Germany follows a system known as the ‘Social Market Economy’, which in India is called ’Inclusive Growth’. Since the end of the Second World War, Social Market Economy has become the brand for the way Germany has been ensuring fair competition and providing general and vocational education, social protection, workers’ representation at the workplace (the so-called co-determination) and welfare for its people. The aim is to pursue growth while serving the whole society. The Social Market Economy is the foundation of Germany’s economic strength and social stability.
Successful social market economy model
BMAS- Brochure on Social Security at a Glance
National Security Report 2014
History of Social Security in Germany
Circumstances of persons with impairments
Occupational Security & Health
India has in recent years gone through a remarkable period of economic growth. Economic growth is very often accompanied by growth of accidents at the work place. The Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) both follow the aim to promote the safety and health and the social protection of workers. This applies in particular to the construction sector that is considered as one of the most dangerous industries worldwide. DGUV have been in close cooperation with several Partners in India for a couple of years.
German Social Accident Insurance
Flyer of the OSH Symposium
Cooperation on Social Accident Insurance
Interview with h.c. Karl-Heinz Noetel