Housing Europe will have a strong presence at the next regional meeting of Habitat III that is taking place this week in Prague.
Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting “European Habitat” will involve a wide range of participants, that will debate regional priorities for the New Urban Agenda, and policy recommendations in the form of a final regional participants' declaration.
“European Habitat” will gather recommendations reflecting the consensus reached at the regional level on sustainable housing and other topics from the spectrum of a proposed New Urban Agenda.
In the process towards a New Urban Agenda, Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting “European Habitat” will discuss how to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all, with due attention to reducing the impact of the housing sector on the environment. Final declaration from "European Habitat” will be considered official inputs to the Habitat III process.
Housing Europe voice will be heard
Wednesday 16th March 2016
Opening session “Forum Hall”
Housing Europe President, Marc Calon to give a statement at the plenary session.
14:00 – 15:00
Meeting of the advisory board on the Prague Declaration
Housing Europe Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards will take part.
Thursday 17th March 2016
Side Event "Affordable social and private rental housing-a necessity for Europe and beyond"
Jointly Organized by the International Union of Tenants (IUT) & Housing Europe
Housing Europe Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards will hold a presentation
Plenary and High-Level Discussions III
Panel discussion on "Urban Housing and Public services"
Housing Europe President, Marc Calon will give some inputs
12:30 – 14:00
Side event "Energy efficient and affordable housing for low-income population"
Organised by the Albanian Housing Agency, a member of Housing Europe
Housing Europe Board Member Marco Corradi and Chair of Social Affairs Committee, Joao Carvalhosa will be speaking.
17:30 – 19:00
Side Event "Addressing housing affordability issues in the UNECE Region in the context of economic, financial and migration crises: challenges and good practices"
Organised by UNECE, UN Habitat & UNHCR
Housing Europe Deputy Secretary General and Policy Coordinator, Julien Dijol will be speaking.
Friday, March 18, 2016
09:00 – 10:30
Meeting of the Advisory Board on the Prague Declaration
Housing Europe Deputy Secretary General, Julien Dijol to take part.