A branch of the ADECRI in Brussels
The basic French social security schemes, grouped together within their common
structure for international development, the ADECRI, opened a permanent
representative Office in Brussels in May 2003. This representative office is
known as the « Représentation des Institutions Françaises de Sécurité Sociale
auprès de l’Union Européenne (REIF) » (Representation of French Social Security
Institutions to the European Union).A major step!
The French social security institutions took a very
important step in deciding to set up the REIF. In effect, this representative
office is a concrete expression of the fact that developments in social policy
at Community level are being taken into account. It asserts the will to defend,
beyond national borders, the values and principles that have made the
development of the French social protection system possible. Finally, it
demonstrates a desire to strengthen partnerships and synergies with actors in
social protection in Brussels.

Numerous skills brought together
The REIF therefore brings together in
Brussels all the fields of the French general scheme (health insurance,
retirement, the family and collection) as well as occupational schemes in charge
of compulsory social insurance (the agricultural scheme, the social security
system for self-employed people
and the
mining industry scheme).

A strategic grouping
The REIF is located at 50, rue d’Arlon in the Maison
Européenne de la Protection Sociale, which also houses several institutions
working in the field of social protection. They include the European Social
Insurance Platform (ESIP), to which numerous national funds of the Member States
of the European Union belong; the Association Internationale de la Mutualité
(AIM) (International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies); the European
Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP); the Representation of the German
social insurance schemes (pensions, health, unemployment insurance) and the
Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française (French National Mutual Society

A permanent point of contact
Guillayme Filhon, Permanent Representative, Fanny Galvis and
Audrey Tourniaire, Policy Officers, are the member of the Brussels’ team.