Welcome to the DEEPEN project!

DEEPEN is a NORFACE-funded research project (2020-2023), that explores the democratic governance of capital-funded occupational pension schemes in Europe. We investigate how governments, regulators and labour market actors govern funded pensions and whether participants are satisfied with pension fund performance. The project focuses on six European countries: Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Spain.

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Latest news

New Article in New Political Economy

March 17, 2022
In a new article recently published in New Political Economy, DEEPEN team members Philipp Golka and Natascha van der Zwan investigate the link between financial valuation and institutional change through […]

DEEPEN project update: kicking off 2022

February 6, 2022
On 27th January 2022, the DEEPEN team met virtually, providing a welcome opportunity to update on the progress of the research. All teams are now involved in conducting the second […]

NORFACE Governance 1st Early Career Workshop

February 2, 2022
Two young researchers from NORFACE Governance projects presented their work during the first Early Career Workshop: DEEPEN team member Sara Gonzales and Ghufran Khir Allah from the QUEST project (Qualify Unification in […]

Getting Rid of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2021
A few weeks ago, Dutch pension giant ABP decided to divest from fossil fuels. But is this actually going to help the climate? DEEPEN team members Natascha van der Zwan […]

New article in Journal of European Social Policy

December 6, 2021
In a new article recently published online by the Journal of European Social Policy, DEEPEN team member Natascha van der Zwan (Leiden University) and Ville-Pekka Sorsa (University of Helsinki) argue […]