January 30 2014, Pension Reform – From experts to the general public
The Resource Centre for Public Participation ( CeRe) and the Romanian Center for European Policies ( CRPE )organized the debate “Pension reform – from experts to the general public” , on January 30, 2014, at Hotel Marshal Garden in Bucharest.
The purpose of debate was to bring into question the sustainability of the pension system with a medium to long-term time horizon, the equity of the pension system and future pension policy in Romania. On this occasion, the study «Alternatives and compromises for the Romanian pension system for the next 20 years”, written by the CRPE affiliated expert Victor Giosan was published.
The overall objective of the project is to involve social actors (experts, government representatives, politicians, the business environment, citizens and civil society organizations) in a deliberative process of developing a policy proposal on the pension system reform in Romania. The project will provide the Government with a series of essential information with regard to the pension system reform – the current situation and forecasts, main policy choices, their advantages and disadvantages and views of all stakeholders. At the same time, the project will put the subject on the public and political agenda and will promote the need for reform.
The project was initiated by the Resource Centre for Public Participation – CeRe, in partnership with the Romanian Centre for European Policies (CRPE), it will stretch over a period of 16 months (July 2013-October 2014) and has a total budget of 155.362,93 CHF. The project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland, through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union. Value of own contribution is 15.551,83 CHF in cash.