Social and affordable housing

22nd September – 10.00 – 12.00 Despite the consistent inequalities in access to housing across […]
Speakers

22/09/2020

22nd September – 10.00 – 12.00

Despite the consistent inequalities in access to housing across the EU and the striking consequences that all kind of housing-pathologies have in everyday lives of its citizens, the EU has no direct competence to legislate in housing matters. However, there are areas in which the EU can legislate such as state aid law, fiscal law, consumers and competition law which have a direct impact into housing. Other areas with impact into housing are energy, employment, social exclusion and migration policies.

This seminar is co-organised by FEPS, Brivibas, Fundacion Pablo Iglesias, Masarykova Demokraticka Akademie and FES baltic.


Experts and policy-makers will discuss the forthcoming publication Social and affordable housing, by Sergio Nasarre, Milan Ftacnik, Nuria Lambea Llop and Liga Rasnaca to work towards concrete policy recommendations to improve access to affordable and social housing in the EU.

The first part of the seminar is dedicated to the presentation of the research’s progress. During the second panel, participants will discuss a preliminary set of progressive actionable points to be considered, from a Regional to a European level, to enhance access to a decent, inclusive and sustainable place to live.

Check the programme

The experts webinar is “by invitation only”. Please contact Euléane Omez, Euleane.omez@feps-europe.eu if you would like to register.

Name of confirmed speakers:

László Andor, FEPS Secretary General

Santina Bertulessi, Deputy head of cabinet and political adviser of Commissioner Schmit

Estrella Durá Ferrandis, MEP S&D Group, European Parliament

Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe

Milan Ftacnik, Chairman of the Smart Solutions and Innovation Council, Former mayor of Bratislava and Professor at the Department of Applied Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava

Michaela Kauer, Head of Brussels Office of the City of Vienna and co-coordinator of EUUA Housing Partnership

Nuria Lambea Llop, Postdoctoral researcher at the UNESCO Housing Chair of the University Rovira i Virgili

Sergio NasarreAznar, Full Professor of Civil Law and Director of the UNESCO Housing Chair at the University Rovira i Virgili

Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA

Kim Van Sparrentak, MEP Greens/EFA Group, European Parliament

 

Find all related publications
Publications
04/07/2022

Partnerships and European strategic autonomy: How to turn them into a win-win approach

To become more strategic and autonomous, the European Union has to better use its global […]
28/06/2022

Sustainable Digital Market Design: A data-based approach to the circular economy

Markets must be designed properly to serve the common good. This is particularly evident in […]
20/06/2022

Talking Green in Europe

Lessons on re-framing the public debate on the climate crisis
13/06/2022

Just Transition & Revitalisation – A New EU Strategy for Rural Areas

How can EU actions support the revitalisation of rural areas? How can EU institutions put […]
Find all related news
News
21/06/2022

Ahead of this week’s European Council, progressive MEPs and MPs urge EU leaders to take resolute actions toward the Western Balkans

On 17 and 18 June, the ‘Friends of the Western Balkans’, the newly established network […]
17/06/2022

First meeting of the Friends of the Western Balkans

How do we get out of the dead end in the enlargement process?
10/06/2022

FEPS launches a new website!

After months of work, FEPS’s new website is now online!  This new website offers a […]
09/06/2022

FEPS holds the 2022 General Assembly

This week, FEPS held the 2022 General Assembly (GA), the yearly meeting gathering all members […]
Find all related in the media
In the media

Leaders Must Choose a Just Energy Transition and a Social Europe

by Euractiv 30/05/2022

The circular economy and green jobs

by ENCOMPASS 25/05/2022

Da Prodi a Rodrigues, domani al via la ’Terza conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa’

by La Nazione 25/05/2022

Visioni e strategie per disegnare il futuro europeo 

by La Nazione 23/05/2022