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Summer Course on European Social Security Law

Hybrid Summer Course
You can participate either face-to-face or online

Trier/Online, 13 September 2021 – 17 September 2021

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If you register for the face-to-face event and due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are obliged to hold the event online-only, you will have the option either to switch to the online-only event or to cancel your participation at no cost.

Please note that ERA will offer a full refund of your participation fee if you are required to cancel your registration due to Covid related reasons.


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.

This five-day course will focus on:
  • Sources and main principles
  • Applicable legislation
  • Non-active citizens
  • External dimension
  • Coordination of benefits: pensions unemployment benefits, family benefits, sickness benefits, etc.
  • Cross-border healthcare
  • Brexit
  • Administrative cooperation
  • European Labour Authority

Who should attend?

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

Hybrid course

You can participate either face-to-face or online
  • Face-to-face
    In the mornings the topics will be presented and analysed by way of lectures. In the afternoons, participants in Trier will be able to deepen their knowledge through workshops where active participation is encouraged. In the evening you will enjoy our varied social programme.
  • Online
    If you cannot attend the seminar in Trier, you can still attend online!
    The morning lectures presenting the most relevant topics in social security coordination will be streamed live. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
European Social NGOs, Trade unions and Employers Organisations
by 13 August 2021
after 13 August 2021
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
  • 10 % by 13.08.2021
  • 20 % by 23.07.2021
Discounts available
  • EU and ERA Patrons
    Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.

  • Young lawyers and other groups
    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 request); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions
  • European Social NGOs, Trade unions and Employers Organisations
  • Discount Voucher Code
    If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

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Important note
Please note that if you wish to pay by invoice, it is required to do so at the latest two days prior to the online event. A payment via credit card can be made at any time.


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Overnight accommodation in Trier

There are special rates for ERA participants at three excellent hotels in Trier.


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