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Research Handbook on European Social Security Law

Research Handbook on European Social Security Law

Research Handbooks in European Law series

Edited by Frans Pennings and Gijsbert Vonk

This Handbook encompasses four dimensions of European social security law: social security as a human right, standard setting in social security, the protection of mobile persons and migrants and the global context of European social security law. It pays attention to both EU law and to various instruments of the Council of Europe. In 25 chapters prominent experts analyse contemporary debates, discuss new challenges and point out further lines of research. Through this exploration, the Handbook provides a source of inspiration for the development of this special field of law.

Chapter 18: Coordination of student financial aid systems: Free movement of students or free movement of workers?

Anne Pieter van der Mei

Subjects: law - academic, european law, law and society


EU law on free movement of students is not supported by a system aimed at supporting student financial aid systems. EU students may fall between two stools: they have no EU claim to aid either in the host state or in the home state. This contribution claims that this gap in financial protection should ideally be filled by an EU right to export maintenance aid from the member state where they live prior to commencement of their studies. The contribution explores the possible objections to recognising such a right or the hurdles to overcome and addresses the question how these hurdles could be overcome.

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