Social security & gender equality: an ESIP event 14-11-2019


When social security systems ensure gender equality: how to (re)design social security systems to support gender equality?

Taking the opportunity of the renewal of EU institutions, the members of the Family and social inclusion committee (FaSI) of the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) are organising a meeting in Brussels to discuss with relevant decision-makers and stakeholders the link between the design of family policies and of social security systems with gender equality.

Assessing the EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 13-11-2019


ESIP replies to the public consultation on the evaluation of the EU Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020

The European Commission opened a public consultation on the European Disability Strategy 2010 -2020 which aims at implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) at EU level.

Urgent need to apply new rules on medical devices 14-10-2019


ESIP argues for no delay in application of the MDR

At the end of May 2017, after long and intensive political debate, the new European Medical Device Regulation (Regulation EU 2017/745; MDR) entered into force. Its main goals are to increase the safety of medical devices placed on the market, to raise the requirements for the clinical evaluation of high-risk devices, to establish transparency by implementing a central database that is at least in part publicly accessible, and to harmonise the quality of Notified Bodies throughout Europe.

Putting social welfare at the heart of EU policy 12-09-2019


ESIP gathers stakeholders to discuss mainstreaming EU social policy

On 11 September, the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) gathered a panel of high-level social policy experts from the main EU institutions to discuss how to give social welfare a high level of priority on the EU agenda.