The eighth academic workshop within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”
On October 24, 2019, the Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics held the eighth academic workshop devoted to the Reforming Pension System in Germanу. The event is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany in Russia, the World Bank and German Friedrich Ebert Foundation Russia within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”
Germany is the birthplace of pension insurance with a high level of pension provision, and as such, it has been guiding for many years the Russian pension system based on the principles of social insurance. At the same time, Germany faces, just like other developed countries, including Russia, the challenge of an ageing population, forcing to seek ways to reform its pension system. The workshop listende to two papers, one of which was devoted to the important issue related to changes occurring in the pension system (raising the retirement age, expanding private pension coverage, etc.) and their impact on socio-economic inequalities. The second paper was mostly focused on the pension formula, namely on the pension rights formation and the calculation of pensions within the framework of the point system (case of Germany) and the defined contribution system (existed in some format in Russia in 2002-2014) actively discussed while preparing the pension reform 2015 in Russia.
Information on the link