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Training and networking on European social security - the trESS project

Client : EC DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion

Partners: Ghent University  (Eftheia subcontractor in trESS I and trESS II, partner in trESS III)
Duration (from - to): 2005-2011 (trESS I and trESSII)  2011-2013  trESS III

Geographic coverage: EU Member States, EEA countries & Switserland

The trESS network was implemented by Ghent University in partnership with EFTHEIA and in collaboration with National experts from 32 countries.


‘trESS’ stands for training and networking on European social security. Eftheia acted as Steering group member of the trESS III project providing communication and IT, seminar organisation as well as project management.

The project was organised in 2 Lots:

LOT I - Expertise in Social Security Coordination: Eftheia provided the National Expert for Belgium and undertook the project management of the  entire project.


LOT II - Training and information: EFTHEIA was responsible for the project management, seminar organisation, website, and communication the trESS project. Website and communication include the design and maintenance of the trESS network website and its associated tools (A-Z to coordination (e-learning module), Regulations database , agenda’s and presentations of national seminars, seminar registration, annual final conference registration, member’s area, contact database, quarterly e-newsletter, social media).

Relevant links
European Social Affairs, Management and Communication
Research, policy analysis, training, capacity-building, information sharing and communication activities
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