Details of Treaty No.048

European Code of Social Security
Title European Code of Social Security
Reference CETS No.048
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 16/04/1964  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 17/03/1968  - 3 Ratifications.

The Code aims at encouraging the development of social security in all member States of the Council of Europe in order that they may gradually reach the highest level possible. The Code fixes a series of standards which Parties undertake to include in their social security systems.

The Code defines norms for social security coverage and establishes minimum levels of protection which Parties must provide in such areas as medical care, sickness benefits, unemployment benefit, old-age benefits, employment injury benefits, family benefits, maternity benefits, invalidity benefits, survivors' benefits, etc.

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