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Recording of 'Our Ageing Society & COVID-19'


Old-age poverty – generational conflict – pension crisis: these buzzwords were already part of public discussions even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, our ageing society offers more opportunities than risks. The question remains whether we can take advantage of them.



  • Dr Rolf Schmachtenberg, Permanent State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Prof. Dr Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography at the Warsaw School of Economics
  • Dr Hervé Boulhol, Senior Economist, Pensions and Population Ageing, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Paris, France
  • Dr Marc Bovenschulte, Member of the Board of the Institute for Innovation and Technology and Head of the department Demography, Clusters and Foresight, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Professor Jane C. Falkingham OBE, Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, Director of ESRC Centre for Population Change
  • Professor Dr Alexia Fürnkranz‐Prskawetz, Professor of mathematical economics at the TU Wien, Executive Director of the Vienna Institute of Demography, Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Vienna, Austria
  • Professor Dr Tatiana Razumova, Professor for Labour and Personnel Economics, Moscow State Lomonosov University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Lea Vatanen, Senior Expert, European Commission, Secretariat-General, Cohesion, Economic & Social Affairs
  • Moderate by Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary, Population Europe / Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research