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13 Jun 19 |

Making Europe’s cities affordable

What can be done?

Making Europe’s cities affordable

What’s happening to housing in our cities? Why has it become so hard to access affordable quality housing in conurbations of all sizes? And what can we do about it?

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27 May 19 |

Improving access to renewable energy for social tenants with EIB ELENA

The ASTER Project

Improving access to renewable energy for social tenants with EIB ELENA

What is ASTER? ASTER is a special purpose company which will manage and finance investment programmes which tackle energy poverty. Social tenants will be enabled to reduce energy use and to access the benefits renewable energy. It’s a cross sector initiative led by the social housing sector. One of the main motivators of ASTER is that financing is sustainable i.e. does not count on the public budget. It therefore avoids political discussions, particularly relevant in Belgium, about who should pay for the energy transition.

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21 May 19 |

"Access to affordable housing is an enabling factor for social cohesion"

The CEB take on housing affordability

"Access to affordable housing is an enabling factor for social cohesion"

Housing affordability is currently one of the most complex policy challenges our societies in Europe are faced with. As part of our work to identify solutions to this challenge, and in light of the launch of the 'State of Housing in Europe' 2019 report next autumn, we present a series of interviews with institutions and international stakeholders that have been looking at affordable housing, publishing influential reports and generating valuable data.

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