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Summer School for Young Professionals

New Challenges for Affordable Housing in Europe

Bochum, 16 July 2018Save the date

Following last year’s success with 30 participants from nine European countries, young housing professionals from all over Europe are invited to Germany for the second edition of a unique summer school for young professionals in the public, cooperative and social housing sector. Five exciting and instructional days are awaiting you in Bochum, located in the very heart of Europe.

The housing sector in Europe is changing. In urban hot spots, housing that is affordable for all groups of society is becoming scarce, with high demand driving up rental prices and the rise of construction costs, making the financing of social housing even more difficult than before. In disadvantaged neighbourhoods, inhabitants need to be motivated to stabilise the neighbourhood and prevent a downward spiral. New technologies offer opportunities, but housing providers are still hesitant to digitise their business. Disruptive changes are ahead, and it is high time to think about developments in the core business and the potentials innovations offer for value creation.

Discuss new challenges with academic experts and experienced practitioners, develop ideas and concepts in interactive workshops, and see real examples in field visits. Meet fellow young housing professionals from other European countries, be part of a European exchange of best practices and innovative approaches and build up your personal European network.

Learn from each other, share your ideas, be part of Europe!