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Harnessing innovation for inclusive and green renewal of social, affordable housing neighbourhoods in Europe

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This panel brings together experts and policymakers with the aim to compare the state-of-the-art of innovative and sustainable renovation of social/affordable housing to the reality on the ground in Europe.

The group will discuss how to bring the two closer together, closing the existing gap between ground-breaking innovation and current practices, and how to engage the European Union and the Member States in playing a relevant role in this scenario.

Moderator: Julien Dijol – Policy Coordinator at Housing Europe, Belgium


  1. João Gonçalves – Innovation and Project Manager, Housing Europe 
  2. Ines Fabregas Rivelora – Project Manager for European Projects, Public Housing Agency of Catalunya
  3. Karel Vanderpoorten – Policy Officer – Social Economy, European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Interested in learning more? Watch other sessions here.