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The European Year is raising public awareness about demographic change and how older people contribute to our society. This report provides an answer to this European concern. It exemplifies how better responses to the needs of older people and community solidarity are applied in the field of housing. 19 examples chosen from among CECODHAS members are outlined in the report.
Although co-operative housing is widespread and has an impact on the quality of life of millions of people, this sector is still relatively little-known. This report has been published jointly by CECODHAS housing Europe and ICA Housing. It represents a first effort to present the history and the current realities of co-operative housing throughout Europe and around the world, and our contribution to 2012, the International year of Cooperatives.
In partnership with energy producers, citizens, professionals & local authorities and with appropriate funding & legislation social and cooperative housing can accelerate refurbishment rates to achieve optimal energy performance in 8 million homes between 2010 & 2020. Social and cooperative housing makes up 12% of the EU’s housing stock, if 4% of stock is refurbished annually, backed up with a sustained change in residents’ behaviour, this can help deliver 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2020. The Copenhagen Offer explains more in details what is the potential and the missing strategies to reach a refurbishment rate of a million dwellings annually, representing the creation of almost 350.000 jobs across Europe each year.
This Review provides an update of the 2007 report Housing Europe 2007- Review of social, co-operative and public housing in the 27 EU member states. While the previous review aimed at providing an overview of the main development in housing policies and housing markets affecting the social, cooperative and public housing sector, the current study focuses on social housing and aims at providing a clearer picture of the way social housing systems are structured across the EU, while identifying the main recent trends in the sector.
This publication intends to draw the lessons from the positive experience of the use of Structural Funds for housing-related projects as well as from the identified obstacles for a more efficient and broader scale use of those funds. It is therefore about making the case for a consolidation of this “affordable housing-friendly” approach as well as about putting more emphasis on housing as a necessary tool to face societal challenges in the EU: ageing, climate change, increasing segregation, difficulties to house the youth…
CECODHAS Exchange- The Place of Inhabitants: Residents' Participation in Create Sustainable Housing & Neighbourhoods
The aim of the report is to learn about how social housing providers are involving their tenants and residents in providing services, the role of residents and how to put them at the centre of our work.