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Social Protection Scenario from SCOOP4C on Vimeo.




Julia, who is pregnant, is staying with her husband Thomas for a certain period of time in Germany. Julia and Thomas are from Austria. During this stay the woman delivers her baby in a hospital (1). Still in Germany, the parents of the new-born want to register their child in Austria as well as getting European Social Security Number (ESSN) and family allowance for new born. The hospital reports the birth to the local Civil Registry Office as they are still in Germany they should do the process through the German authorities (2). The parents do not need to go to the Central Civil Registry, as they can register online (3) using eID ESSN to proof their identification. The local Civil Registry gets the relevant personal data from the parents through the eID (4). Office registers the birth of the new-born in the Citizen Registry and issue the (ESSN for him (5). An Employee of the Ministry of the Interior in Germany issues the birth certificate (6) to the parents and then, transfer the recorded data of the new born as well as ESSN that issued for new born child to the Ministry of the Interior in Austria (7). Public document regulation facilitates automatic cross-border data exchange by providing multilingual standard forms that tackle language issue . This regulation guaranties acceptance of certain public documents, which issued by authorities of other member states or by EU authorities.    
The data can be automatically stored in the central civil register in Austria and doesn’t need any manual actions. The Ministry of the Interior in Austria proceed relevant data including the ESSN to the Ministry of Finance in Austria (8). Then, Ministry of Finance delivers the social benefit (family allowance) to the parents (9).
If the Ministry of Interior in Austria wants to clarify with his counterpart in Germany about the authenticity of the birth certificate received data, they can use the Internal Market Information System (IMI) (7,10). The IMI-System is an online multilingual tool that helps authorities cooperate across border. It is accessible over the internet and at the same time it is secure and data protection friendly. The IMI has a multilingual directory of authorities, which works with pre-translated questions and answers. 

European Social Security Number could help to identify mobile EU citizens and make it quick and easy to determine if, and what, social security coverage exists across-borders. ESSN aims to facilitate the mobility of workers and to combat social fraud. Initial canvassing of opinions shows that the initiative is welcomed by various social security organisations in the Member States. The ESSN would greatly simplify digitalisation between citizens and public authorities. It also has the potential to simplify and increase security of digitalisation between participating Member State authorities.

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