The Future of Pensions

09.10.2018, 18h30, Discussion on the Commission's ‘Ageing Report’ and ‘Pension Adequacy Report’


VENUE: Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU; Avenue de Cortenbergh 30, 1040 Brussels

Registration online via ÖGB

This is a joint event of the Brussels Offices of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB Europabüro), in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES Europabüro) and the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB).

In spring 2018, the EU-Commission published its two key reports on age-related long-term developments: The 2018 Ageing Report and The Pension Adequacy Report.

In the discussion, the report’s main findings on pensions will be analysed against the European Pillar of Social Rights principle that “workers and self-employed in retirement have the right to a pension commensurate to their contributions and ensuring an adequate income”.

Issues to be addressed:What is the current state of sustainability and adequacy? Which way should future pension policy go (role of 1st, 2nd and 3rd pillar)? What impact will labour markets have on the retirement prospects of today’s youth?

Speakers and discussants:

  • Renate Tenbusch, Head of Brussels Office of FES
  • Josef Wöss, Head of Social Policy Department of AK Wien
  • Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Social Protection Unit, EU Commission
  • Bernhard Achitz, Secretary General of ÖGB
  • Ingo Schäfer, Head of Pension Division of DGB
  • Rebekah Smith, Deputy Director for Social Affairs, BusinessEurope


  • Ingrid Steiner-Gashi, Kurier Brussels Correspondent

The discussion will be held in German and English.

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