Council Recommendation of 8 November 2019 on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed – Plan Austria

This report is the Austrian contribution to the implementation of the Council Recommendation of 8 November 2019. Without prejudice to the powers of the Member States to organise their social protection systems, the Council Recommendation provides the EU Member States with uniform reference points to ensure that workers and the self-employed have formal, effective and adequate protection that is also transparently accessible. In principle it applies to the following branches of social protection: a) Unemployment benefits; b) Sickness and healthcare benefits; c) Maternity and equivalent paternity benefits; d) Disability benefits; e) Old-age benefits and survivors' benefits; f) Benefits in respect of accidents at work and occupational diseases. The implementation of the Recommendation is subject to ongoing review by means of a monitoring framework (i.e. monitoring report) established by the Social Protection Committee.