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Summer Course on European Social Security Law

Visit to the European Court of Justice included


The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to EU social security law. EU legislation and recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU will be presented.

Key topics

  • EU legal framework on social security law
  • General principles of EU social security coordination
  • Rules on determination of the legislation applicable
  • Special provisions concerning the various categories of benefits (sickness benefits, invalidity and old-age pension, unemployment benefits, family benefits)
  • Patient mobility and cross-border healthcare
  • The proposed revision of the coordination rules

EU legislation and recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU will be presented. Participants will be able to deepen their knowledge through case studies and workshops.

Visit to the European Court of Justice

Participants in the summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at legal practitioners seeking an introduction to EU social security law.




Gabriella Berki University of Szeged

Rob Cornelissen Guest Professor, Free University of Brussels (VUB)

Martin Meissnitzer Head of Office / European Representation, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Brussels

Filip Van Overmeiren Director at Deloitte, Global Employer Services; Professor at Ghent University and Free University of Brussels

Manfred Pöltl Deputy Head of Division, Austrian Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna

Felix Schatz Legal Secretary, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg (subject to confirmation)

Grega Strban Professor, University of Ljubljana Ivana Vukorepa Associate professor, University of Zagreb


10 Sep 2018 @ 09:00 am

14 Sep 2018 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 4 days, 4 hours


ERA Congress Centre

Metzer Allee 5



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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