National Report on Strategies for Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008-2010
The National Report on Strategies for Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008-2010 (NR) was prepared within the framework of the new cycle of the European Union’s open method of coordination (OMC). The report is based on two aspects or concepts, namely: the reporting aspect, aimed at presenting information about the situation in the area of social protection; and the planning aspect, aimed at shaping development directions in particular areas. The structure of the report complies with the agreement and common guidelines adopted by the Social Protection Council. The report consists of four chapters. The first chapter offers an overview and assessment of the social situation. The second, third and fourth chapters address the following subject areas: social inclusion, pensions, and health and long-term care; they also define the priorities for the 2008–2010 period, most of which are based on national and EU guidelines.