Online Event 2020

Online Event - Response to COVID-19 in Social Security


Since the annual conference of the European Institute of Social Security cannot take place as planned this year due to several circumstances, this conference has been cancelled for 2020 and will likely take place in a similar form in 2021.

Instead of the annual conference, the EISS will organize an online activity on COVID-19. The impact of the current crisis is huge, and has caused governments to intervene in many areas, not least in social security. Which measures have been taken throughout Europe? Can we identify common trends and challenges throughout the continent?

The EISS online event will focus on several national testimonies and measures taken nationally through pre-recorded presentations that will be made available beforehand. During the event, the focus will be on discussions on these presentations as well as comparative cross-country presentations. 

In practice, then, the event will take place in two stages:

  • A prepatory stage, where participants are given access to the recordings of the national testimonies. These country reports should be watched in advance.
  • A discussion stage, as during the event itself discussants will debate the impact of the current crisis based on the country reports.

Practical Details

  • When?

The event will take place Friday 25 September, from 13h30 to 15h30. Participants should register before 23 September.

  • How?

The details on how to join the online event on the day itself will be shared after registration.

    • Practical

    Once your registration has been processed, you will receive access to the platform 'Toledo' where all country reports have been collected. You will receive an automated message on the email address used to register for the event in order to activate your guest account on the platform. Once your account has been activated, you can log in and enter the community 'EISS Online Event: Response to COVID-19 in Social Security' to view all materials.

    • Programme

    You can find the full programme here.

      • Registration

      EISS members can participate for free.

      Non-members can become members for €45 and enjoy EISS membership for a full year, or pay a registration fee of €25. The payment should be made out to:

      European Institute of Social Security

      Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

      IBAN: BE49 4310 2587 0371


      Bank Address: KBC Ladeuzeplein 15-17, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

      Please indicate your full name as a reference with your payment. You will only receive access to the event materials once your payment has been received.

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