Nine associations unite to launch European Retirement Week

A group of nine European associations has announced the launch of European Retirement Week, which will take place during the week of 29 November 2021.

Participating associations include AGE Platform Europe, BETTER FINANCE, BEUC – The European Consumer Association, European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the European Banking Federation (EBF), EFAMA, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), Insurance Europe, Pensions Europe.

The goal of this initiative is to provide a platform for a wide range of stakeholders to debate the future of pensions in Europe and to raise citizens’ awareness of the need to save for retirement.

“Achieving pension adequacy is indeed crucial to address Europe’s pensions savings gap and to achieve an economy that works for all. This requires, first and foremost, increased public awareness of the importance of long-term savings and returns. The participating associations therefore aim to establish European Retirement Week as a well-known and recurring event in the European calendar,” the associations said.

This year, European Retirement Week will be organised online given the continuing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. It will begin with a high-level event and will feature a programme, including a range of presentations and panel discussions spotlighting different aspects of Europe’s retirement saving challenge and identifying possible solutions.

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