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What is MISSOC?

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 database includes information on social protection systems and their organisation in the 27 Member states of the European Union, the three countries of the European Economic Area – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – as well as the UK (up to 1st July 2019) and Switzerland. It also contains a section dedicated to the social protection of the self-employed.

MISSOC has grown into a central database for public authorities, professional users and European citizens, providing up-to-date information on social protection legislation, benefits and conditions in all participating countries. It allows users to find descriptive information about a specific country, and offers the opportunity to compare and analyse several social protection systems.

Correspondents’ area

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.2
  • the MISSOC Secretariat.