Ministerstwo Pracy i Polityki Społecznej

Ministerstwo Pracy i Polityki Społecznej
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Poland

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The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is responsible for social security, employment and work and family affairs. The scope of activities of the Ministry is very broad: social assistance and integration, social insurance, employment and labour market, labour law, family benefits, public benefit, working conditions, social dialogue, disabled people, elderly persons, European Social Fund and others.

International experience
During the European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity, in August 2012, Poland adopted the Government Programme for Social Participation of Senior Citizens 2012-2013, coordinated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The main objective of the program is to improve the quality of life of older people for dignified ageing through social activity. From 2012 the project "The legal, financial and administrative framework of support system for people with disabilities - examples of good practice" is held by the Ministry in cooperation with the counterpart Ministry of the Republic of Georgia. Project activities include primarily social and vocational rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Further cooperation will be continued in the framework of the project aid in 2014.

Cooperation with China
On September 24th, 2013 the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Poland signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in the field of social welfare with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. The objective of the MoU is to promote, develop and facilitate cooperation between the Parties in the field of social welfare, in particular concerning elderly persons, children and disabled people.