Róbert Iván Gál
Study on the Social Protection Systems in the 13 Applicant Countries
The research was commissioned by the Gesellschaft für versicherungswissenschaft und -gestaltung (GVG) for the European Commission, Employment and Social Affairs DG. The project was coordinated by Winnfried Schmael and Sabine Horstmann (GVG). TARKI's job was to prepare the Hungary country study.
Purpose of the research
In its efforts to prepare for enlargement, the Commission is considering how to improve its knowledge of the challenges to social cohesion, and strategic policy responses adopted in applicant countries to tackle such challenges. This is a first step, in preparation of the task of introducing the new Member States into the on going process of exchange of good practice within the Union. With that purpose, a series of studies will be drawn up with the aim of describing and analysing the social protection systems in the 13 applicant countries and the basis of a common methodology, identifying the major challenges in the current social, economic and demographic context, assessing recent reform efforts and highlighting major current issues for further reform.
Time frame: 2002 January – 2003 January.
TARKI's contribution to the project:
Gál, R.I., Mogyorósy, Zs., Szende, Á. and Szivós, P. (2003): Study on the social protection systems in the 13 applicant countries – Hungary country study. In: GVG (ed.): Social protection in the candidate countries. Berlin: AKA, 42.