter- institutional proclamation as a way to achieve convergence in the European Union towards a high level of social security for EU citizens.                                                                                               

State of the Union: from ambition to reality? 14-09-2017


ESIP calls for clarification in follow-up of State of the Union speech

On 13 September 2017, Jean-Claude Juncker gave his very anticipated annual speech on the State of the European Union. ESIP was all ears on this occasion, as the European Commission was setting out the political direction of the EU institutions’ work.