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Launch State of Housing 2021

#StateOfHousing | 26th of March 2021 | 10:00 - 12:00

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'State of Housing in Europe’' is the flagship biennial publication of the Housing Europe Observatory and its 2021 edition will be officially launched on 26th March. You can expect a first analysis of the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on public, cooperative, social housing; more than 20 country profiles illustrating different housing realities and concrete policy recommendations on how to overcome substantial challenges to decent, sustainable, inclusive, affordable housing.

A high-level panel of experts from the European Parliament, European Commission and the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the EU will discuss the link between housing and health after the pandemic, the latest developments in national housing policies and what is in there for post-COVID Europe.

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Moderated by Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General of Housing Europe

10:00 – 10:10      

Opening by President of Housing Europe Bent Madsen

10:10 – 10:30      

Presentation of the main findings of the report 

Alice Pittini, Research Director of Housing Europe

10:30 - 10:45 

Q&A on conclusions of the report

10:45 – 11:45      

Round Table on State of Housing in Europe

Actions & next steps from Portuguese Presidency of the EU, the European Parliament & Commission

Pedro Nuno Santos

Portuguese Presidency of the EU & Minister for Infrastructure & Housing, Portugal

Kim van Sparrentak

MEP & Rapporteur on Own-Initiative Report  ‘Access to Decent and Affordable Housing for All’

Declan Costello

Deputy Director-General, European Commission DG for Economic and Financial Affairs

Lucie Davoine

Deputy Head of Unit DG Employment, European Commission

Alessandro Rancati

Design for Policy at the New European Bauhaus, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Bent Madsen

President of Housing Europe



Sorcha Edwards

Secretary General of Housing Europe


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