A couple times a year, Netspar hosts free Dutch spoken webinars on a topical issue or on recent publications. The purpose of these is to share easily accessible knowledge and facilitate a dialogue. You can watch the presentations live and ask questions in a chat. Upcoming webinars are listed in our Events calendar.


You can register on our website. When you sign up for a webinar, you will be sent confirmation from WebinarJam. This is the system Netspar uses for its webinars. It allows you to immediately add the webinar to your calendar; you will then receive an email reminder fifteen minutes before it starts.

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All you need to take part in a Netspar webinar is a laptop or tablet with a fast internet connection. Note: WebinarJam works best in the browsers Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. With older versions of Internet Explorer, you may experience difficulties watching the webinar.

Webinar Sustainable employability and lifelong learning, Raymond Montizaan (UM) – January 16, 2020
Raymond Montizaan (Maastricht University) discusses an overview of the facts and fables surrounding sustainable employability and lifelong learning based on research findings.
Download the presentation here.
Download the paper paper Train to retain: Training opportunities, positive reciprocity, and expected retirement age by Andries de Grip, Didier Fouarge, Raymond Montizaan & Bert Schreurs here.
Download other papers of Raymond Montizaan here on the Netspar website.

Choice architecture for pension saving for the self-employed, Jona Linde (UM) – 26 november 2019
Many self-employed people save significantly less for retirement than employees. Does less saving actually mean too little saving? And how do you encourage the group that will soon be short to save? Jona Linde (Maastricht University) discusses insights into the behavioral differences between employees and the self-employed and the effects of choice architecture on pension savings.
Download the presentation here.

Boosting Pension Awareness, Marike Knoef (Leiden University) – 23 May 2019
How much do Dutch people know about pensions and retirement? How do various groups of people rate their own level of knowledge? And how much do framing and the use of social media compel people to delve into their own retirement situation?

Webinar which interpretation to choose in a new pension contract?, Bas Werker (TiU) – December 10, 2019
Bas Werker (TiU) explains the differences and similarities between the two contracts and discusses the points of interest on the way to the intended goal: a good pension for everyone now and in the future.
Download the presentation here.

Customization in Pension Communications, Leo Lentz (Utrecht University) – 8 October 2019
Customization in pension communications leads to greater pension engagement. But what exactly does customization entail? And to what degree is it already being applied?

Working Past the Retirement Age, Kène Henkens (NIDI) – 14 March 2019
Who are the people who are working past their retirement age? What are the circumstances under which they choose to do so? And what effect does this have on their well-being?
Download the presentation here.

Financial Planning and Choice Architecture, Marcel Lever (CPB) – 12 December 2018
In the quickly evolving world of pensions and retirement, the importance of comprehensive financial planning is growing. What choices and options do people have? And what kind of choice architecture can help people make decisions they will not regret?
Download the presentation here.

Last modified June 3, 2020.

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