Agreement of Rhine boatmen

The Agreement concerning the social security of Rhine boatmen is the first multilateral European social security instrument, and coordinates the legislation in the contracting states as regards people working on Rhine vessels.

Concluded on 30 November 1979 and in force since 1 December 1987, the revised Agreement concerning the social security of Rhine boatmen applies to a specific group of itinerant workers, who benefit from coordination between various social security branches, independently of their nationality. The agreement is supplemented by an administrative arrangement that provides further details on its application.

Last modification 09.03.2022

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