Social security within the EU

Social security and social integration

One of the fundamental objectives of the EU and the EEA is to ensure that all the citizens of the 30 current member states have equal rights and are not discriminated against within the countries in question.

Citizens of the EU and EEA have the right to work and live in any EU or EEA member state. The social security entitlements acquired by a person in one EU/EEA country are thus retained when that person moves to another EU or EEA country.