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4th meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group in support of countries with housing systems in transition

Which housing system to choose & how to finance?

Tallinn, 16 April 2019Save the date

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn Toompuiestee 27/ Paldiski mnt 4, Room: Panso (II floor)

9:00 Welcome coffee

9:30-10:00 Welcome note by Chair and Vice-Chair

Welcome words by the Host & Supporting organisation

10:00-11:30 Which housing system to choose & how to finance? Involvement of private sector in the provision of affordable housing

Scope: Different models which target population in need and their added value

  • Social rental agencies combined with Limited Equity Scheme in Eastern Europe, Eszter Somogyi, Metropolitan Research Institute
  • The cooperative housing provider and saving institution, Franz-Bernd Große-Wilde, Spar- und Bauverein Dortmund
  • Progress made for inclusive housing policies in Eastern Europe - experience in the Czech Republic, Dr. Marek Mikulec, Methodologist of social housing of the City of Ostrava

11:30-11:45 Refreshments

11:45-12:45 Financing social housing projects

Scope: Going into the details of business models and success factors of existing financing schemes

  • Recent projects supported by CEB and co-financing opportunities, Diana BERTJE, Country Manager Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Samir KULENOVIC, Technical Advisor for Housing and Urban Development
  • Financing schemes in Estonia for apartement building renovations and new buildings, Regina Michaelis, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • First EU Project development assistance (ELENA) to a social housing project in Denmark, ELENA team, Andreas Piontek, EIB

12:45-13:15 Social inclusion measures of housing providers

Scope: Affordable housing is going beyond bricks and mortar, working towards sustainable neighbourhoods.

  • Linking housing with education, health and long-term care in order to reduce welfare expenditure, José María Escolástico, Bilbao Housing
  • Addressing complex needs of vulnerable groups, Karin LEPP, Country Manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia and Estonia and Luigi CUNA, Senior Evaluator, CEB
  • How to implement Housing First projects in Eastern Europe, Sergej Kara, VAGUS, Slovakia

Questions & Answers


14:00-16:00 A 'match-making' session between participants and CEB/EIB project experts

Scope: Knowing well in advance which factors could lead to a successful project proposal is key. The session is creating a space between potential beneficiaries and experts of International Financial institutions to discuss project ideas.

Project ideas to be collected by Housing Europe in advance.

16:00-16:30 Conclusions and next steps