The Affordable Housing initiative and the New European Bauhaus: EU policy implications at national and local levels

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In connection to the Renovation Wave, the European Commission’s strategy to foster renovation and promote climate neutrality and economic growth, the New European Bauhaus and the Affordable Housing Initiative appear as drivers for recovery and boosters of sustainable and affordable housing in Europe.

This plenary gathers experts and members of the European Commission to discuss what are the effective implications of these initiatives at national and local levels in Europe, and what impacts can be expected for the supply of social housing in the COVID-19 aftermath.

Moderator: Michaela Kauer – Director Brussels Liaison Office at City of Vienna

Speakers:

  • Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy Officer – Social Economy, Directorate-General for Interal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Alessandro Rancati – Member of the New Bauhaus Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre
  • Laura Colini – Co-founder of Tesserae, Expert at URBACT
  • Gerhard Koch – Head of Public Affairs, Wienerberger Building Solutions / Wienerberger AG