Mathilde Lignot-Leloup’s view on the Major Social Protection Issues conference to take place in October
The 34th edition of the Major Social Protection Issues conference will take place this year from 8th to 11th October in Paris on the theme “Social Protection: What changes after the Great Debate ?” (link in french). Mathilde Lignot-Leloup, Director of Social Security, delivers a speech each year during the conference to present the major developments to come for Social Security
She tells us how important the conference is for the Institution’s senior managers at a time when the expectations for a “new social protection” have been strongly expressed.
On 8th October, EN3S is to launch the 34th edition of the Major Social Protection Issues conference. You take part in it each year to present the PLFSS. Why is this event important for senior social protection managers ?
This event provides an opportunity to present the challenges and, above all, to share the transformations taking place in our social protection system. The organizations’ senior managers are directly responsible for implementing these transformations, which are numerous and sometimes complex. It is very important that they take ownership of them to facilitate their implementation and meet the needs of policyholders.
Social protection is constantly evolving, what are the key skills that its senior managers must master ?
Senior managers must above all be managers, capable of supporting, but also of explaining the transformations taking place in the field. And more and more, we expect them to be creative in order to innovate, to facilitate the implementation of public policies while simplifying procedures for policyholders as much as possible.
The 2019 edition of the Major Social Protection Issues will highlight the expected developments in social protection at the end of the Great Debate. As Director of Social Security, what do you consider to be the major projects to be carried out within the Institution following the debates that took place ?
The Great Debate highlighted many expectations in the social sphere, but if there is one thing I should remember, it is the need to simplify and further adapt our social protection system to changes in society.
4 examples :
- Adapting to new family forms, including more and more single-parent families: adapt our childcare subsidies, which is ongoing in 2019, but also strengthen the role of CAFs in the recovery of maintenance payments from 2020 onwards (to be discussed during the 4th day of the Major Social Protection Issues) (link in french).
- Adapting our pension system to new types of professional careers that are less linear than before, with multiple employers and sectors, and meeting expectations of readability and equity: this is of course the work underway on the universal pension system (to be discussed during the 3rd day of the Major Social Protection Issues) (link in french)
- Simplifying access to the various social security services. This is the objective of Maisons France Service, which aims to meet the need for proximity and a single point of contact for users, but also to develop interbranch actions to facilitate the progress of policyholders (to be discussed during the 2nd day of the Major Social Protection Issues) (link in french)
- Adapting to the aging of the population. There will be three times as many people aged 85 in 2050 as today, and we need a care offer that meets their needs: this is the work in progress on the reform of old age and autonomy (to be discussed during the 3rd day of the Major Social Protection Issues) (link in french)
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