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Missoc database

Comparative tables

The MISSOC comparative tables contain detailed information on social protection in 31 countries structured into 12 main chapters (tables): financing, healthcare, sickness, maternity/paternity, invalidity, old age, survivors, accidents at work and occupational diseases, family, unemployment, guaranteed minimum resources and long-term care. Each table is divided into numerous categories such as legal basis, field of application, […]


The social protection structure of each of the 31 countries covered by MISSOC is illustrated in an organisation chart and described in a brief text. The text also contains the internet addresses of the ministries responsible for social protection as well as the other most important institutions. Information is updated on a biannual basis with […]


Important notice To facilitate comparison, the information on this page is gradually being integrated into the comparative database. Concretely, it will be moved to the end of each relevant table. For example, details on maternity benefits for the self-employed will be moved to the end of Table IV on maternity/paternity. The integration started with the […]

Social security guides

The social security guides aim at explaining the national social protection systems in an accessible and easy-to-understand language to a broad audience, in particular citizens moving within Europe. The guides are updated on an annual basis with validated information for the situation on 1 January of each year. The latest edition of the guides is […]