The EU's Mutual Information System on Social Protection (MISSOC) provides detailed, comparable and regularly updated information about national social protection systems in English, French and German.
MISSOC publishes the Comparative tables on social protection covering:
In addition, the Cross-cutting introductions to the comparative tables provide a trans-national approach to the main concepts and principles of each social protection branch. As from 2011, MISSOC is also in charge of updating a series of guides to national social security systems, more specifically designed to inform citizens moving within Europe.
MISSOC also produces the MISSOC Analysis, an annual information bulletin and other specialised publications. Archive material concerning MISSOC's activities is available via the MISSOC Secretariat.
MISSOC is used by:
MISSOC is coordinated by the European Commission, with the assistance of a Secretariat it has appointed. Each of the countries covered designates one or two correspondents from the national ministries or institutions responsible for social security. The correspondents periodically update the comparative tables and the guides to national social security systems.