Despite good approaches in detail – in the meantime a “digital thicket” has emerged at European level in the digitisation of social security that is difficult to penetrate. Even for insiders, it is not easy to keep an overview here.
The Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Frank Vandenbroucke, also noted a “certain disorder”. Belgium therefore wants to work for clear structures in the area of the digitisation of social security during its Council Presidency. The European Commission published a communication1 on 6 September to bring order to the digital information overload. If you want to bring people along and ensure acceptance, order and transparency are also urgently needed. With the A1 certificate and the EHIC, the benefits of digitisation in social security should soon be tangible.