Organisation and financing of national social insurance and health systems are the responsibility of the EU Member States. However, the influence of the European Union on reforms of social security is on the increase. AK EUROPA, the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro) and the European Representation of Austrian Social Security Institutions took this subject as an opportunity to discuss within the scope of an event on 26.02.2019, how a balance between economical governance on the one hand and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights on the other could be achieved.