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Platform economy and social insurance – four challenges to consider 07-02-2019

 
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Publication of an ESIP study on the coverage of platform workers

The impact of digitalization, especially of the platform economy, is a burning topic in Europe. The number of publications on the size of platform economy and its impact on labour markets is growing. According to the most quoted figure in the EU, the share of people working in the platform economy ranges between 1 and 5 per cent. The views are somewhat polarized, as some see the phenomenon as rupturing the labour market while others find that its impact is minor (at least for now). Less attention has been given to its interplay with social insurance. That is why ESIP decided to take a closer look at that part of the phenomenon.

Timely application of the new medical devices rules 23-01-2019

 
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ESIP's reaction to the "Implant files"

A recent international investigation on medical implants has shed light again on the weaknesses of the system of certification of medical devices. Since 2012, ESIP has been advocating forstrengthening the rules concerning the marketing of medical devices asking in particular for an independent centralised authorisation system for the marketing of high-risk medical devices, better market transparency and improved protection for patients. 

ESIP Activity Report 2017-2018 01-01-2019

 
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Paving the way forward for a high level of social protection across the EU

What has ESIP worked on in 2017-2018? Find out more about ESIP's activities and results in 2016 and 2017 in our Activity Report.

Statement on SPC Regulation amendment 22-10-2018

 
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Public payers call for a more ambitious text on Supplementary Protection Certificates

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) calls on EU legislators to ensure that patients’ access to high quality and affordable healthcare is put at the centre of the discussions on the Commission proposal to amend the EU Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC).