EU SOCIAL PILLAR - Chapter III
12. Social protection
"Regardless of the type and duration of their employment relationship, workers, and, under comparable conditions, the self-employed, have the right to adequate social protection".
The EU Regulation (EC) No 987/2009 on coordinating social security systems is in force since 2009.
The regulation strengthens cooperation between EU countries’ social security institutions* and improves the methods that they use to share information with one another.
It is an implementing regulation which modernises and simplifies the rules for applying Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems in the EU and it makes it easier for citizens to exercise their right to move freely in the EU for study, leisure or for professional reasons and guarantees that they are not disadvantaged in terms of social security.
The EU Regulation:
The EU Regulation covers all the traditional branches of social security, namely:
Beneficiaries are guaranteed that their benefits will be paid, that they will be covered for healthcare and that they will receive family benefits even if they move to another EU country.
See details in the next Chapters.