Promoting the contribution of private savings to pension adequacy VP/2014/014 Closed!


The purpose of this call for proposals is to support cross-border cooperation of pension and financial service-providers as well as relevant stakeholders with a view to raising the quality of supplementary pension schemes and their contribution to secure incomes in retirement.


This call for proposals foresees to support two strands of work:
  1. Pension Forum group on a code of good practice announced in the White Paper, support could be granted to one project aimed at developing a voluntary quality label for occupational pension schemes. The voluntary quality label should be developed and managed by stakeholder organisations or their associations.
  2. Pilot projects on the conversion of pension scheme and other (notably housing) assets into secure retirement income flows. The project(s) may focus either on asset conversion products, such as equity release, or the design of pensions-scheme based retirement income flows (e.g. annuitisation).

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 December 2014 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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