31 May – 1 June 2018, Sofia (Bulgaria)



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MISSOC state of affairs (Loredana Sementini, MISSOC Secretariat)

EU policy framework I: Social agenda of the Bulgarian presidency (Mihail Iliev, Bulgarian Presidency)

Outlook on the social agenda of the Austrian presidency (Inés Laske, MISSOC correspondent)

EU policy framework II: Commission social agenda: recent developments (Valdis Zagorskis, European Commission, DG EMPL)

EU policy framework III: the experts’ perspective – Presentation of the report “Social Policy in the EU – Towards new work-life balance policies” (Bart Vanhercke and Slavina Spasova, European Social Observatory)

Developments in MISSOC communication activities (Liesbeth Haagdorens, MISSOC Secretariat)

Evolution of ISSA databases (focus on International Agreements) (Megan Gerecke, ISSA)

Thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” of the European Social Charter: ECSR Conclusions 2017 (Sheila Hirschinger, MISSCEO, Council of Europe)

Revision of the Correspondents’ Guidelines to Table XI – Minimum Guaranteed Resources (2nd round) (Terry Ward and Fadila Sanoussi, MISSOC Secretariat)

2018 Pension Adequacy Report (Valdis Zagorskis, European Commission, DG EMPL)

Review of the Correspondents’ Guidelines to Table V – Invalidity (Marcel Fink, ESPN expert, Francesca Liberati and Terry Ward, MISSOC Secretariat)

Recent reform in Bulgaria (Recent developments of the Bulgarian pension system) (Petia Malakova, Head of Social Insurance Unit, Ministry of Labour and  Social Policy of the Republic of Bulgaria)

Planning of upcoming MISSOC activities (Francesca Liberati, MISSOC Secretariat)

The next MISSOC Network Meeting (Austria, 29-30 November 2018) (Margherita Frank, Austrian MISSOC Correspondent)