In addition to working with its official partners, Netspar works closely with other organizations and institutions in the Netherlands and elsewhere that are taking part in the pension debate. These organizations help us develop and share knowledge and obtain pertinent data.

National Organizations
  • Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
  • Central Planning Agency (CPB)
  • CLICKNL (a top consortium in the creative sector)
  • Instituut Gak (social venture capital fund)
  • Dutch Royal Actuarial Association and Actuarial Institute
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Pensioenfederatie (Federation of Dutch Pension Funds)
  • Netherlands Institute for Social Research
  • Dutch Social and Economic Council (SER)
  • Verbond van Verzekeraars (Dutch Association of Insurers)
International Organizations
  • CINTIA, Italië
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australië
  • Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), Toronto
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Parijs
  • Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
  • Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), Copenhagen
  • Pension Research Council, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, VS
  • Polish Pension Group, Polen
  • Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), München
Institute Gak

Instituut Gak (social venture equity fund) has been a vital collaboration partner for Netspar since the network’s very inception. Since 2014, it has been sponsoring two Netspar endowed chairs in the pensions field at Tilburg University, including the associated research posts for trainees and a postdoc. [als er publicaties of projectomschrijvingen zijn, dan kunnen we daarnaar linken] In addition, Instituut Gak makes financial contributions to Netspar and has offered to sponsor a theme project (three-year research project) starting in 2020. [link naar theme call 2020]



Netspar is working together with ClickNL, a top consortium for knowledge and innovation in the creative sector, on research being funded under the terms set out for public-private partnerships by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

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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