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Housing Europe Annual General Assembly & International Conference

6-8 June in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, 7 June 2018Save the date

The Housing Europe agenda will unfold over three days in Tallinn and will be full as you may see below:

Wednesday, 6 June
The second meeting of our Ad-Hoc Working Group in support to countries with housing systems in Transition is going to take place from 10:30 to 13:30 at the Maarjamäe Palace halls. The aim is to follow up the meeting in Prague and come up with a concrete strategy for the future, including events, deliverables, potential additions and communication coordination. After lunch, two study visits will offer participants to draw inspiration from two innovative projects that have been developed in Tallinn. The visits will conclude with a brief seminar around the two topics of focus in the respective projects- these will be defined very soon. 

The members of the Housing and Land Management Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will also attend the meetings offering multiple opportunities for exchange between housing professionals from the wider UNECE region

On the same day, Cooperative Housing International (CHI) will be holding its annual meeting on the same premises. In the evening, the Tallinn City Government will organize a welcome and networking reception with drinks and snacks for all participants of a truly global housing meetup in the Tallinn Town Hall.

Thursday, 7 June
The annual international conference of Housing Europe is going to take place at the newly opened Tallinn Film Museum. Under the theme 'Livability and Affordability in Digitized Cities', Housing Europe members will have the chance to reflect upon a number of absolutely timely challenges related to the way they operate, interacting with a rapidly changing urban environment. In a country that serves as a role model for e-governance the annual agenda-setting event around affordable housing in Europe will bring together more than 150 representatives of housing associations across Europe, policymakers and the civil society in an exchange that generates evidence-based policy suggestions.

The effects of the digital age become more and more visible in the cities we live in and will play a shaping role in their future. The question of data, smart city ideas or evolving collaborative governance models are just some aspects of this bigger trend unfolding. Within this context, housing is where everything starts...

Although the agenda will be available soon, we are happy to already announce the keynote speaker for 2018. Adam Greenfield, world-renowned American Writer and Urbanist with both experience in the tech world (he was Nokia’s head of user interface design) and in academia (a senior fellow in the LSE’s urban studies centre, LSE Cities), Adam Greenfield is well placed to analyse the political ramifications of today’s cutting-edge technologies. More information about our keynote speaker

Make sure you don't miss our dinner in the evening so that we can all raise our glasses to the next 30 years to come...

Friday, 8 June
The final day of our itinerary in the Estonian capital includes the annual General Assembly of Housing Europe. Join our members and partners for updates on all our activities throughout the year and co-produce with us the year ahead. The GA will be held, 9:45-12:45 in the Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference &  Spa Hotel Tallinn. 

Just before you head to the airport, we invite you to a visit to the showroom 'E-stonia', an executive briefing centre aiming to inspire global policy makers, political leaders, corporate executives, investors and international media by offering a full overview of the Estonian state's success story of e-solutions. We have already booked a guided visit from 14.00 to 15.00 local time.