Malta - Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights

National Plan for Malta: in line with Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed

This National Plan is developed in line with the Council Recommendation of 8 November 2019 and the subsequent Guidance for National Plans for access to social workers and self-employed.1 The plan is based on data published in the Access to social protection for workers and the self-employed - Version 0 of the monitoring framework document. The adopted Council Recommendation calls on Member States to ensure access to social protection for all workers and the self-employed through enhanced formal coverage gaps, effective coverage and improved adequacy and transparency of benefits. In this respect, Member States should ensure that all workers and self-employed can adhere to social protection schemes, and build-up as well as take-up entitlements, which can be preserved, accumulated, or transferred across schemes. Moreover, the Council Recommendation calls for sufficient and timely benefits which are contributed to in a proportionate manner and for the provision of information to all workers about their rights and obligations. In this regard, the scope of the National Plan for Malta is to give an overview of the measures in place, identify existing challenges and gaps and plan the way forward for ensuring access to social protection for workers and self-employed.