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Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe (MISSCEO)

The Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe (MISSCEO) started its work in 1999 and aims to promote regular exchange of information on social protection in the member states of the Council of Europe that are not members of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and EFTA and in three non European states.

MISSCEO is based on the close co-operation between a network of national correspondents and the Department of the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe. MISSCEO now counts a total of 12 states: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Ukraine. 3 observer countries, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, also recently participated.

MISSCEO produces regularly updated comparatives tables on social protection systems under the form of database and in pdf format. It has also started to identify recent trends and developments in social protection across the MISSCEO countries (MISSCEO Info).

The comparative tables summarise the social protection legislation using a set of standardised descriptors. They form an essential complement to the comparative tables of the MISSOC, Mutual Information System on Social Protection in the member states of the EU, the EEA and in Switzerland.

The MISSCEO network meets once per year to ensure the quality of the contributions to the tables and to exchange information between the states covered by the tables.





The 17th MISSCEO network meeting will be held in Strasbourg, 2-3 July 2015.
The 16th MISSCEO network meeting was held in Strasbourg, 26-27 June 2014.






Reports of previous meetings :  



15th meeting, Strasbourg (France), 4-5 July 2013


14th meeting, Zagreb (Croatia), 5-6 July 2012


13th meeting, Paris (France), 30 June - 1 July 2011


12th meeting, Strasbourg (France), 8-9 July 2010


11th meeting, Strasbourg (France), 7-8 July 2009


10th meeting, Yerevan (Armenia), 8-9 July 2008

bullet 9th meeting, Istanbul (Turkey), 2-3 July 2007


MISSCEO database



MISSCEO Comparative tables
Tables 2014
Introductions to social security systems  per country
Charts and description of social protection per country
Social protection of self-employed per country

MISSCEO Info 2014:
Overview of recent trends and developments



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