3. Edition: FYP visiting Bremen


As stated in many surveys and studies about old age provision: Thinking on old age is one of the biases (aversions) to actively deal with old age provision. However, there is one situation where employees start wondering on pension provision. This is when looking at their pay slips and realizing that deductions have been made from their salary  

due to monthly contributions or premiums into one or more pension systems. Especially as a mobile researcher who works in different countries and has been affiliated to several pension schemes in his/her working life, it is not easy to keep track and handle the complex pension issue. This was one of the reasons the participants at a FYP pension event in Bremen indicated, when being asked about their motivation to join the 3 hours lecture named ’Who will pay my pension some day…?’
The Welcome Centre Bremen had invited to the training again and around 40 researchers joined the event and left the Rotunde - an impressing high-tech room - with new knowledge on the German and European Pension Landscapes and the FYP initiative. ‘Make this information more accessible for mobile workers. It would have been great to know about this before’, one statement was. ‘The FYP initiative/website is very helpful and important. Just continue!!’, it was commented on the feedback sheets.

The organizers of the event and the FYP team were happy about the positive feedback. ‘In particular the appreciating reactions on the FYP website and its new tracking function encourage us to move forward’, the FYP representative said. She asked the audience to ‘share this opinion’. ‘We would be thankful if you could help us to spread FYP as a source of comprehensive pension information for mobile researchers! The FYP website is an ongoing work in progress – comments and suggestions are always wanted!’

Many thanks to the research institutes and universities for hosting us and to the participants for joining the event in Bremen and elsewhere in 2016 (Frankfurt, Tübingen, Berlin, Bielefeld, Cologne, Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Göttingen). Now we have had the last pension event for the year 2016, but we are currently planning the Roadmap for 2017!

If you are interested to attend a FindyourPension-event, please talk to the welcome offices or HR departments of your university or research institution!

We have already confirmed events at

TU Dresden, 6 April 2017, 4.00 pm until approx. 7.00 pm

Hörsaal des IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dreden

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KIT Karlsruhe Campus Souhth. 9 March 2017, 2.30 pm until approx. 6.30 pm

Lecturer Room A&B
Building 30.95 (Audimax)
76131 Karlsruhe

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TU München, 18 May 2017


University Siegen, 28 June 2017


More events in 2017 will be published soon.

We hope to meet many of you in 2017!

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