MoveS seminar (Finland): Sincere cooperation – from principle to practice

The MoveS network (Free Movement and Social Security Coordination) will organise a seminar in Helsinki (Finland) on 13 September 2019.

The seminar is organised by MoveS in collaboration with its Finnish national experts, Jaana Rissanen and Anna-Kaisa Tuovinen. MoveS is a network of independent experts from 32 European countries, coordinated by Eftheia and Deloitte and funded by the EC.

The first part of the seminar will include presentations on the background and current questions connected to the principle of sincere cooperation. The second part of the seminar will present examples of best practices on administrative cooperation relating to social security coordination around Europe. The examples will lead the way for a panel discussion on the future of cooperation, taking into consideration current legislative developments.

Keynote speakers include among others MoveS visiting experts Bernhard Spiegel and Jean-Philippe Lhernould and Anna Matyska from KU Leuven.

The language of the seminar is English.


Friday 13 September 2019, 9.30 – 16.30 (all times are in local time)

Morning session
Theme: Principle of sincere cooperation
Chair Anna-Kaisa Tuovinen, MoveS national expert

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Opening of the seminar
Mikko Kautto, Finnish Centre for Pensions

10.10 – 10.25 Introduction to the theme of the day and MoveS project presentation
Jaana Rissanen and Anna-Kaisa Tuovinen,
MoveS national experts

10.25 – 10.55 Legal and theoretical framework of the concept of sincere cooperation
Jean-Philippe Lhernould, MoveS visiting expert

10.55 – 11.25 Development of the concept of sincere cooperation in the coordination of social security
Bernhard Spiegel, MoveS visiting expert

11.25 – 11.40 Break

11.40 – 11.55 Commentary
Mira Saloheimo, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

11.55 – 12.10 Commentary
Suvi Rasimus, Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela)

12.10 – 13.10 Lunch

Afternoon session
Theme: Practical dimensions of sincere cooperation
Chair Jaana Rissanen, MoveS national expert

13.10 – 14.00 Current developments
Axel Specker and Carita Rammus, European Commission

14.00 – 14.40 Good practices, Estonia — Finland
Merle Trufanova, Social Insurance Board, Estonia
Joonas Heinilä, Regional State Administrative Agency
Karoliina Nurmi, Finnish Centre for Pensions

14.40 – 15.00 Good practices, Sweden — Denmark
Sandra Forsén, Øresunddirekt’s Information centre

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00 Posting of Polish workers and the current cooperation of administrations
Anna Matyska, KU Leuven

16.00 – 16.30 Panel discussion: Future challenges and possible solutions

16.30 – 16.50 Questions and discussion

16.50-17.00 Closing of the seminar


Please register for the seminar no later than on Monday, 2 September 2019.

The seminar language is English.

The seminar venue  holds 100 persons. If you are not among the first 100 to register we will place you on a waiting list.

If you have registered for the seminar but are unable to attend, please cancel your registration on 9 September 2019 at the latest by e-mail to koulutus(at)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Participation in the seminar is free of charge. However, please note that all costs connected to the participation to the seminar (travel, accommodation) are at the participants’ expense.The organisers may amend the agenda. Please, consult the seminar website for the latest agenda available.

Seminar venue

The seminar will be at the Finnish Centre for Pensions, Kirjurinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland.