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 the self-employed are similar to those for employees.

Information is

  • updated on a biannual basis with validated information for the situation on 1 January and 1 July of each year.
  • available from the year of accession to the EU, e.g. 2007 for Bulgaria and Romania and 2013 for Croatia.
  • not available for the UK for January 2015 and Iceland for January 2017, July 2017 and July 2018.

For information on social protection in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Ukraine, please visit the MISSCEO website.