Netspar is a think tank and knowledge network established in 2005. It is a triad of government and social partners, business, and academia. Along with these partners, who make both financial and policy contributions, some 300 fellows are part of the knowledge network.

The network’s unique structure allows parties, under the Netspar umbrella, to direct their efforts toward addressing long-term issues surrounding aging and financing retirement. In this way, the partners can collectively guide the research agenda and research priorities.

To be an effective network organization, Netspar must work to encourage cooperation, foster mutual trust and open communication, and build a communal vision.

In addition to developing and sharing knowledge, another of Netspar’s core activities is network-building.

“Our pension covers about 25% of our life, but we only spend 1% of our time on this subject. Meanwhile, with increasing age we become more vulnerable. Therefore, I believe Netspar’s focus on pensions and efforts to bring parties closer, are indispensable to society. “
Theo Kocken, Cardano

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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