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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 […]


The information on the social protection of the self-employed gives a short overview of their situation as regards the coverage in the different countries and, in particular, of the ways in which the arrangements for the self-employed differ from those for employees. The texts refer to the MISSOC comparative tables in case the schemes for […]

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 […]