Social Security Reforms and European Integration: Squaring the Circle?
Social Security Reforms and European Integration:
Squaring the Circle?
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30, 1040 Brussels
The responsibility for the organisation, definition and financing structure of the national social insurance and health systems lies with the Member States. Nevertheless, the European Union policies, especially in the field of economic governance through the European Semester, increasingly affect social security reform programs. How can we achieve a reasonable balance between necessary economic governance and delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights while fully respecting national traditions and competences? How much Europe is needed? And how important is “getting it right” for the future of European integration?
Deputy Director of the European Representation of German Social Insurance
On the panel:
Deputy Director of the Vienna Economic Chamber
Vice Chairman of the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions
General Secretary of the Austrian Trade Union Federation
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Senior Health Policy Analyst
The event will be followed by a buffet.