Moving within Europe – Which country will pay my old-age pension?
Claiming your pension can seem complicated if you live on one side of the border and have worked on the other side, or if you have worked on both sides.
This animation explains what will happen to your rights to an old-age pension if you live and work in more than one country of the European Union or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
In particular, what happens to contributions paid in one country if you then move to another country? And which country will pay your pension when you reach retirement age?
EU rules on social security coordination enable you to move around Europe and not lose out on your social security rights.