Privatisation of social risks in the context of cross-border mobility in the EU

- Leuven / BE

Not all mobile workers in the EU are covered by the regulations on the coordination of the relevant national social security systems. They are therefore forced to take out private insurance to protect themselves against social risk.

This project aims to identify the groups of mobile workers in the EU who do not fall within the scope of the coordination regulations and the reasons for this. The project will also examine the extent to which private insurance is used as an alternative in the cross-border context, with a particular focus on private health insurance, and will analyse why mobile workers are forced to take out private insurance.

The project consists of three parts: the preparation of a preliminary thesis paper, the discussion of the paper in a seminar and the drafting of a final scientific working paper.

HIVA - Onderzoeksinstituut voor Arbeid en Samenleving
Monique Ramioul and Nancy Vertongen
Tel.: +32 - 16 - 32 43 63 (Ramioul)
Tel.: +32 - 16 - 32 33 70 (Vertongen)
E-mail: monique.ramioul(at)kuleuven.be and nancy.vertongen(at)kuleuven.be

Languages: en

Project number: 09-06-23-FP+SE