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Structural Funds & Housing in 2014-2020

A Housing Europe guide

Brussels, 12 October 2015 | Published in Economy
Design: Razvan Suciu
Design: Razvan Suciu

It is not always easy to follow the Implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds for Housing Projects in the European Union. This guide provides you with an overview of all housing related funding opportunities. Check out all Operational Programmes adopted as well as the priorities of each region in our country profiles. Finally, find the right contact persons to launch your project as soon as possible!

Housing Europe Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards introduces the guide:

For a long time now, Housing Europe has been working together with its members to ensure that housing can receive funding from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) under the current programming period. Thanks to this hard work, housing was indeed included by the European Commission among the investment priorities, and most of the adopted Operational Programmes (hereinafter OPs) include the possibility of supporting different aspects related to housing. This is notably the case of the priorities related to energy efficiency and the use of renewables, as well as social inclusion.

The aim of this publication is to provide housing practitioners and policy makers with up-to date information and figures on the funding allocated to housing in each country. The publication includes and detailed country profiles as well as good examples, and provides the reader with a broader view of on how housing will be supported between 2014 and 2020.

To produce this report, we gathered information not only from the European Commission but also from Ministries, Managing Authorities and Regional Agencies of 22 Member States.

We trust this paper will provide practical support to those wishing to get a better understanding about the state of play of housing in the framework of European Structural and Investment Funds, and help them being familiar with the priorities of different Member States, thus preparing more effective project applications.