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10 December 2019

Activity Details (ID# 32172)  

 
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Title Regional meeting on reforms of the pension systems within the region: situation before the reform, reform directions, measures taken and planned and future perspectives. 
Description In the framework of the SSCSSR Progrmme, a new activity was included in the Action Plan for the extension period (November 2010 to August 2011). The objective is to discuss reforms in the pension sector introduced in the Balkan Region and Turkey, compared to reforms in other Western countries. The subject of reforms in the mandatory second pillar pension schemes will also be included as a topic in the Agenda 
Status Completed 
Date 08/03/2011 - 09/03/2011 
Location Ankara, Turkey
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Montenegro / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' / Turkey
Others: Kosovo*
  Multilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - SocialSecCoord
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SocialSecCoord - Regional Programme for Social Security Co-ordination and Social Security Reforms in South-East Europe    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2008/DG3/JP/1773   Reform of the Social Sector
Expected Result 3.2 - Streamline and strengthen processes of co-ordination of national plans for strategic reform in order to gradually align to the European standards in particular with respect to the modernisation, adequacy and viability of the social security and social protection systems.
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.4 – Ensuring Social Rights
Programme ☆ I.4.1  European Social Charter

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate (Service) Social Cohesion (Social Security)
CoE Contact ,   email
Last Modified 11/07/2011 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 32172) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To discuss the present and potential future reforms of the pension sector in the Beneficiary parties to the Programme. Also discuss whether additional reforms should be needed and if so in which direction they should go to match international standards on the subject matter. 
Output/Results Experts from the Beneficiary parties and from Western Europe, together with an expert from the ILO, presented the reforms adopted in each country together with CoE and ILO standards and potential problems were identified. 
Conclusions/Follow Up It is a complicate issue and it is not easy to determine whether States should adopt a Pay-as-you go system combined with a second and or third pillar systems. It depends on multiple factors but it seems clear that minimum guarantees should be foressen by national authorities irrespective that other systems can be put in placed.

No follow up foressen within the framework of the Programme. Work on the subject will anyhow need to be continued via different national and international mechanisms. 
Participants ALBANIA

Mr Genc DRAGONI
Director
Department of General Administration
Social Insurance Institute
Rruga e Durresit 84
Tirana

Mr Rexhep BALLMI
Director
Social Insurance Regional Directorate of Tirana
Rruga e Durresit 53
Tirana


BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Mr Kenan SPAHIĆ
Expert Adviser for System and Reform of Pension and Disability Insurance
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Vilsonovo Setaliste 10
71 000 Sarajevo

CROATIA

Ms Mirsada HUJDUR
Senior Adviser
Pension Insurance Directorate
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10 000 Zagreb

Ms Željka KUHAR
Expert Adviser
Pension Insurance Directorate
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10 000 Zagreb

Mr Goran CAREVIĆ
Senior Adviser in Section for European Integration
Croatian Pension Insurance Institute
A. Mihanovića 3
10 000 Zagreb

MONTENEGRO

Ms Darka DŽABASAN
Senior Adviser
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Pension and Invalidity Insurance Department
Rimski trg 46
20 000 Podgorica


Mr Darko SMOLOVIĆ
Senior Advisor
Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance
Department for Implementation of External Insurance
Bulevar Ivana Crnojevića 64
20 000 Podgorica


Ms Irena OBRADOVIĆ
Senior Adviser
Department for Implementation of External Insurance
Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance
Bulevar Ivana Crnojevića 64
20 000 Podgorica



SERBIA

Mr Zoran PANOVIĆ
Director
Institute for Social Insurance
Bulevar umetnosti 10
11 070 Belgrade

Ms Vesna PEJIĆ
Adviser
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Nemanjina 22-26
11 000 Belgrade

Mr Dragomir ŠTETIN
Consultant
Department for Pension and Invalidity Insurance
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Nemanjina 22-26
11 000 Belgrade

Mr Marko ŠKEMBAREVIĆ
Adviser
Department for International Social Security Conventions
Republic Fund of Pension and Disability Insurance
Dr Aleksandra Kostica 9
11 000 Belgrade


“THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA”

Mr Mentor JAKUPI
Vice Director
Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance-MAPAS
Vasil Glavinov bb
(Intex Business Centar 2)
1000 Skopje

Mr Boro VAROŠLIJA
Adviser to the General Director
Pension and Disability Insurance Fund
Vladimir Komarov bb
1000 Skopje

Mr Faruk AJRULAHU
Junior Expert
Department for Pension and Disability Insurance
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Dame Gruev 14
1000 Skopje

TURKEY

Mr Ahmet AÇIKGÖZ
Head of Strategy Development Presidency
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Ömer Faruk FURAT
Head of Department
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Cevdet CEYLAN
Head of Department
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Muzaffer ALAFTAR
Branch Manager
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Varol DUR
Social Security Expert
Department of European Union and Foreign Relations
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat - Ankara

Mr Ergün DENIZ
Junior Social Security Expert
EU and Foreign Relations Department
Social Security Institution
Ziyabey Caddesi 6
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Ümit KOCADAŞ
Assistant Expert
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Ms Yasemin ÜNDEMİR
Expert
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Bilgehan ANDİÇ
Expert
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Hikmet KÖSETÜRK
Expert in Non-Contributory Payments
Social Security Institution
Ziya Bey Cad. No.6 D Blok
06520 Balgat – Ankara

Mr Serdar SAYER
Assistant Expert
Social Security Institution
Ziyabey Caddesi 6
Balgat 06510 Ankara

Mr Mehmet Turgay EROL
Assistant Expert
Social Security Institution
Ziyabey Caddesi 6
Balgat 06510 Ankara

Mr Haluk ŞAHIN
Expert
General Directorate of External Relations and Services for Workers Abroad
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Inonu Boulevard 42
06 100 Emek - Ankara

Ms Ayşe GÜNAYDIN
Assistant Expert
General Directorate of External Relations and Services for Workers Abroad
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Inonu Bulvari 42
06 100 Emek-Ankara

Mr Muhammet KIRAN
Expert
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Inonu Boulevard 42
06 100 Emek-Ankara

Mr Ahmet Tunç DEMİRTAŞ
Expert
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Inonu Boulevard 42
06 100 Emek-Ankara


KOSOVO

Mr Sami SALIHU
Director
Department of Pensions and Administration
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Adrian Krasniqi No.3
10 000 Prishtina

Mr Isuf AJETI
Regional Director of Pensions
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare-– Gjilan Municipality
Isa Boletini 1
60 010 Gjilan


Mr Edmond MURATI
IT Manager
Department of Pensions
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Adrian Krasniqi No.3
10 000 Prishtina

 
Consultants/Experts Prof.Dr. Alpay HEKIMLER
Namik Kemal University
Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Degermenalti Yerleskesi Kat:4
59030 Tekirdag
Turkey


Ms Snježana BALOKOVIĆ
Head of the Department for Bilateral Co-operation in the Area of Social Security
Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10 000 Zagreb


Mr Miloš NIKAČ
Assistant Director
Institute for Social Insurance
11070 Belgrade
Bulevar umetnosti 10


Mr Derek COULTHARD
11 King Edward Road
Newcastle-on-Tyne NE6 5RE
United Kingdom

Mr Leendert van DRIEL
Director
Circle Pensions
Ribeslaan 6
7313 GV Apeldoorn
The Netherlands

Mr Kenichi HIROSE
Senior Social Security Specialist
ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for Central and Eastern Europe
14 Moszar utca
1066 Budapest
Hungary
 
CoE Secretariat Mr Sixto MOLINA
Co-ordinator of Co-operation and Technical Assistance Programmes
Central Division
Directorate General III - Social Cohesion
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Ms Régine EWALD
Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms
Directorate General III - Social Cohesion
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Ms Tatjana KOSTOVSKA
Programme Officer
Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms
Regional Programme Office
Marshal Tito 33/2
MK-1000 Skopje


LOCAL PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ms Cazibe YAPICI
Local Programme Officer for Turkey
Turan Günes Bulvarı
Tuna Canturk Sitesi 6/3
Oran /Ankara
 
Total No. Participants 45 
Last Modified

11/07/2011 




 
  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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