Greens support a life-course approach to pensions. But what exactly does this include? What are its consequences with regard to pension policies in Europe? This meeting offers a platform for a political discussion amongst Greens to discuss and consolidate a common position. We want to learn what a life-course approach to pensions looks like in practice from regional and national experiences, and how it relates to existing mechanisms and research.
DRAFT PROGRAMME OF THE EVENT
Welcome - Karima Delli, MEP
Part I: Needs of a 21st century pension system
- Eurofound researcher: life-course approach
- Sociologist: new work biographies, bridging the gaps
- Social Protection Committee: issue of stable financing for pension systems
Part II: Discussion Green family
Facilitator: Philippe Lamberts, MEP and Co-Chairman of The European Green party
On the panel:
MEPs: Karima Delli, Jean Lambert
National Parliaments: Jesse Klaver (Groenlinks); George Gilkinet (Ecolo); Wolfgang Strengmann-Kuhn (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
European Networks of Green Seniors: Tony Cooreman
Key questions to the panel and participants:
- How do we obtain a poverty-proof first pillar pension system?
- How successfully does your pension system address persons at risk of age poverty?
- How do we overcome the problems created by 20th century pension systems that focus on full-time, no breaks, single employer frameworks?
- When shifting away from current models, how do we maintain financial sustainability?
- How do we bridge the gender gap of this issue?
- How do we tackle singularities within a collective framework?
- How do we create better transition security and a stable social protection 'floor' so that people are willing to take risks and explore new options towards new green jobs for a Green New Deal?
Part III: Feedback and conclusions
Jean Lambert, MEP