Updated information (up to July 2017) on social protection systems in all EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – including brief descriptions of their organisation and information on the social protection for the self-employed – is now available in English, French and German on the MISSOC website.
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For this update, information on the social protection of the self-employed has been extensively revised to make it more complete and consistent across countries. It provides a brief overview of the situation for the self employed in different countries and, in particular, of the ways in which arrangements for the self-employed differ from those for employees.
MISSOC (Mutual Information System on Social Protection) is an important online source of up-to-date and comparable information on social protection systems in European countries. This information comes from a network of officials from national ministries and institutions responsible for administering social protection. The network is coordinated by the MISSOC Secretariat on behalf of the European Commission.
Please do not hesitate to contact the MISSOC Secretariat if you have questions on the information contained in the tables or any suggestions.