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AEIP would like to provide some preliminary comments on the conclusions reached by EIOPA in its final report on the IORP Stress Test, published on 17 December 2019, as well as general recommendations. AEIP appreciates the fact that EIOPA discussed with stakeholders the cash flow analysis and took it into account for the 2019 IORP Stress Test (ST). The 2019 ST exercise is seen as a ‘snapshot’ for Pension Funds (PFs), which does not show the potential for market recovery over time. The interpretation of the results of the cash-flow analysis (CFA) is straightforward and clear, since the CFA shows ...
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On 9th October 2019, the eve of World Mental Health Day, the European Mental Health Alliance, of which AEIP is an active member, organized an event about the future of work and mental health. The seminar, hosted by ICF, aimed at discussing how changes in the world of work can impact mental health and well-being of workers, and what can be done to adequately address these changes. You can find a full report on the seminar here ...
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Under the title "Vocational training for a digital labour market", the Europe Day of the German construction industry in Brussels underlined the pioneering role of the vocational training scheme in the construction industry. In addition, the Commission's proposals for the new European funding programmes were discussed. Around 90 invited guests from European institutions, European and national organisations, diplomats and scientists accepted the invitation to the fifth Europe Day of the Germany construction industry in Brussels. Barbara Kauffmann, Director for Employment and Social Governance in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Integration, stressed the need for close cooperation ...
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AEIP held its Annual Conference on the 6th of November in Brussels. This year’s edition focused on the paritarian model and social dialogue, with a view on the various challenges for social protection systems as well as changing labour markets. Following the recent election of the new European Parliament and just before the Von der Leyen Commission takes office, the timing has been deemed perfect for presenting the vision and activities of AEIP to the wider audience. The 2019 annual conference was a great opportunity to reflect on the role of social partners as well as of paritarian organizations of ...
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AEIP is a proud member of the ETS consortium working on the creation of a pilot website, which aims to make use of the experiences and input of the network of the www.findyourpension.eu initiative for mobile workers. Next to a Find Your Provider service in at least five EU countries, this platform needs to offer an information service in a wide range of EU Member States. On the 2nd of October 2019, during the project’s kick-off Conference in Brussels, the ETS consortium presented its plans. It revealed the state of play of digital pension communication in Europe and provided a ...
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There is a month left until the 2019 AEIP Annual Conference on the topic of “Social Dialogue and the Paritarian Model: Added Value in a Changing Labour Market”.   The event will take place in the morning of 6th November in the Square Brussels Convention Centre (Address: Mont des Arts, 1000, Brussels). To register please, fill in the registration form here. The Conference will aim to address the aspects of the European Social Model that link directly to the engagement of social partners in reforming social protection systems. Starting from the morning of 6th November, the half-day Conference will focus on ...
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In order to provide an analysis on the added-value, nature and historical evolution of the paritarian model in the year of the European elections, AEIP published in September 2019 its updated White Paper. The document provides an overview of the founding history and the development of the role and mission of AEIP since its creation in 1996, including practical examples of the functioning of the paritarian model in several European Member States. Most importantly, the White Paper presents the position of AEIP members in the current context, as well their recommendations with regard to social protection at the EU level ...
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AEIP, FIEC and EFBWW carried out a seminar in Bucharest as part of the currently ongoing TANSIRC project in Bucharest, Romania on the topic of: “Promoting paritarian social funds in the construction industry”. AEIP presented on the added-value of the paritarian model, together with its German member – SOKA BAU. For the press release of the seminar please see here ...
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The current research paper of AEIP focuses on compulsory membership in pension schemes. It includes an extensive analysis of the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice as well as of the regulatory and institutional framework in a few EU Member States. The goal of the paper is to give a comprehensive overview of the issue, by laying-out in a structured manner the legal arguments which examine compulsory membership in relation to EU competition law and freedom of services. For the full research paper, please see here ...
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