CAO Dutch Universities 2011-2013 (in Dutch)
Social security in the EC countries
All European coutries have their own social security system.
With the increasing possiblities for employers to work within the countries of the EC, more of them will be confronted with the differences between the systems.
European legislation coordinates the context of the social security in the EC coutries, but does not dictate the content. That is determined by the country itself.
A German employer works and lives in the Netherlands for a few years. After that he returns to Germany; he is unemployed at that moment.
EC legislation dictates the terms for his claim to an unemployment benefit in Germany and how to claim his rights.
However, the duration and hight of the benefit are determined by German law.
Cross border employment can have sonsequences for the whole area of socilal security, not just unemployment, but also for example for an old-age-pension or childrens-allowance.
To prevent disappoinments in the long run, it's advisable to gather some knowledge about your social security situation and how and where to claim your rights in case you are planning to accept a job within the EC.
The EC has developed a website where you can find a.o. all kinds of information on (the consequences for your) social security in case of cross border employment. Via this site you can download employers brochures and even ask personal questions by e-mail to lawyers who are specialized in EC (social security) law. In your own language.
Hereafter you find some usefull links to the EC website.