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Workshops

In the afternoon the following workshops are organised. Please register for one of the workshops.

New paradigms for (viable) coordination of social security

Prof Herwig Verschueren, Emeritus Professor at the University of Antwerp
Eva van Ooij, PhD, Legal Policy Adviser at the Sociale Verzekeringsbank

Due to the current shortage on the labour market and the ageing population, temporary employees from outside the Netherlands are in high demand. This increasing flexibility and mobility on the labour market are making the practice of determining where workers are insured increasingly complex for implementing bodies. How can we verify where a worker is employed, both physically and virtually?

Coherency in social security and a tailor-made approach for the (international) citizen

Prof Sonja Bekker, Professor of Law, Economics, Governance and Organisation at Utrecht University
Marjolein van Everdingen, PhD, Legal Policy Adviser at the Sociale Verzekeringsbank.

As a citizen, you want to know what your entitlements will be when you retire. With these entitlements come obligations. How do you, as an international citizen, know what your entitlements and obligations are? How do you define an ‘international citizen’? And what if you want to offer a tailor-made approach for international citizens? How much scope do implementing bodies have within the intent of the law, specifically in an international context?

Working towards universal social security

Bastiaan Didden, PhD, of the International Office of the Dutch Taks Administration (Belastingdienst) and affiliated tot the Institute for Transnational and Euroregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) at Maastricht University. He is contributing in a personal capacity.
Christina Hiessl is Professor of Labour Law at KU Leuven (Belgium), Invited Professor of Social Welfare at Yonsei University (Seoul)

Nowadays, people have various types of income. Combinations like running an online retail webshop as a self-employed person while working part-time in paid employment are increasingly commonplace. The question is how these other forms of income need to be treated. In an international context in particular, entitlement to social insurance is still dependent on having an employment contract. Such differences in entitlements and obligations mean that a citizen might qualify for social security more easily in one country than another. Push-and-pull factors like these are unavoidable. How do we provide for a healthy labour market in this context, where supply meets demand? How can we simplify the implementation? How can we clarify this for members of the public? How does it affect the regulatory framework and justification of social security legislation?

Data exchange and digitalisation across borders with an (international) crossroads database

Paul Schoukens Professor at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven
Angela Liebregts, Coordinating Strategic Management Adviser Sociale Verzekeringsbank
Kathleen Harteel, Strategic Policy Adviser for International Affairs at Dutch Employee Insurance Agency (UWV)
Johanna Vallistu, Ph.D. candidate at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance of the TalTech School of Bueiness and Governance in Estonia. 

In order for social security schemes to be properly implemented, there must be sufficient accurate information available on the situation. In international situations, the availability of such information should never be taken for granted. In actual practice, implementing bodies find themselves dealing with different languages, different understandings, different cultural habits and lifestyles, and different legal frameworks. How can we understand each other better and exchange information more easily? Does an international crossover database constitute a solution to this problem?