Official name: 
Kingdom of Belgium

EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour & Employment, SOCIEUX+

Technical assistance facility which supports the creation of inclusive social protection systems and employment policies.

Since 2013, they offer expert assistance to 155 countries. Their goal is to foster peer-to-peer relationship among EU Member States and countries for the design and creation of fair social & employment systems.

The SOCIEUX+ areas of intervention include all social protection, labour and employment dimensions, including:

• social insurance: contributory pensions, health, accident, unemployment protection.


European Network on Debt and Development, Eurodad

Eurodad (the European Network on Debt and Development) is a network of 50 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 20 European countries. Eurodad works for transformative yet specific changes to global and European policies, institutions, rules and structures to ensure a democratically controlled, environmentally sustainable financial and economic system that works to eradicate poverty and ensure human rights for all.


European Social Insurance Platform, ESIP

The development of the European Single Market and in particular the free movement of citizens across the European Union call for greater cooperation between national social insurance systems. To this end, the European Social Insurance Platform was created in 1996 and since January 2009, ESIP exists as a legal entity under Belgian law.


World Social Movements, WSM

WSM is a Belgian NGO that strengthens and connects social movements worldwide so that both current and future generations can enjoy their universal right to decent work and social protection.




OECD’s biennial report on the pension systems across OECD and G20 countries. Each edition opens with an overview comparing pension policies of OECD countries and recent reforms. This is followed by at least one thematic chapter and a range of indicators including pension projections for today’s workers.


The World Social Security Forum will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 14 to 18 October 2019. It will be hosted by the public social security institutions of Belgium.

The Forum is the largest and most important international event for social security. Involving more than 1,000 participants, from more than 150 countries, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers in social security administration, it will provide an unparalleled source of exclusive networking, knowledge, and inspiration for ISSA member organizations.


Highlighting the positive impact of EU actions in the health sector in the Central African Republic (CAR), speakers will engage in a lively debate around user fees and the provision of health services in post-crisis CAR and other countries. A link with the development and implementation of Performance-Based Financing in fragile contexts will also be established.


The global poverty rate fell from 36% in 1990 to 10% in 2015, or by a billion people. At the same time, inequality rose across the world, particularly in China and India, which have driven the decline in global poverty. Social protection is playing an increasingly important role in reducing poverty thanks to higher coverage, better programmes and greater financing.


The use of local enumerators and researchers to gather qualitative and quantitative evidence in hard-to-reach areas require the adoption of robust methodologies, accurate planning, flexibility, monitoring skills and the capacity to adapt to a changing environment. The two speakers will discuss lessons from their multi-annual experience in leading multi-cultural evaluation teams in conflict and violence-affected zones.