Ensuring an Adequate Pension in a European Context


The European Social Observatory has launched research on "Ensuring an Adequate Pension in a European Context". The aim of the research is twofold: inform decisionmakers about the social consequences of recent reforms in the pension systems of 'old', 'new' and future EU Members States; and shed light on the impact of EU initiatives (OMC, legislation) in the field of pensions on domestic systems.

The research, which resulted from a tendering procedure by the DG Strategy and Research of the Belgian Federal Public Service Social Security, will feed into the preparation of the upcoming Belgian Presidency of the EU (second half 2010). The OSE is working closely together with the Vienna-based European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, which focuses on developing indicators for the measurement of social adequacy of pensions.