In this project, we tried to perform a framework of the problem and a diagnosis of the current reality and future challenges of the Portuguese pension system, in order to contribute to a clearer debate. This was followed by the development of three policy papers:
In the future, a transparent, rigorous and consensual diagnosis of the current situation of public pension systems in Portugal will be necessary, something that is currently lacking. This is the only way to achieve a set of reform proposals that are based on an analysis of their impact and effectiveness in promoting the financial sustainability of the system, inter and intra-generational equity and the adequacy of retirement income.
As part of this project, the Institute of Public Policy also organized the seminar, “A Pension System for the Future“, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Following this event, Pedro Pita Barros and Per Eckefeldt (economist of DG-ECFIN of the European Commission) made their presentations available for consultation: