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EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Article 34 - Social security and social assistance

Article 34 - Social security and social assistance

1. The Union recognises and respects the entitlement to social security benefits and social services providing protection in cases such as maternity, illness, industrial accidents, dependency or old age, and in the case of loss of employment, in accordance with the rules laid down by Union law and national laws and practices.
2. Everyone residing and moving legally within the European Union is entitled to social security benefits and social advantages in accordance with Union law and national laws and practices.
3. In order to combat social exclusion and poverty, the Union recognises and respects the right to social and housing assistance so as to ensure a decent existence for all those who lack sufficient resources, in accordance with the rules laid down by Union law and national laws and practices.

 

  • Text:

    The principle set out in Article 34(1) is based on Articles 153 and 156 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Article 12 of the European Social Charter and point 10 of the Community Charter on the rights of workers. The Union must respect it when exercising the powers conferred on it by Articles 153 and 156 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The reference to social services relates to cases in which such services have been introduced to provide certain advantages but does not imply that such services must be created where they do not exist. ‘Maternity’ must be understood in the same sense as in the preceding Article.

    Paragraph 2 is based on Articles 12(4) and 13(4) of the European Social Charter and point 2 of the Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers and reflects the rules arising from Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 and Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68.

    Paragraph 3 draws on Article 13 of the European Social Charter and Articles 30 and 31 of the revised Social Charter and point 10 of the Community Charter. The Union must respect it in the context of policies based on Article 153 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

    Source:
    Official Journal of the European Union C 303/17 - 14.12.2007
    Preamble - Explanations relating to the Charter of Fundamental Rights:
    These explanations were originally prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Although they do not as such have the status of law, they are a valuable tool of interpretation intended to clarify the provisions of the Charter.
  • Servet Kamberaj v Istituto per l’Edilizia Sociale della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano (IPES), Giunta della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
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    Decision
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  • Servet Kamberaj v Istituto per l’Edilizia Sociale della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano (IPES), Giunta della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Opinion of Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
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    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Gerardo Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l’emploi (ONEm)
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
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    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2011:124

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  • Eesti Vabariigi Põhiseadus
    Country:
    Estonia

    § 28. (...) Eesti kodanikul on õigus riigi abile vanaduse, töövõimetuse, toitjakaotuse ja puuduse korral. Abi liigid, ulatuse ning saamise tingimused ja korra sätestab seadus. Kui seadus ei sätesta teisiti, siis on see õigus võrdselt Eesti kodanikuga ka Eestis viibival välisriigi kodanikul ja kodakondsuseta isikul. Riik soodustab vabatahtlikku ja omavalitsuse hoolekannet. Lasterikkad pered ja puuetega inimesed on riigi ja kohalike omavalitsuste erilise hoole all.

  • Danmarks Riges Grundlov
    Country:
    Denmark

    § 75. Stk. 2. Den, der ikke selv kan ernære sig eller sine, og hvis forsørgelse ikke påhviler nogen anden, er berettiget til hjælp af det offentlige, dog mod at underkaste sig de forpligtelser, som loven herom påbyder.

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus
    Country:
    Cyprus

    Article 9
    Every person has the right to a decent existence and to social security. A law shall provide for the protection of the workers, assistance to the poor and for a system of social insurance.

  • The Constitutional Act of Denmark
    Country:
    Denmark

    Section 75. Subsection 2. Any person unable to support himself or his family shall, when no other person is responsible for his or their maintenance, be entitled to receive public assistance, provided that he shall comply with the obligations imposed by statute in such respect.

  • Tο Σύνταγμα της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας
    Country:
    Cyprus

    ΑΡΘΡΟΝ 9
    Έκαστος έχει το δικαίωμα αξιοπρεπούς διαβιώσεως και κοινωνικής ασφαλείας. Ο νόμος θα προβλέψη περί προστασίας των εργατών, αρωγής προς τους πτωχούς και συστήματος κοινωνικών ασφαλίσεων.

  • Constitution of the Republic of Croatia
    Country:
    Croatia

    Article 57
    The right of employees and their family members to social security and social insurance shall
    be regulated by law and collective agreements.
    Rights related to child-birth, maternity and child care shall be regulated by law.

    Article 58
    (1) The state shall ensure the right to assistance for weak, infirm or other persons unable to meet their basic subsistence needs as a result of their unemployment or incapacity for work.
    (4)Receiving humanitarian aid from abroad may not be forbidden.

  • Ustav Republike Hrvatske
    Country:
    Croatia

    Članak 57.
    Pravo zaposlenih i članova njihovih obitelji na socijalnu sigurnost i socijalno osiguranje uređuje se zakonom i kolektivnim ugovorom.
    Prava u svezi s porođajem, materinstvom i njegom djece uređuju se zakonom

    Članak 58.
    (1) Slabim, nemoćnima i drugim, zbog nezaposlenosti ili nesposobnosti za rad, nezbrinutim osobama država osigurava pravo na pomoć za podmirenje osnovnih životnih potreba.
    (4)Ne može se zabraniti primanje humanitarne pomoći iz inozemstva.

  • Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
    Country:
    Bulgaria

    Article 51(1) Citizens shall have the right to social security and social assistance.(2) The State shall provide social security for the temporarily unemployed in accordance with conditions and procedures established by law.(3) The aged without relatives and unable to support themselves, as well as persons with physical and mental disabilities shall receive special protection from the State and society.

  • КОНСТИТУЦИЯ на Република България
    Country:
    Bulgaria

     Чл. 51(1) Гражданите имат право на обществено осигуряване и социално подпомагане.(2) Лицата, останали временно без работа, се осигуряват социално при условия и по ред, определени със закон.(3) Старите хора, които нямат близки и не могат да се издържат от своето имущество, както и лицата с физически и психически увреждания, се намират под особена закрила на държавата и обществото.

  • De Belgische Grondwet
    Country:
    Belgium

     Artikel 23Ieder heeft het recht een menswaardig leven te leiden.Daartoe waarborgen de wet, het decreet of de in artikel 134 bedoelde regel, rekening houdend met de overeenkomstige plichten, de economische, sociale en culturele rechten, waarvan ze de voorwaarden voor de uitoefening bepalen.Die rechten omvatten inzonderheid: (...) 2° het recht op sociale zekerheid, bescherming van de gezondheid en sociale, geneeskundige en juridische bijstand; 3° het recht op een behoorlijke huisvesting (...)

  • La Constitution Belge
    Country:
    Belgium

     Article 23Chacun a le droit de mener une vie conforme à la dignité humaine.A cette fin, la loi, le décret ou la règle visée à l'article 134 garantissent, en tenant compte des obligations correspondantes, les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, et déterminent les conditions de leur exercice.Ces droits comprennent notamment: (...) 2°le droit à la sécurité sociale, à la protection de la santé et à l'aide sociale, médicale et juridique; 3° le droit à un logement décent;(...)

  • The Belgian Constitution
    Country:
    Belgium

    Article 23. Everyone has the right to lead a life in keeping with human dignity.
    To this end, the laws, federate laws and rules referred to in Article 134 guarantee
    economic, social and cultural rights, taking into account corresponding obligations, and
    determine the conditions for exercising them.
    These rights include among others: (...)2. the right to social security, to health care and to social, medical, and legal aid; 3. the right to have decent accommodation;(...)

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