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


August 20, 2021
Karen Anderson, Project Leader for the DEEPEN-project, is the new Chair of the Council for European Studies (CES). Karen, who works as an Associate Professor of Social Policy at University […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Karen Anderson

August 3, 2021
Karen Anderson is an associate Professor at University College Dublin and a project leader in the DEEPEN team. In this interview, Karen tells us about her role in the project, […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Juan Fernández

July 28, 2021
Juan Fernández is Associate Professor of Sociology (Profesor Titular) in the Social Science Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid and earned his PhD in Sociology at the University […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Thomas Mayer

July 19, 2021
Thomas Mayer is a pre-doc teammember for the DEEPEN-project. Thomas holds a double degree (Master of Social Sciences, MSSc) at the University of Linz, Austria and Tampere University, Finland. In […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Abdelkarim Megaiz

July 14, 2021
Abdelkarim Megaiz studies Public Administration at Leiden University and is a student-assistant for the DEEPEN-project. In this interview, Abdelkarim tells about the kind of work he does, what Public Administration […]