Social and Labour Law

Directive 2003/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 June 2003 on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision (the IORP Directive) represents a first step on the way to an internal market for occupational retirement provision organised on an European scale by, among other things, making it possible for IORPs to operate across borders. IORPs can accept sponsorship from undertakings located in other Member States and operate pension schemes with members in more than one Member State.

The IORP Directive requires that an IORP based in one Member State (the home state) and operating an occupational pension scheme located in another Member State (the host state) fully respects the provisions of the social and labour law in force for the host state insofar as it is relevant to occupational pensions. The provisions to be complied with need to be notified to the Competent Authority of the home state by the Competent Authority of the host state in line with Article 20 of the IORP Directive. It is the responsibility of the Competent Authority of the host state to supervise compliance with its social and labour law as it applies to the field of occupational pensions.

This page has been set up to facilitate the exchange of information on national social and labour laws relevant to the field of occupational pensions among Competent Authorities involved in the supervision of cross-border IORPs.

Where such information has been published on the Competent Authority's website, a link below will take you directly to this information.

Where Competent Authorities do not yet publish their social and labour law provisions on their websites, a link will take you to a note explaining how the information can be obtained.

This page will be kept updated as and when links to full information on national social and labour laws relevant to the field of occupational pensions become available and/or information in English becomes available.

Please note that EIOPA is not responsible for the correctness of the page information that may be accessed through the links listed on the following table:

​Country​Language
AustriaEnglish
BelgiumEnglish
BulgariaEnglish
Czech RepublicEnglish
FinlandEnglish
GermanyGerman
HungaryEnglish
IrelandEnglish
ItalyEnglish
LatviaEnglish
LiechtensteinEnglish
LuxembourgFrench
NetherlandsEnglish
NorwayEnglish
PolandEnglish
PortugalPortuguese
RomaniaRomanian
SlovakiaEnglish
SloveniaEnglish
SwedenEnglish
United KingdomEnglish