MISSOC, the 'Mutual Information System on Social Protection', was established in 1990 to promote a continuous exchange of information on social protection among the EU Member States. The system nowadays includes information on Social Protection in the 28 Member States of the European Union, the three countries of the European Economic Area - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - as well as Switzerland.

has grown into a central knowledge and information base for public authorities, professional users and European citizens, providing up-to-date information on social protection legislation, benefits and conditions in all participating countries. On the one hand, the information base allows users to find descriptive or detailed information about a specific country. On the other hand, the system offers the opportunity to compare and analyse several social protection systems.

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30 June 2014 - the MISSOC Tables, updated to January 2014, are now available.

22 April 2014 - the MISSOC Analysis 2013/2 on external aspects of social security coordination is now available.

28 March 2014 - the March 2014 edition of the MISSOC E-newsletter is now available.

09 January 2014 - an extract of the minutes of the MISSOC Network Meeting in Vilnius (17-18 October 2013) is now available.

26 December 2013 - the MISSOC Tables (+ annexes) and Guides, updated to July 2013, are now available.

26 December 2013 - the MISSOC information base now covers 32 countries, including Croatia.

16 December 2013 - the MISSOC Secretariat publishes a new analytical report (MISSOC Analysis 2013/1) dedicated to the concept of means testing.

21 November 2013 - the MISSOC Social Security Guide for Croatia is now available.

14 October 2013 - an improved version of the Comparative Tables Database, featuring new functionalities (glossary, flip Excel) and a more user-friendly search page, is now available.

30 September 2013 - the revamped MISSOC website is online and a new issue of the MISSOC E-newsletter is available.

26 August 2013 - the MISSOC Comparative Tables Database is now fully compatible with mobile devices (tablets and smartphones).

28 June 2013 - the MISSOC Tables (including the Organisation of Social Protection and the Social Protection of the Self-employed), updated to reflect the situation on 1 January 2013, is online in 3 languages.


The correspondents' area is an online platform to facilitate the exchange of information between:

  • the National Correspondents
  • the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Unit EMPL/D/3
  • the MISSOC Secretariat.
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