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WP7 – Policy Recommendations


The goal is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the insights from all the project’s work research streams, to offer
a coherent framework to connect quantitative results with actionable policy options as well as to provide a hands-on
reform action plan backed by solid empirical evidence for policy makers.

  • Bridging the gap between research, modelling results and policy by providing actionable policy recommendations,
    which can be sufficiently generalized and scaled at EU level and beyond
  • Filling the gap between quantitative results and the delivery of effective policy solutions
  • Connecting the three Policy Pillars’ interfaces of the thematic framework and analysing their trade-offs and
    interdependencies in policy making (new and existing).

Task 7.1: Actionable policy recommendations: from modelling to action (BRUE, M19-M44). In this task, we aim to
derive the policy implications of the modelling applied in WP2-WP6. This task will combine the insights from all the
work packages of the project described into a coherent framework. It will link the descriptive and analytical results
regarding the impacts of ageing societies on productivity, society, employment, investment, growth, healthcare and
pension systems, access to public services, etc. Following our “Policy Feedback Loop Approach” – as explained in
Figure 11 – our recommendations will also take into account the valuable insight gathered during the Policy Dialogues
(WP8) that will be organized in years 2 to 4 of the BB-Future implementation period.
The output of this task are three Policy Papers – one per each model:

  • In a first policy paper, BRUE (with UC3M, Dauphine and MEA) will capitalize on the findings of WP3-4, especially
    an optimal mix of formal and informal care that permits an increase of female labour supply in high-productivity jobs.
  • In a second policy paper, BRUE (with MEA) will provide policy guidelines to develop coherent social insurance
    models, with a specific focus on the effects of increased female labour force participation and reduced part-time jobs
    (WP5). We will make concrete recommendations for improving LTC insurance.
  • In a third paper, BRUE (with MEA) will assess the growth effects and its inclusiveness, especially social welfare and
    the intra- and intergenerational distribution (WP6).

Task 7.2: Consolidation of policy recommendations in a coherent policy framework (BRUE, M42-M48). This task
will bring together policy recommendations from the perspectives of all modelling work packages (WP3-6), all project
participants, and the Policy Dialogues in order to address interactions, synergies, trade-offs and interdependencies
between the various models and aggregation levels. This task will result in a final “take-away” booklet summarizing
and illustrating the previous technical reports with concrete examples. It will be written for a wide generalist audience,
with clear policy recommendations in a format that is easily digestible and disseminated.
Role of participants: BRUE will lead WP7 but all participants will contribute to the policy recommendations. MPG will
coordinate the interactions between policy scenarios, models and policy recommendations.

  • D7.1: Policy Report Pillar 1
  • D7.2: Policy Report Pillar 2
  • D7.3: Policy Report Pillar 3
  • D7.4: Policy actions