International activities

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In the age of globalization, cross-border issues are gaining importance for statutory accident insurance systems. The DGUV as the umbrella organization of German accident insurance institutions is therefore increasingly involved in international affairs. At the centre of our work are all matters relating to the temporary or long-term relocation of employees to other countries, for example employees being posted abroad or changes in residence.

However, the DGUV´s international activities extend well beyond this. Together with international social protection- and OSH-organizations and with accident insurances in numerous countries, it promotes the exchange of experience and good practices on an international level and the establishment of common standards. The objective is the improvement of social security and occupational safety and health – both in Germany and abroad.

News on International Activities

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland today declared its intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU). European social legislation with respect to the United Kingdom nevertheless remains fully in force until the withdrawal has taken effect at the end of the transitional phase, which will normally last for two years.

The foreign liaison office
The European regulations governing social security for migrant workers [EEC Regulations Nos. 883/2004 and 987/2009] and the bilateral social security agreements reached between Germany and other countries make provision for liaison offices and ...

International co-operation
The DGUV cooperates with numerous national and international institutions in enhancing social security and work safety standards throughout the world. The DGUV offers advice to various governments on creating and reforming their accident insurance ...

Information for foreign companies
Are employees working for me in Germany covered by the German accident insurance scheme? Employees in Germany are compulsorily insured by the statutory accident insurance institutions. This principle also applies when your company is located abroad and has no registered office or branch office in Germany.

International social law
International social law addresses issues concerning supranational and intergovernmental law. On the one hand, such issues concern bilateral and multilateral cooperation between countries in the context of social insurance agreements throughout the ...

European representation
As European integration progresses systematically, statutory accident insurance systems are also taking on a wider economic, legal and strategic scope within Europe. It is therefore important to be well informed of the processes at work in Brussels ...