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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 16961)  

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Title Study Tour on Social Security Coordination 
Description Notably Social Security civil servants will be offered the possibility to participate in a Seminar on Social Security Coordination in Prague. Furthemore, a specific programme will also be prepared for their visit to the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. 
Status Completed 
Date 02/11/2006 - 07/11/2006 
Location Prague, Czech Republic
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bulgaria / Croatia / Republic of Moldova / Romania / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - SEE-SISP1
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SEE-SISP1 - Social Institutions Support    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2004/DG3/JP/1611   SEE-Soc - Institutional capacity for quality development, proficiency and training
Expected Result 3.4 - Improve the capacity by targeted training for specialised professions in the field of social secu... Improve the capacity by targeted training for specialised professions in the field of social security and cross-border social security
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Line of Action ⇒ 1 – Compliance with Human Rights and Rule of Law standards
Programme ☆ 1.9  European Code of Social Security
Project 2004/DG3/37 Promoting the principles of the European Code of Social Security
Expected Result 3 Awareness of the principles of coordination of social security in the relevant groups (member states, social partners, professionals) is raised

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate (Service) Social Cohesion (Social Security)
CoE Contact MOLINA, Sixto   email
Last Modified 23/11/2006 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 16961) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) A number of civil servants from the SISP beneficiary countries (including Romania and Bulgaria) are invited to a study tour. The tour consist in the participation in the Social Security Training Seminar on the Coordinating Instruments to be held in Prague and the participation in seminar specifically organised by DG-III for them in Strasbourg. 
Output/Results The participants had the changed to further examine present obligations under EC Rules and CoE instruments in the social security coordination field. It also allows participant to create a regional network, since the participants are all working at national level in this particular field. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Both seminars were well organised and participants had the chance to meet more than 80 social security experts in Prague (including representatives of the EC, ILO, ISSA and ETUC) and also meet experts/adminitrators in the different social areas presently developped in the CoE (notably DG-III but also DG-II/European Social Charter). 
Participants ALBANIA

1.- Ms Dajana BERISHA
Head of Department for Foreign relations and projects
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

2.- Ms Mirela ZECEVIC
Expert Assistant for Pension and Invalidity Insurrance
Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Policy

Assistant Professor
University of National and World Economy

4.- Mr Viktor GOTOVAC
Assistant Professor for Labour Law and Social Security
Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

5.- Mr Ovidiu SCUTELNICU
National House of Pensions and Other Social Insurance Rights

6.- Ms Luiza FLORESCU
Head of International Relationships Department
National House of Pensions and Other Social Insurance Rights

7.- Ms Verica RADUNOVIĆ
Chief Deputy of the Department of international social security
Republican Fund for Pension and Invalidity Insurance for Employed

8.- Mr Nenad RAKIĆ
Department for Pension and Disability Insurance
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy

9.- Ms Aleksandra SLAVKOSKA
Advisor, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

10.- Mr Lazar JOVEVSKI
Assistant Proffessor of Labour Law
Faculty of Law “Justinianus Primus”-Skopje


11.- Ms Mina BRAJOVIC
Ministry of Health of Montenegro

12.- Mr Lulzim KARAXHA
Pensions and Benefits Officer
Department of Pensions Administration
Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare

Director, Health Care Commissioning Agency
Ministry of Health
Consultants/Experts Ms VERTONGEN (EC representative),
Ms FULTZ, (ILO representative, Regional Office - Budapest)
Ms LAROQUE (representative of ISSA - Paris Office)
Mr LOURDELE (reprensetative of ETUC)
Mr OTTING (Social Security Expert - Germany)
Mr DE PAUW (Social Security Expert - Belgium)
Mr KESSLER (Social Security Expert - France)
CoE Secretariat Mr Sixto MOLINA (SISP manager - COE, DG-III)
Ms Tanja KALOVSKA (Assistant to the programme)
Ms Michele AKIP (Head of the Social Security Department - COE)
Mr Piotr MIERZEWSKI (Health Division - DG-III)
Mr Karl Friedrich BOPP (Access to Social Rights - DG-III)
Ms Aygesul UZUN (European Court of Human Rights)
Ms Eleni TSETSEKOU (Roma and Travellers Division - DG-III)
Mr Sergey KYRYCHIKOV (Migration Division - DG-III)
Mr Octavian SOFRANSKY (CoE Development Bank)
Mr Henrik KRISTIANSSEN (European Social Charter) 
Total No. Participants 29 
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  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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