Following up the initial exchange in November 2017 in Prague, the Housing Europe Ad Hoc Working Group meets again in Tallinn under the auspices of Housing Europe Estonian Member, EKYL.
The aim of the meeting of June 6th is double. Firstly, we will focus on how to tackle challenges to access EU funding with a focus on rehabilitation strategies with the help of Representatives from the EIB and CEB. Secondly, we will discuss crucial elements of building an evidence-based housing policy together with representatives from the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the University of Bristol, GdW (Germany) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
After lunch, three study visits will offer participants a chance to draw inspiration from innovative projects that have been developed in Tallinn. The visits will conclude with a brief seminar around the three topics of focus in the respective projects- these will be defined very soon.
The members of the Housing and Land Management Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will also attend the meetings offering multiple opportunities for exchange between housing professionals from the wider UNECE region.
On the same day, Cooperative Housing International (CHI) will be holding its annual meeting on the same premises. In the evening, the Tallinn City Government will organize a welcome and networking reception with drinks and snacks for all participants of a truly global housing meetup in the Tallinn Town Hall.