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Webinar on European Social Security Law

Morning sessions


The purpose of this online 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 applicable legislation
  • Special provisions concerning the various categories of benefits: sickness benefits, pensions, unemployment benefits, family benefits
  • Patient mobility and cross-border healthcare
  • Latest developments concerning Brexit, reform of the coordination rules, European Labour Authority

Participants will be able to deepen their knowledge through case studies and workshops.

Who should attend?

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


Interactive Webinar

The summer course will be hosted on ERA’s own online training platform. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants, break out into working groups and work collaboratively on case studies. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive training experience. As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in a high-quality online training environment.



Gabriella Berki, Assistant Professor, University of Szeged

Rob Cornelissen, Professor, Free University of Brussels; Guest Professor, KU-Leuven

Stamatia Devetzi, Professor of Social Security Law, Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Dominique D'Haene, Expert, National Social Security Office, Brussels

Piotr Gołębiewski, Legal Counsel, Department of Co-ordination of Social Security Schemes, Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Warsaw

Moira Kettner, Officer, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Berlin

Saskia Montebovi, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University

Caroline O'Connor, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Felix Schatz, Legal Secretary, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

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

Lode Van Steenkiste, Expert, National Social Security Office, Brussels

Ivana Vukorepa, Associate Professor, University of Zagreb


14 Sep 2020 @ 09:00 am

18 Sep 2020 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 4 days, 4 hours


Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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