Beyond COVID-19: Population Challenges AheadOnline via Zoom, translation service in English will be offered. 

Friday, 11 June 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, Berlin time


Topic: Old-age poverty – generational conflict – pension crisis: these buzzwords were already part of public discussions even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, our ageing society offers more opportunities than risks. The question remains whether we can take advantage of them. In January 2021, the European Commission provided important insights in the Green Paper on Ageing. This report indicated that the labour force participation of older people plays an important role in solving the socio-political challenges ahead. How can our educational systems be adapted so that people remain fit for the labour market during their entire life course? What are the socio-political consequences of life course events, such as long periods of unemployment? How can we better support people in the transition to retirement and design minimum income schemes to ensure the social participation of vulnerable population groups in old age? 


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