The Development of Supplementary pensions in Europe


The OSE has moved forward with the research on "The Development of Supplementary pensions in Europe" for the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). The second and final workshop was held in Brussels on 27-28 October 2011.

The key research questions that are being be addressed are: 

  1. what is the renewed pension mix in European countries; 
  2. what are the main socio-economic tensions for the 21st century pension mix; 
  3. how do pension schemes (especially supplementary funds) face socioeconomic challenges; 
  4. what is the prospect for solidarity and redistribution in pension policy;
  5. what is the present and future role for the state and social partners in the new multi-pillar and multi-level pension policy arena

The final outcome of this research will consist of a book (to be published in the first half of 2012) with the working-title “The new pension mix: supplementary pensions in Europe”. It will contain about 10 chapters, where off half should discuss country-specific developments, and the other half horizontal chapters discussing European trends, similarities and differences.