To celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Institute of Public Finance, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, organized on 6 November virtual Public Sector Economics 2020 Conference – The State and Perspectives of Pension Reforms. It was opened by Zdravko Marić (Minister of Finance), Ante Žigman (President of the Management Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency), Judita Cuculić Župa (Senior Adviser at the European Commission Representation in Croatia), Petar Vlaić (President of the Association of Croatian Pension Funds Management Companies and Pension Insurance Companies) and representatives of the organizers.
Numerous foreign and domestic scientists and experts participated in the conference, and invited lectures were given by Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Munich Center for Economic Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, and Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy Unit in the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs. The goal of the conference was to take stock of the current state of pension systems around the world and provide a state-of-the-art assessment of the need and room for future reforms in a world of profound demographic, labour market, political and technological changes.
The conference was supported by the European Commission, Raiffeisen Mandatory and Voluntary Pension Funds Management Company, Raiffeisen Pension Insurance Company Plc., PBZ Croatia Osiguranje Plc. - Mandatory Pension Fund Management Company, Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency, Association of Cities in Croatia, and the Association of Croatian Pension Funds Management Companies and Pension Insurance Companies.