Workshop pension policy

The Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, departments of Social affairs & Employment and Financial affairs, kindly invite you to participate in a workshop on pension policy on Thursday November 22. Central question is: How can we improve the pension-prospects for EU citizens?


16.00: Registration, coffee and tea

16.30: Welcome and introduction
By: moderator Wiecher van der Laan, counsellor for Social Affairs & Employment, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU

16.35: Key conclusions Pension Adequacy report-2018 European Commission
By: Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit Modernisation of Social Protection systems, DG Employment, European Commission

16.50: Effective pension policy: lessons learned, challenges ahead and current policy-debate in the Netherlands
By: Gerard Riemen, Managing director Federation of the Dutch pension funds

17.05: Pensions and developments in demography and labour market: the German perspective
By: Klaus Stiefermann, General secretary German Association for Occupational Pensions

17.20: Which role could the EU play to enhance national pension policy development
in the coming years?
By: Matti Leppala, Secretary-general Pensions Europe and member of the EU-High Level Group on Pensions

17.35: Discussion

17.55: Conclusions
By: Guido Gündel, Financial Services Attaché, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU

18.00: Chat and drinks


The Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union

4-10, Avenue de Cortenbergh



Please register no later than Monday, 12 November, via