Regional Social Security Forum for Europe

The Regional Social Security Forum for Europe will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 14 to 16 May 2019, at the invitation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Digital economy, labour market transformations, demographic change and evolving public expectations challenge social security systems to innovate in order to guarantee sustainability, ensure adequacy and maintain coverage for all types of workers. At the same time, new technologies provide opportunities for social security institutions to tailor services, enhance pro-active measures and communicate with the public.

Now is the time for social security institutions throughout Europe to develop innovative strategies and shape the social security of tomorrow.

This triennial Forum is the most important social security event in the region. In a rapidly evolving world, it will provide a unique platform to discuss key social security challenges, be inspired by innovative solutions and define strategies to shape the future of social security in Europe.

A highlight of the Forum will be the ISSA Good Practice Award for Europe, recognizing achievements in the region. Interested organizations can now enter the competition by submitting their good practices.

The Forum programme will cover the following areas:

  • Day 1: Key challenges for social security in Europe
  • Day 2: Excellence in social security administration
  • Day 3: Innovative solutions to shape the future of social security in Europe 
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The Forum is open to ISSA members from the European region. There is no registration fee for ISSA members. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs. Representatives of non-member institutions are requested to contact the ISSA General Secretariat for the terms and conditions of participation.

The languages of the Forum will be English, French, German, Spanish and Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these languages.