European Institute of Social Security
Your source for training, education, research, and networking on social security and social protection in Europe
2011 EISS Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia: "Changing social security"
It goes without saying, that the duty of the legislature, emanating from the state being governed by the rule of law principle, is to modify social security law with regular (although not arbitrary and not too often) legislative changes to reflect the ever changing social relations. Social security should be a faithful companion with appropriate social security benefits that should be in place when social risks materialise. Protection levels that aim at guaranteeing the acquired stand of living have to be the objective. Poverty and social exclusion have to be prevented or alleviated to enable the free development of individuals and society as a whole.