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Programme international seminar The importance of Social Security in Europe

Session 1:               Social Security in Europe
                                (chaired by Dr Maria Mousmouti, CECL Athens and University of London)

09.45 - 10.30       Registration and coffee

10.30 - 10.45       Opening
                          Dr Gijsbert Vonk, University of Groningen

10.45 - 11.30       The importance of Social Security for Europe
                          Dr Georgios Katrougalos, Greek Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity

11.30 - 12.15       The importance of Europe for Social Security
                          Dr Ulrich Becker, Director Max Planck Institute for social law and social policy, Munich

Session 2:               Social Security Education and ICT Innovation
                                (chaired by Dr Grega Strban, University of Ljubljana)

12.30 - 12.45       Introduction to the Efese project
                          Dr Paul Schoukens, KU Leuven and University of Tilburg

12.45 - 13.30       State of Social Law Education in the Netherlands: Challenges, Innovations and Best Practices
                          Dr Ronald Beltzer, University of Amsterdam, President of the Levenbach Institute

13.30 - 13.45       Closing remarks
                          Dr Elmer Sterken, Chancellor of the University of Groningen

13.45 - 14.30       Lunch

To register (free of charge), please send an email to

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