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Summer Course on European Social Security

, 4 September 2017 – 8 September 2017

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Visit to the CJEU

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

Social programme

After a day's intensive training, enjoy our varied social programme: the course dinner with fellow participants, wine-tasting in the Mosel vineyards and a tour of the historic city of Trier.
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
European Social NGOs, Trade unions and employers organisations
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 04.08.2017
20 % before 04.07.2017

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

40 % - For Fellows of the European Law Institute

40 % - European Social NGOs, Trade unions and employers organisations

50 % - For members of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)

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Important note
Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The number of places is limited by the Court for practical reasons to 35. These places will be allocated to the first 35 participants.


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