ISSA Webinar: Data sharing among social security institutions

10 November 2021 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Data sharing among social security institutions

10 November 2021 | Virtual

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 10:00−11:30 (UTC/GMT+1 or CET)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation available using the Zoom App only)

Data sharing plays a crucial role in implementing social programmes. It facilitates institutions’ access to essential data, such as beneficiaries’ personal and family information, benefits provided, employers’ data and contributions paid.

By enabling effective access to the most reliable data sources, data sharing practices increase the efficiency and quality across programme design, implementation and evaluation. Furthermore, it provides a means to control, monitor and tackle fraud by cross-checking data.

Despite the number of successful inter-institutional data sharing experiences, implementing these remains challenging, due to the complexities of applying technologies, such as Interoperability and Data Management.

In the implementation of data sharing between institutions there are also considerations to be made in terms of defining and bounding the scope of data to be shared, determining quality levels of data and their accessibility, checking compliance with legal obligations and data protection regulations, to name a few.

Join us for this ISSA Webinar that will address different approaches and challenges to implementing inter-institutional data sharing. It will discuss innovative experiences to provide insights into the vital coordination and oversight of such developments.


Vanessa Di BartolomeoMireille Zanardelli Vanessa Di Bartolomeo, Deputy Director and First Social Security Inspector; and Mireille Zanardelli, Research Officer, Directorate of the Employment-Labour Unit, General Inspectorate of Social Security (IGSS), Luxembourg
Habib Al-Lawati Habib Al-Lawati, Manager of Information Technology, Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI), Oman
Maria Kitanova Maria Kitanova, Director of IT Landscape and Expertise, Information Systems Department, National Old-Age Insurance Fund (CNAV), France

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What are the expected benefits of sharing data in the social security sector?
  • What are the main challenges that social security institutions encounter in sharing data with others?
  • What practices have proven to be effective in implementing data sharing with other institutions, on a national and international level?
  • What institutional capacities should be developed to streamline the implementation of inter-institutional data sharing?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, Secretary General, ISSA
  • Technical introduction by the ISSA
  • Case experience of IGSS, Luxembourg
  • Case experience of PASI, Oman
  • Case experience of CNAV, France
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Raúl Ruggia-Frick Moderated by Raúl Ruggia-Frick, Director, Social Security Development Branch, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions without registration fees.