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The Nordic countries are leading the way in introducing flexible pension options. How do those on flexible – often partial – pensions adjust their working patterns before taking a full old-age pension? What are the consequences of the objective of extending working lives? Welcome to the English language research webinar of the Finnish Centre for Pensions on Monday 22 April 2024 at 2.00–3.15 p.m. (EEST) / 1.00–1.15 p.m. (CEST).

In Finland, Norway and Sweden, partial retirement is completely independent of the employment relationship: a person can receive a partial or even a full pension regardless of the amount of work or the status of the employment relationship. However, taking a pension before the official retirement age reduces the pensioner’s benefit. Flexible retirement is often hoped to extend working life.

The Finnish Centre for Pensions’ research webinar in English will focus on experiences in Finland and Norway. Does flexible retirement mean partial retirement, that is, a combination of part-time work and retirement? What are the consequences of flexible retirement for the objective of extending working lives?

The research webinar will take place on Monday 22 April 2024 at 2.00–3.15 p.m. (EEST) / 1.00–1.15 p.m. (CEST) in Teams.


  • Ilari Ilmakunnas (Finnish Centre for Pensions):
    Working before and after drawing partial old-age pension in Finland
  • Anne Skevik Grødem (Institute for Social Research, Norway):
    Combining Work and Pension in Norway: practices and motivations


  • Johannes Rausch, Munich Research Institute for the Economics of Aging and SHARE analyses (MEA), Germany


  • Aart-Jan Riekhoff (Finnish Centre for Pensions)


Register for the webinar on Webropol. You will receive a confirmation and a calendar invitation (incl. Teams link) by e-mail after registration.

Warmly welcome to all!

Finnish Centre for Pensions – Central body of and expert on statutory earnings-related pensions