greek social insurance participants

Greek Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)

Greek Social Insurance Participants

The main objective of this DSI is to improve the cross border communication between the national social security institutions of 32 countries (EU Member States and Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland), by introducing an electronic communication platform for efficient exchange of information. The EESSI platform covers the cross-border business processes of all branches of social security such as: accidents at work and occupational disease benefits, family benefits, pension benefits, recovery of benefits and contributions, sickness and healthcare benefits, unemployment benefits, etc.

Actions supported by the WP2017 will be carried out mainly in 2017-2018, and their main focus will be on:


Core Service Platform

  • Setting up the second and third level IT support activities for the national users;
  • Providing direct technical support for Member States technical teams installing and integrating the Access Points and RINA.
  • Preparation and delivery of training material and training activities for the Member States. Generic Services 
  • Consultancy for project management, feasibility studies, assessment studies and deployment related to the EESSI software and overall EESSI implementation at national level;
  • Acquisition of hardware required by the EESSI DSI;
  • Acquisition of infrastructure software licenses necessary for the installation, operation and connection of the EESSI Access Points (currently 59 in total) to the Core platform;
  • Installation and configuration of the EESSI Access Points, including nonproduction environments;
    Activities related to the setting up of the eDelivery conformant access points in Members States as part of National IT Applications;
  • Set up and training of the first and second level IT support teams of the EESSI Access Points participating in the EESSI DSI.
    Training for users involved in the EESSI cross-border business processes;
  • Distribution, installation and configuration, development and deployment of national applications to allow connection to the EESSI core platform and compliance with the cross-border business processes.

Secure handling of personal data:

  • EESSI will introduce the use of a common secure infrastructure for cross-border data exchange between social security institutions.
  • It will enable message exchange between national institutions, but the system will not create a database to store such messages and personal data centrally. The content of the messages will only be available to the relevant institutions, and Member States will remain responsible to ensure a high standard of data protection, in line with EU rules. 
  • EESSI will follow the latest standards in IT security.

How does EESSI work?

All communication between national institutions on cross-border social security files will take place through EESSI: social security institutions will exchange structured electronic documents and follow commonly agreed procedures. These documents will be routed through EESSI to the correct destination in another Member State.
Staff in social security institutions will be able to find the correct destination in another EU country using a repository of national institutions.


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