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Cross-border knowledge practices of social security and intra-EU migration governance Social security in cross-border situations

Iiris Annala’s doctoral research, in its early stage, examines knowledge practices embedded in the coordination of social security systems within the European Union.

Social security coordination refers to regulations that define by which Member State’s social security legislation a person who has migrated within the EU is covered.

Statistics on social security coordination and cross-border information exchange between Member States’ national institutions of social security are the examined knowledge practices in the PhD thesis, drawing on the analytic framework of governmentality research.

In the research, cross-border knowledge practices of social security coordination are approached as means to control intra-EU mobility.