Welcome to the DEEPEN project!

On this website, we’ll keep you up to date about the DEEPEN-project. DEEPEN explores the democratic governance of capital-funded occupational pension schemes. For more information about the project, click on the ‘project’-page. On our other pages, you can find more information about the team, news towards the DEEPEN-project, our network and future events.

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Our latest news:

DEEPEN TEAM AT SASE CONFERENCE

July 29, 2022
The DEEPEN team has presented several of the newest findings from their research project during the conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in Amsterdam, which took […]

Norface GOVERNANCE Early-career Workshop in Vienna

July 29, 2022
DEEPEN team members Sara Gonzalez and Thomas Mayer participated in the Norface GOVERNANCE Early-career Workshop in Vienna. The goal of this event was to help young academics in the GOVERNANCE […]

Panel on Financial Governance of Funded Pension Schemes at CES Conference

June 30, 2022
The DEEPEN team will present new findings from their research on the governance of funded pension schemes during this year’s Council for European Studies conference in Lisbon. Organized by Hayley […]

The Annual Conference of the Pensions Policy Research Group in Ireland.

June 30, 2022
DEEPEN team member Hayley James recently participated in the Annual Conference of the Pensions Policy Research Group in Ireland. The conference is aimed at researchers and policymakers in Ireland to […]

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 […]

Webinar on Sustainable Investing by Pension Funds

November 16, 2021
At the invitation of Netspar, DEEPENproject team member Natascha van der Zwan and colleague Arjen van der Heide recently gave a flash webinar on sustainable investment by Dutch pension funds. Their webinar was part […]

Team Leiden at Dutch Pension Federation Roundtable Event

September 22, 2021
DEEPEN researchers Dr. Natascha van der Zwan and Dr. Philipp Golka, together with junior researcher Aalt-Jan Smits, will present research finding at a Roundtable Event organized by the Monitoring Commission […]

New video highlights the importance of pension sharing on divorce

September 20, 2021
Researchers at the University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Pension Advisory Group and Law for Life/Advice Now, have found that in the UK, men within couples have substantially more […]

KAREN ANDERSON APPOINTED CHAIR OF CES

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 […]

DEEPEN team members from Leiden University start evaluation of internal supervision in Dutch pension sector

July 2, 2021
Leiden University researchers Dr. Natascha van der Zwan and Dr. Philipp Golka from the ‘Democratic Governance of Funded Pension Schemes’ project (DEEPEN), have started an empirical evaluation of Dutch pension […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Natascha van der Zwan

June 30, 2021
Natascha van der Zwan is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Leiden University and principal investigator in the DEEPEN project. In this interview, Natascha tells about the diversity of […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Tobias Wiß

June 16, 2021
Tobias Wiß is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Political Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU). In this interview, Tobias tells about the relation between pensions, family policy, occupational […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Sara Gonzales

June 10, 2021
Sara Gonzales is a Peruvian economist doing a PhD in Social Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she also did a master’s in social science. In this interview, […]

Meet the DEEPEN-team: Philipp Golka

June 10, 2021
Dr. Philipp Golka loves a good coffee and is a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University as part of the DEEPEN-team in The Netherlands. In this interview, Philipp tells us about […]

Meet the DEEPEN team: Hayley James

June 10, 2021
Dr. Hayley James is a postdoctoral researcher at University College Dublin and part of the DEEPEN-team in Ireland. In this interview, Hayley tells about the reason she wants to do […]

Council for European Studies Panel

March 17, 2021
On June 22, 2020 (12:00-1:30pm, CET), the DEEPEN project team will be presenting its first research results in the “Democratic Governance of Funded Pensions” panel during the Council for European […]

Warwick Critical Finance Workshop

March 17, 2021
The Warwick Critical Finance Manuscript Development Workshop 2.0 took place on 18 February 2021, with participation of two DEEPEN members, Philipp Golka and Hayley James.  The second workshop of this type held by […]

Where to meet us in 2021

February 22, 2021
April 13 – 15, BSA Annual Conference 2021: Remaking the Future: Hayley James will be presenting “Workplace pension saving in emerging adulthood after automatic enrolment.” Click here for more information. May […]

Latest news

DEEPEN TEAM AT SASE CONFERENCE

July 29, 2022
The DEEPEN team has presented several of the newest findings from their research project during the conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in Amsterdam, which took […]

Norface GOVERNANCE Early-career Workshop in Vienna

July 29, 2022
DEEPEN team members Sara Gonzalez and Thomas Mayer participated in the Norface GOVERNANCE Early-career Workshop in Vienna. The goal of this event was to help young academics in the GOVERNANCE […]

Panel on Financial Governance of Funded Pension Schemes at CES Conference

June 30, 2022
The DEEPEN team will present new findings from their research on the governance of funded pension schemes during this year’s Council for European Studies conference in Lisbon. Organized by Hayley […]

The Annual Conference of the Pensions Policy Research Group in Ireland.

June 30, 2022
DEEPEN team member Hayley James recently participated in the Annual Conference of the Pensions Policy Research Group in Ireland. The conference is aimed at researchers and policymakers in Ireland to […]

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 […]