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Strategic social reporting

September 26, 2016

Which steps has the Federal Government taken to integrate Germany’s refugees? What is it doing for the inclusion of persons with disabilities? How much have pensions increased? What are the latest developments in the health sector and in long-term care?

A nurse attentively listens to an elderly woman.

These questions related to social inclusion, pensions, health and long-term care are addressed by Germany’s strategic social reporting.

As part of their strategic social reporting, EU Member States inform the European Union annually about new national developments, reforms enshrined in law or pending in Parliament, and actions towards the common objectives in the OMC areas of social inclusion, pensions, health and long-term care. The strategic reporting is conducted in accordance with the Open Method of Coordination in the field of social affairs (social OMC), a voluntary process aimed at coordinating European policies and at enhancing cooperation.

Within the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is the lead ministry responsible for the strategic social-reporting process. The Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth also play important roles in the process. Furthermore, the social partners from business and labour, welfare associations, the Länder and the municipalities are also closely involved in the process of drawing up Germany’s strategic social report.

Here you can access or order the current report titled 2016 Strategic Social Reporting - Germany.