Is it possible to organize social housing in Central and Eastern Europe as one of the elements of one’s housing career?
In the Central and Eastern Europe region, social housing oftentimes makes up little of the overall housing stock and can be deemed by some as housing ‘gifted’ by the local government to the clients. With a deficit of social housing, ongoing processes of privatization, the possibility of inheriting, and lack of verification of the financial […]
Cooperation between Europe and Africa towards housing
How can we foster strong partnerships between Europe and Africa regarding housing? The aim should be to mitigate informality and foster innovation as well as sustainable growth. Where is the best place to start? What plans are in progress? Here’s what’s happened to date and where there are further opportunities to investigate. The five pillars […]
Challenges and opportunities of improving Cooperative Housing in Central and Eastern Europe
The housing cooperative model stands as an alternative to rental housing and homeownership. It consists of a housing market arrangement where housing is equally owned and jointly controlled by the members of the cooperative allowing for the provision of housing that is more affordable and less costly. This model presents very specific challenges and opportunities. […]
Central and Eastern Europe region – is it really that similar?
With shared history baggage and analogous problems faced nowadays, Central and Eastern Europe region countries are often perceived as very similar. The aim of this session would be to analyse this assumption in the context of housing. What is the role of central governments in tackling housing issues, are there national housing strategies and what […]
#Housing2030 – Time to Think & Do Differently
This discussion will aim to shine a light on the #Housing2030 initiative, presenting this new resource that allows policymakers to improve the results of affordable housing while tackling environmental, social and economic recovery. The session presents existing good practices and tested policies across the UNECE region, and discusses how they can support policymaking. Co-organized by […]
Diverse approaches and common challenges to housing in Western, Southern and Eastern Europe
One of the most common challenges in housing is the topic of affordability. Many international organizations have acknowledged the housing affordability question ranging from the OECD, the International Monetary Fund, and the joint research center from the European Commission. It is not only affecting low-income households. It’s also increasing to the point that it’s impacting […]
The role of public-private-people partnerships (P4) in promoting social & affordable housing opportunities.
The need for adequate housing solutions is immense. Especially as the world is facing a global housing deficit. Across the globe, an estimated two billion people are in dire need of affordable, decent, and disaster-resilient homes. The magnitude of the global housing crisis is a function of multiple factors. For example, the national housing […]
Applying market systems development approaches to housing: the journey so far
Most low-income people use available market options to put a roof over their heads. These transactions in local housing systems outstrip any philanthropic effort to improve shelter, and improving the system is a logical goal for any organization seeking to adequately house the 1.6 billion individuals who lack a decent home. This session is a […]
Access to housing in the face of a pandemic & the global impact of COVID-19
The quest for affordable and adequate housing for all in the middle of global pandemic disruptions and associated widespread prosperity losses has never been so important as it is now. The timing of the Europe Housing Forum is perfect. Building foundations for the future of affordable housing is a key theme that everyone around the […]