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Gender equality: Can we achieve it in old-age pensions?
When: March 2nd, 2021 10:00 AM through 1:00 PM
Location: CEPS (online), Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
In the EU, men generally receive a 30% higher pension than women. In some member states this Gender Pension Gap is even substantially higher. Over the past two years the MIGAPE (Mind the Gap in Pensions) project has assessed how interactions between broad gender differences in the labour market and features of pension systems affect the gender pension gap. We focused on care responsibilities and activities. The conference will showcase results from the project and stimulate discussion. Addressing the gender pension gap straddles several themes within the European Pillar of Social Rights initiative, including gender equality, old age income and pensions, childcare and long-term care. Against this overarching background, the conference also comes in the context of the European Commission’s Gender Equality strategy 2020-2025 published in March 2020, and the forthcoming reports in 2021 on the economic impact of ageing (the Ageing Report) and pension adequacy (the Pension Adequacy Report). Importantly, we will engage with social partners.


- Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality
- Janez Cigler Kralj, Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia
- Mikkel Barslund, Head of Ageing Societies Programme, CEPS
- Nataša Kump, Institute for Economic Research, Slovenia
- Vera Hoorens, Professor of Psychology, KU Leuven
- Hervé Boulhol, Senior Economist, OECD
- Anne-Sophie Parent, former Secretary-General of AGE Platform
- Jolanta Reingarde, Senior Researcher, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
- Celien Vanmoerkerke, Deputy Chief of Cabinet, Belgian Minister of Pension
- Anna Kwiatkiewicz-Mory, Advisor, Business Europe
- Agnieszka Piasna, Senior Researcher, ETUI
- Elsa Fornero, Former Italian Minister of Social Affairs and Pensions, Professor of Economics, University of Turin

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to gain access to the meeting: https://crm.ceps.eu/civicrm/event/info?id=1743&reset=1

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