The Agreement concerns social security schemes other than schemes provided by European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors (ETS No. 12). It provides for nationals of any one of the Parties to be entitled to receive the benefit of the laws and regulations of any other Party, under the same conditions as if person were a national of the latter, providing that certain conditions of residence are fulfilled.
The Protocol (ETS No. 013A), opened for signature by the Members of the Council of Europe who have signed the principal Agreement, in Strasbourg, on 11 December 1953, and entered into force on 1 October 1954, extends the benefit of the provisions of the Agreement to refugees.