The Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration is responsible for providing the Minister, the Government and the Danish Parliament with the best possible basis for preparing and developing tomorrow’s welfare society. It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration to create the framework for the best possible service on the basis of the resources available and with respect for the active participation and background of individual citizens.
The Department bases its work on a decentralised public sector and a close interaction with local and regional authorities together with a number of relevant welfare organisations.
One of the Ministry's key objectives is to promote efficiency and transparency in the services of the welfare society and to ensure that public services are based on knowledge and evidence.
The Department’s main responsibilities
- Social security
- Social protection
- Family law
Welfare involves tracking developments in the following areas: the elderly, people with disabilities, socially disadvantaged groups, children, family life and civil society.
The Department monitors and supports local and regional authority development of local government, structure and economy.
Moreover, the Department is responsible for international social policy issues, such as EU rules on the harmonisation of social security contribution for employees and self-employed businessmen as well as bilateral and multilateral agreements on social security.