The delegation visiting Milan municipality to exchange on social affairs policy and decentralised management
On 23 and 24 May 2019, a high level NDRC delegation, led by Mr. Chang Tiewei, Deputy Director General, visited the Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels where they had an in-depth policy exchange with high level specialists from the Commission directorate for Employment and Social affairs. While in Brussels. The delegation visited the Secretariat of the International association for Mutual benefits funds AIM to discuss issues related to multitier social protection in health care insurance. The delegation was accompanied by three Chinese experts – Ms Zhou Hong for Multitier social protection; Prof. Yang Weiguo for planning in Employment promotion; Mr. Guan Bo on Planning for social security protection - who also took part in Rome in a high level International workshop organised at INPS Headquarters around the topic of Planning for multitier social protection systems in Europe and in China. Specialists from the ILO, the OECD, the ISSA and the AIM also delivered presentations at this meeting. While in Rome, the Delegation could exchange with representatives of the Italian Ministry of Finance about the process and the results of the national pension reform and introduction of Notional defined contributions method, before proceeding to Milan where it could discuss with the Municipality aspects related to decentralisation of social protection management.
The Delegation then proceeded to Portugal on 30 May where they could interact with the Portuguese Ministry of labor, solidarities and social security as well as the national Social security institution before returning to Beijing on 1 June 2019.