In 2013, after working ten years in the public sector in Sweden and at the European Commission in Brussels I decided to start working as an independent consultant and founded Jonathan Olsson Consulting.

I have a Master of Science in Engineering and a University Diploma in Journalism. A combination that has provided me with deep analytical skills and an ability to explain complex matters clear and comprehensible to a broader public.

Over the years I have gained knowledge through a variety of different positions and areas of responsibility, spreading from analytical reports and public inquiries to lecturing, media contacts and participation in international working groups and negotiations.

As a consultant I am specialised in providing advice, expert knowledge and analysis relating to EU law, focusing on various aspects of coordination of social security and cross-border healthcare, i.e. necessary or planned healthcare received during a temporary stay abroad.

Report on cross-border healthcare

Published Tuesday, 6 June 2023

The report on cross-border healthcare following Directive 2011/24/24, reference year 2021, prepared by Jonathan Olsson Consulting and KU Leuven (HIVA) has been published on the website of the European Commission.

In order to follow-up on the functioning of the operation of Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare the European Commission collects data through an annual questionnaire. This year’s report covers year 2021 and is the seventh report to be published.

Read the full report here (pdf)


I currently work with a number of different clients, of which some can be found below. Below can also be found examples of clients whom I have previously worked with.

European Commission

DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - 

  • Contracted as independent Rapporteur providing analytical support and expert knowledge to the Audit Board of the Administrative Commission for the Coordination of Social Security Systems.

DG Health and Food Safety - 

  • Contracted for analytical support in processing Member State data returns and preparing questionnaires and reports on cross-border healthcare.
  • Contracted to produce a report on the ERNs (European Reference Networks) research capabilities.
  • Contracted to analyse transposition measures and implementing practices related to Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare.
International Social Security Association (ISSA) -
  • Contracted to produce evaluation support and training material related to ISSA Guidelines on Communication by Social Security Administrations.
Swedish Pensions Agency -
  • Contracted to provide support during the Swedish presidency of the ISSA Technical Commission for Old-age, Invalidity and Survivors' Insurance.
The Swedish Consumers' Insurance Bureau -
  • Contracted to provide analytical support for producing comparative market overviews for different types of private insurance coverage.

Jonathan Olsson Consulting provides specialised trainings on different topics related to coordination of social security and cross-border health care within the EU. The trainings are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organisation. To meet your requirements I will have a close dialog with you before the training to learn more about your organisation and your expectations on the training.

Please contact me for further information about different training options, booking requests and prices.

Specialised trainings for travel assistance organisations and travel insurers