Definition: Special scheme
Special schemes are social protection schemes designed to protect a specific, restricted section of the population.
The ESSPROS defines four separate sub-groups of special schemes.
- Schemes for public servants;
- Schemes for the self-employed;
- Other occupational schemes;
- Other schemes.
This definition is identical in versions 1996, 2008 and 2011 of the Manual
Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual - The European System of integrated Social Protection Statistics", 2011 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2011