13th Pension seminar Maastricht – Outside in Solidarity

29jan13:1518:0013th Pension seminar Maastricht – Outside in SolidarityKiezen voor Solidaire premieregeling (SPR) of Flexibele premieregeling (FPR) of is er meer?

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The composition of the population in the Netherlands has changed in recent decades and this development is still continuing. This translates into attitudes and interpretation towards solidarity. Within sociology, ‘solidarity’ is defined as the positive bond of fate between individuals or groups; a situation in which dependency relationships are characterised by help from the stronger to the weaker, or the defence of common interests.

Social trends justify the choice within the WTP for a pension scheme based on personal pension assets with collective risk sharing. What colour do social trends today give to the concept of solidarity? Is this recognisable in a country like Denmark with a similar set-up of retirement provisions and a similar DC history? How much meaning is given to solidarity in the Danish pension system and in what way is this expressed?

How do the Danish findings, on the one hand, and the Dutch trends, on the other, fit into making the choices between an SPR or FPR? What are the drivers for arriving at a choice of SPR or FPR? What are the underlying values of solidarity that are important in arriving at an SPR or an FPR? Can these values be made concrete? One variant is not better than the other, but the underlying values and objectives determine which choice is made. Or is that too easy? And how are these explained and/or justified to the pension participant?

The 13th Pension Seminar provides guidance on how to implement the WTP and make pension agreements adequate and fair at the social partners’ negotiating table. A compass for those involved to find their way together in this terra incognita.


13.15 – 14.00 Reception and lunch buffet
14.00 – 14.10 Opening & introduction by chairperson
Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn, ITEM/Maastricht University
Drs. Janwillem Bouma, voorzitter Centraal Beheer APF
14.10 – 14.35 Solidariteit en een veranderende maatschappij
Dr. Tijs Laenen, Tilburg University – Researcher
14.35 – 15.00 SPR – Stabiel pensioenresultaat?
Gerard Riemen, FNV – Bestuurder Pensioenen senioren
15.00 – 15.25 FPR – Flexibiliteit met solidariteit
Pieter Kiveron, Akzo Nobel – Global Pensions and Benefits Director
15.25 – 16.00 Pauze
16.00 – 16.25 Outside in: solidariteit in Scandinavische pensioenstelsels?
Stefan Lundbergh, Director Insights bij Cardano
16.25 – 16.55 Panel session
16.55 – 17.00 Closing by chairperson
17.00 – 18.00 Network drinks


General information

You can register up to and including 22 January 2024.
The costs are € 220.- per person. You can indicate PE: SPOP/CPL, AG, NOB and/or proof of participation.

The seminar is in Dutch

The seminar will take place at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law, Bouillonstraat 1-3 Maastricht


(Maandag) 13:15 - 18:00