The EU rules on social security coordination protect the social security rights of mobile citizens. The latest statistical reports on social security coordination have now been published. These reports provide an overview of the data provided by Member States on the functioning of these rules.
Free movement of persons would not be possible without the guarantee that citizens do not lose their social security protection when moving to another country in Europe.
In order to protect the social security rights of persons moving within Europe, common rules were established at EU level in order to coordinate the different national systems of social security. These rules cover anyone who moves to another country to settle permanently, work temporarily or study, and even those who are travelling to take a holiday.
The purpose of these rules is to ensure that persons exercising their right to free movement are not adversely affected by the application of the different national legislations established by each Member State.