The Standing Committees of ESIP gather four times a year for face-to-face meetings with all Members at ESIP’s offices in Brussels. In-between meetings, ESIP staff and Committee coordinators pursue important monitoring and follow-up activities to keep the Members informed of the latest developments of EU policy.

Health Policy Committee

The Health Committee provides a forum for exchange on national and international policies and strategies that impact on national social health insurers and health systems. It monitors and advocates on behalf of the social health insurers (payers) on EU legislative and non-legislative initiatives and provides expert input to EU-level working groups and for a dealing with issues of relevance to the provision of social health care, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, HTA, cross-border healthcare, e- and m-health, patient safety and quality.

Contact person: Christine Dawson, contact us.

Pension Policy Committee

The Pension Committee provides a forum for exchange on national & European policies impacting on national statutory pension insurers. It monitors and advocates EU legislative & non-legislative initiatives and provides expertise in the field of retirement provision, pension topics related to the introduction of a European Pillar of Social Rights, the role of pensions in the macroeconomic governance of the EU and the European Semester, EU pension information, labour-market connected topics such as flexible/ part-time retirement, conditions for early retirement, and information on ongoing pension reforms.

Contact person: Emilie Vaisman, contact us.

Family and Social Inclusion Committee

The Family and Social Inclusion Committee is based on two pillars that may interact with one another. On one hand, the committee deals with family policy issues including childcare facilities and services, parental support, changes in family patterns or family benefits. On the other hand, it also monitors social inclusion topics such as fight against poverty, especially through family poverty or poverty at work, minimum income or activation measures. It provides a forum for exchange of practices as well as analyses of EU initiatives that can impact its members. It contributes also to the elaboration of positions on such EU initiatives as well as participating to European projects (i.e. European reconciliation package).

Coordinator: Audrey Tourniaire, contact us.

Disability and Rehabilitation Committee

The Committee is a dynamic platform that permits exchanges of information around common activities encountered by the institutions managing rehabilitation and reintegration services and promoting the accessibility of people with disabilities. The Committee also provides expert input to the European institutions in questions related to disabilities and rehabilitation. Topics that are discussed include among others rehabilitation and return to work strategies in national social security organisations, the European Disability Strategy, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Coordinator: Stefani Wolfgarten, contact us.

EurelPro Committee

The Committee is a forum for representatives of statutory liberal professions schemes. The Committee exchanges on the functioning of national systems of among others retirement schemes for liberal professions governed by the European social security coordination rules. The committee monitors European policies impacting on these schemes including the revision of social security coordination, the proposed services package, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the EESSI and the Eurogroup’s benchmarking of pension sustainability.

Contact person: Emilie Vaisman, contact us.

Working Groups


Beyond the Standing Committees, ESIP has also set up more flexible Working Groups that gather two to three times a year, depending on the demand of their members. Working Groups cannot act as independent entities nor publish their own positions; however, they might support ESIP in doing so.

(Un)employment Working Group

The (Un)employment Working Group gathers representatives from social security organisations competent on employment and unemployment issues, including the provision of unemployment benefits and employment services such as job assessment, reactivation and training as well as the enforcement of EU unemployment benefit rules, especially in cross-border situations. The Working Group also tackles the issues of the fight against fraud and error, including the use of data mining tools and the challenges linked to the respect of data protection rules, including the GDPR. The Working Group also monitors the major EU initiatives of impact such as the European Pillar of social rights, the proposal for a European Labour Authority and initiatives around various projects towards a potential reinsurance mechanism for national unemployment insurance systems.

Contact person: Emilie Vaisman, contact us.

Funding Working Group

Based on the demand of several ESIP members competent for the collection and recovery of social contributions, ESIP is in the first stage of setting up a working group dedicated to the financing of social security systems. This Group will deal with all aspects of funding of benefits and services, cash flow, audit, control, inspection and recovery of social contributions and benefits.

Contact person: Arnaud Emeriau, contact us.