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Social Housing & Rapid Digitalisation: Working Together (and Apart)

EBZ/EFL Summer School for Young & Early Career Professionals | 05–16 July 2021, Online

5 July 2021Save the date

Social & affordable housing providers around Europe are dealing with rapidly changing conditions. Specifically, in the COVID-19 crisis, the digitalisation of many of their organisational functions & services has sped up. Housing Europe as one of the co-organisers has planned this programme & hoped that our patterns of living will soon normalise, the year 2021 has many of us asking if higher levels of remote working and digital service provision are becoming the new normal.

This 2021 edition of the Summer School for Young and Early-Career Housing Professionals will be delivered through an interactive online platform in sessions designed to fit around other work or activities. It will bring our students into discussion with leading experts to learn about emerging practices in digitalising housing and community services to meet the needs of diverse communities, and to empower their residents to help each other. Students will work together to learn how organizational practices are changing around Europe, and to critically evaluate digital and smart home innovations by identifying the risks they pose – as well as the benefits they offer – for housing providers, tenants and communities. Our highly interactive programme will combine lectures and discussions with small team collaborations, enabling students to learn from their international peers and establish networks despite lockdowns. Teams will research, discuss and then present recommendations for challenges relating to digital inclusion, community capacity building, smart home technology, new income streams for social housing, and remote working. With EFL and EBZ Business School’s assistance, their findings and recommendations will be collated into an international report.

The participation fee is 500,00 € per person; if employed by a company that is a member of EFL European Federation for Living, a reduced fee of 350,00 € applies. The number of participants is limited to 40.

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  • Prof. Dr. Jan Üblacker
    Professor for Housing and Neighborhood Development EBZ Business School

  • Lünenschloß
    EBZ Business School

  • Joost Nieuwenhuijzen
    Managing Director European Federation for Living

  • Dr. Anita Blessing
    European Federation for Living