ETK • Finland


Insured risk(s)/benefits

Old-age pensions, survivors’ pensions, disability pensions and rehabilitation benefits

European Affairs : -

 Kirjurinkatu 3 (Itä-Pasila), Helsinki
 +358 10 7511
 +358 9 148 1172

European Social and Health Policy focus

  1. Monitoring pension policy initiatives in the EU
  2. Open method of coordination in the field of social protection
  3. European Semester and Europe2020 strategy
  4. The coordination of social security schemes and relevant ECJ rulings
  5. Reforms and development of pension and disability schemes in EU Member States

Aim, structure and tasks of the organization

    As a statutory co-operation body, the Finnish Centre for Pensions operates in support of a sustainable, reliable, fair and efficiently organized pension provision. We produce official statistics on pensions, maintain registers and provide services common to the decentralized earnings-related pension scheme. Clients utilizing our expertise include pension providers in the private and public sectors, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), the authorities, decision-makers, researchers, educational institutions, the media, as well as the insured and policyholders. We are also an international liaison body: we forward pension applications filed in Finland to pension providers abroad and respond to various pension queries. As a research institution accredited by the EU, our research is valued and used in the assessment and development of the earnings-related pension scheme in Finland. Our objectives, administration and funding are defined by the Act on the Finnish Centre for Pensions, a Council of State regulation on our operations and the working order approved by our Board.

Membership Info

If you are a national organisation responsible for statutory social insurance and would like information on becoming an ESIP member, please contact the Director.


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