Edited and produced by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, 'Exchange' is published twice a year in English, French & German. The magazine presents best practices from the public, cooperative and social housing sector, and it is circulated widely within CECODHAS HOUSING EUROPE member countries, and sent to Members of the European Parliament.
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.
On the eve of the Housing Ministers meeting in November 2008, the European Commission published a proposal for a recovery plan which for the first time identified construction - including housing - as a key sector to support economic growth and offer a way out of the crisis. Together with the approval of the climate package setting an ambitious roadmap towards a low-carbon economy, these proposals have radically changed the position of the construction sector on the EU policy map.
Housing exclusion has been increasingly on the public debate in most European countries over the last decade. Worsening affordability, rising homelessness in many parts of Europe, the surge of shanty towns in some cities and the emergence of new forms of vulnerability are quoted as rising trends across Europe.
This edition of Exchange focuses on the work of social enterprises in the housing sector, and explores features common to all CECODHAS memebrs which allows to define the common added value they bring to the society.
In partnership with the CECODHAS Observatory, the CECODHAS sub-group on integration of immigrants presents this edition of the EXCHANGE as a tool to help member organizations understand this rapidly changing reality and reflect on the best approaches and tools to better fulfill their potential to foster integration and social inclusion.