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The 2019 State of Housing in the EU

Launch of the Housing Europe Observatory flagship report

Brussels, 1 October 2019Save the date

Practical Info: Tuesday, October 1st, 18:30 at L42 Business Center & Workspaces - Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels

The Housing Europe Observatory, the research branch of Housing Europe celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and there is no better way to do that than by presenting the latest edition of its flagship report. ‘The State of Housing in the EU’ has become over the last years the biennial compass of Europe’s housing sector.

The 2017 edition had made the case that Europe’s housing challenge is far from over, providing a detailed update of the latest policy development, key facts and figures as well as the housing profiles of all EU Member States.

Now, it’s time to see what has changed over the course of these two years. Apart from its unique offering of housing data, this year’s edition will focus also on a number of overarching themes, including for instance the importance of local partnerships for the provision of social housing.

The report will be launched on October 1st over an event that will bring together researchers, practitioners, MEPs and other decision makers who will react to the report findings.


18:30-18:45 | Registration

18:45-19:00 | Opening by Cédric Van Styvendael, President of Housing Europe

19:00-19:30 | Presentation of the report highlights by Alice Pittini, Housing Europe Research Director

19:30 – 20:15 | Round Table discussion with

  • MEPs Agnes Jongerius and Elisabetta Gualmini
  • Dr Julie Lawson, AHURI-Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University
  • Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Director for Social Affairs, European Commission
  • Patricia Couti, EUROCITIES Policy Officer on Housing, Homelessness and Urban Ageing

Moderated by Laurent Ghekiere, Chair of the Housing Europe Observatory

20:15 | Networking cocktail