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Details of Treaty No.048
|Title||European Code of Social Security|
|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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