Regional Structures

European Network

Regional Structures

European Network

The ISSA European Network (IEN) promotes regional social security cooperation and networking, and supports the ISSA by promoting the Association’s products and services, organizing events, and facilitating the exchange of good practices among social security institutions in the region.

Europe has a long tradition in social security. Schemes are well developed and encompassing, usually with a high level of coverage. ISSA activities focus on the main challenges social security systems face in the region, such as ageing populations, changing labour markets and the emergence of new forms of work, as well as international collaboration.

To support its members in adapting to an ever-evolving environment, the IEN has launched Innovation workshops. These workshops allow members to share experiences and approaches on new technologies and their potential to automate internal processes, enhance customer experience and improve service quality.

The ISSA European Network identifies priority topics for social security institutions in the region, develops and implements a programme of activities for ISSA European members, currently via monthly webinars.

European Network – Programme of virtual events 2021
May Employment Between COVID-19 and recovery: job retention, partial unemployment and skills development
June All branches COVID-19: long-term impact on the financing of social security
July Communication Communication: long-term lessons from the crisis
August Old age Minimum benefits for older persons: steps towards universality
September Gender
Family benefits
Parental benefits: what trends, what impact on gender equality?
October Several branches Social security and new forms of work
November ICT
Governance
Digital transformation strategies in social security
December All branches Brexit and social security treatment of cross-border workers