Details of Treaty No.078
|Title||European Convention on Social Security|
|Opening of the treaty||Paris, 14/12/1972 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States|
|Entry into Force||01/03/1977 - 3 Ratifications.|
The basis of the European Convention on Social Security consists of the four basic principles of international social security law, to wit: equality of treatment, single set of legislation applicable, maintenance of acquired rights and rights in the course of acquisition, and the payment of benefits abroad.
The following parts of the Convention are immediately applicable :
The application of special provisions concerning sickness and maternity, unemployment and family benefits, with the exception of the cumulation of periods, however, remains subject to the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral agreements between the Parties.
The Convention is applicable to all legislation relating to the branches of social security concerning:
a. sickness and maternity benefits;
The Convention applies to all persons who are nationals of a Party - as well as refugees or stateless persons resident in the territory of a Party - and who are or have been subject to the legislation of one or more of the Parties, as well as the members of their families and their survivors. The provisions of the Convention shall also be applicable to the survivors of persons who, without having been nationals of a Party, were subject to the legislation of one or more of the Parties, where the survivors are nationals of a Party.
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