Regional Social Security Forum for Europe

16–18 April 2024 | PortoPortugal

Regional Social Security Forum for Europe

16–18 April 2024 | PortoPortugal

The Regional Social Security Forum for Europe (RSSF Europe) is the biggest and most important social security event in the region. The Forum will take place in Porto, Portugal, 16–18 April 2024, at the invitation of the General Directorate for Social Security (Direção⁠-⁠Geral da Segurança Social).

Organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the RSSF Europe is a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, learning and networking, enabling participants to forge links with other leaders and professionals in social security.

For leaders and decision-makers

The RSSF Europe will bring together leaders and senior managers of ISSA member institutions in the region. Invitations will also be extended to several ministers, policymakers, experts and representatives of international and regional organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission (EC).

Key social security themes

The Forum will address a range of priority issues for the region. Social security reforms, administrative transformation and institutional innovations that respond to changing life-courses, labour market, economic and demographic developments will be some of the important aspects discussed. The Forum will also highlight strategies to address coverage and adequacy gaps and to meet financing challenges in social security.

ISSA Good Practice Award

The prestigious ISSA Good Practice Award for Europe and the new ISSA Special Distinction for Innovation will be presented at a Special Ceremony during the Forum. The RSSF Europe will also showcase selected innovations and good practices submitted by European social security institutions as part of the event programme.

Share your stories

Before and during the Forum, ISSA members and partners in Europe are invited to share via social media, stories of their work and the important role social security plays in building inclusive and resilient societies: #ISSARSSFeurope


The Forum’s working languages will be English, French, German and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these languages as well as into Portuguese and Russian.

Practical information

RSSF Europe is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions. There is no registration fee for ISSA members. Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs. Representatives of non-member institutions are requested to contact the ISSA General Secretariat for the terms and conditions of participation.

Registration will open soon.

Hosted by

Direção-Geral da Segurança Social

Direção-Geral da Segurança Social