The External Dimension of EU Social Security Coordination: Towards a Common EU Approach,
Pauline Melin provides a detailed legal analysis of the framework on social security coordination with third countries and offers alternative policy solutions to the current fragmented approach.
The analysis comprises a complete overview of the EU approach to social security coordination with third countries, 9 bilateral agreements (between Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, with respectively India, Turkey, and USA) and international standards. Based on this analysis, the author explores the possibility from an institutional perspective to develop a common EU approach through the conclusion of EU agreements. The author concludes by favouring an alternative softer solution through an EU model agreement and proposes that the content of that model agreement be based on the best practices of the current framework.
Pauline Melin obtained her Ph.D. in 2018 from Maastricht University (The Netherlands). She is since then lecturer in EU Law at Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium).
For researchers and practitioners with an interest in the external dimension of EU social security coordination but also in EU agreements with third countries.