Green Paper towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems
Economic affairs; Employment and social affairs; Internal market
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from Member States, other public authorities, business organisations, social partners and non-governmental organisations.
|Period of consultation|
|from : 07/07/2010 To : 15/11/2010|
|Objective of the consultation|
Europe needs to ensure adequate, sustainable and safe pensions for its citizens. Rapidly approaching population ageing creates both an immediate and a long-term challenge for pension systems. Many Member States have carried out substantial reforms already, but more may be needed. The economic and financial crisis has exacerbated the demographic challenge and highlighted risks in some pension schemes. If the EU is to sufficiently support and complement Member State efforts to deliver adequate and sustainable pensions for citizens, the incomplete and fragmented European framework of policy coordination and regulation needs to be reconsidered holistically as social policy, economic policy and financial regulation are inter-related. This Green Paper launches a consultation about how the EU can achieve this aim.
|View the consultation document|
|View the questionnaire:|
Green Paper towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems - questionnaire|
|Reference documents and other, related consultations|
|Accompanying document to the Green Paper - towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems|
|Citizens' summary: EU proposal – public consultation on pensions|
|Responsible service : Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, E4: Social Protection and Social Services Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs, Unit B3: Labour market reforms…. Directorate-General Internal Market, Financial Institutions, Unit H2: Insurance and Pensions|
|Number of responses received to this consultation|
|View the contributions|
Given the volume of consultation responses received, the most manageable and timely way to publish the online responses is in an Excel file (MS Office) which may also allow for easier searching and comparison of specific answers.
|Results of consultation and next steps|
|Full Summary of consultation responses to the Green Paper towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems|
|Report on the consultation on the Green Paper:“Towards adequate sustainable and safe European pension systems”|
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