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Programme announced - E-SOCIAL SECURITY 2.0 - 22 September 2022 20-07-2022


High-level conference on the digitalisation of social security

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) is organising its annual high-level conference on 22 September 2022 in Brussels. This year we will focus on a very timely topic: digitalisation of social security.


Ensuring adequate social protection for platform workers 15-07-2022


ESIP position paper on the directive on platform work

ESIP publishes today its position on the European Commission proposal for a Directive on Improving the working conditions of platform workers. The statutory social protection institutions represented within ESIP welcome the proposal as support to tackle the challenge linked to the emergence of platform work. 

New risks, new resources and prospects for social protection in Europe 02-06-2022


ESIP workshop on the future of social protection - 28 June in Brussels

Is there a risk of erosion of social protection systems due to the ageing of the population in Europe? How can we find new resources to ensure the sustainability of our systems? What new risks should be covered by social protection? 

Appointment of Yannis Natsis as Director of ESIP 08-02-2022


A new chapter for ESIP

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP), representing statutory social security institutions from 17 Member States and Switzerland, is delighted to announce that Mr Yannis Natsis has been appointed as Director of ESIP starting from 8 February 2022. He will take over this position from Dr Christine Dawson who is retiring after 20 years of successful work and advocacy on behalf of ESIP in Brussels. 

Insuring platform workers - sickness & unemployment 06-12-2021


Updated ESIP study on the social security coverage of platform workers

The European Social Insurance Platform publishes today an updated study on the social security coverage of platform workers, conducted within ESIP, representing social security institutions from 17 Member States and Switzerland. In this study, an emphasis is put on the coverage of the self-employed as many platform workers fall under this category – and typically solo-self-employed (i.e. self-employed that do not have any staff of their own). A further focus was chosen on coverage in terms of sickness and unemployment benefits.

“As EU decision-makers will discuss legislation on platform work, ESIP members are providing their expertise by analysing in detail how platform workers are insured in terms of sickness and unemployment benefits across the EU.” said Ilka Wölfle, ESIP President. 

Promoting the role of social security institutions 06-12-2021


25th anniversary of ESIP

In 2021, ESIP is celebrating 25 years of its existence, 25 years that have been dedicated to promoting the role of social protection systems in the EU. 

Steps towards secure & inclusive digitalisation 03-09-2021


A set of EU digital principles: social security & health insurers’ views

As a follow-up to the Digital Compass Communication of 9 March, the Commission launched a public consultation on the formulation of a set of EU digital principles. These principles would be integrated in a joint declaration of the main EU institutions. ESIP and its Members are committed to and involved in the digitalisation of social security and healthcare systems, with a view to increasing their sustainability and accessibility within and across borders.

Promoting active & healthy ageing across the lifespan 20-04-2021


ESIP responds to the Public Consultation on the Green Paper on Ageing

Social protection schemes in the EU are under strain as ageing increases demand for medical and long-term care (LTC) and old-age spendingIn this contextESIP provides its recommendations touching upon all branches of social security on how to tackle demographic change while fostering active and healthy ageing. 


Enabling healthy working lives 14-12-2020


ESIP feedback to the Green Paper on Ageing

ESIP shares the Commission’s opinion highlighted in its roadmap on the Green Paper on Ageing that the demographic change Europe faces requires a high-level policy debate on its long-term impact on social protection systems, especially care and pensions systems. To better evaluate the impact of ageing, the availability and comparability of data in the EU should be enhanced. In addition, the EU’s actions through the Green Paper on Ageing and possible follow-up initiatives should foster synergies with other EU strategies and policies and provide financing opportunities. 


Ensuring a high level of social protection 30-11-2020


ESIP puts forward its proposals for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

ESIP supported the goal of achieving renewed convergence towards a high level of social protection in its response to the public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). The reply is focused on the principles 9 to 18 of the EPSR, relevant to social security.