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European Pillar of Social Rights: a blank page? 17-11-2017


The Proclamation leaves room for uncertainty

On 17 November, the Presidents of the three main EU institutions agreed to proclaim the European Pillar of Social Rights on the occasion of the Social Summit in Gothenburg. ESIP welcomes this inter- institutional proclamation as a way to achieve convergence in the European Union towards a high level of social security for EU citizens.                                                                                               

State of the Union: from ambition to reality? 14-09-2017


ESIP calls for clarification in follow-up of State of the Union speech

On 13 September 2017, Jean-Claude Juncker gave his very anticipated annual speech on the State of the European Union. ESIP was all ears on this occasion, as the European Commission was setting out the political direction of the EU institutions’ work. 

Looking back at our achievements 14-07-2017


ESIP Activity Report 2016-2017

What has ESIP worked on in 2016-2017? Find out more about ESIP's activities and results in 2016 and 2017 in our Activity Report.


ESIP gets a refreshed look 17-02-2017


Welcome to our new website!

ESIP launches today a brand new website to start off 2017.

You will find our latest news on our frontpage according to the branches of social security we cover.

Social security coordination 17-01-2017


The European Commission puts forward its proposal for a targeted revision

 ESIP will follow with attention these developments and underlines the need to preserve the sustainability of social security systems.

20th Anniversary Conference 30-11-2016


The European Pillar of Social Rights: perspectives for social security

ESIP’s 20th Anniversary Conference was the opportunity to explore the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) focusing on the perspectives it brings for social insurers. We were pleased to hear the views of Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility and Allan Larsson, Special Adviser to President Juncker on the EPSR as well as representatives of the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and social insurers.

New ESIP Presidency 30-11-2016


ESIP elects its new President

On 30 November 2016, during its General Assembly, the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) elected its new president, Arnaud Emériau.
Arnaud Emériau succeeds ESIP’s founder Dr Franz Terwey who retired after 23 years of active advocacy in Brussels. The newly elected president will work in close collaboration with Ilka Wölfle who was elected as vice-president of ESIP.