European agreements as founding sources of transnational complementary social security schemes: Analysis of the various problems and possible solutions.

dimitris liakopoulos


The present study seeks to indicate the social partners in the specific role of complementary/transnational social security schemes as the most appropriate actors to manage that part of social protection left uncovered by public social security. It will be argued that the European social model could be saved only if social protection is taken away from the logic of the market and pure profit. Values such as solidarity, lack of profit supported by the belief that social protection is not a bargain, non-risk selection and social dialogue are the foundations of the European social model towards a "Europeanization" of social protection as a solution more appropriate for the future of the European Union

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