Financial Education in an Ageing Society

Keynote and workshop

With populations growing older, the state pension systems can no longer provide every citizen with enough income to live on. The lack in financial education increases the problem as too many people do not understand the necessity to set up private provisions well ahead of retirement. What are possible education measures that can be taken to ensure peoples’ livelihood at an older age?

The keynote by Thomas Retzmann will focus on the question whether financial provisions for old age are to be considered a challenge or an excessive demand of financial education for young adults.



  • Thomas Retzmann, Chair of Economics and Economic Education, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen.
  • Martin Taborsky, Head of Financial Education Unit of Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  • Carlos Trias Pintó, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee