Access to Social Protection (Recommendation)

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The protection of workers and the self-employed by social protection schemes is to be improved and harmonised EU-wide. The EU Commission has called for this in a proposal for a Recommendation to the Member States.


In cep’s view, improving the transferability of benefit entitlements promotes mobility and flexibility on the employment market. However, uniform requirements regarding the scope of the insurance obligations of workers and the self-employed give rise to higher costs for contributors.