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Housing Europe Yearbook 2015

Brussels, 15 February 2016 | Published in Energy, Urban, Economy, Social, Research
Design: Diane Morel
Design: Diane Morel

2015 has been a year full of changes and challenges. It’s clear that there are high demands on the housing sector within this new reality. However, Housing Europe is effectively making a common, strong voice heard at European level. Check out the year's highlights in our Yearbook!

Housing Europe Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards introduces this report of activities:

"Our 2015 yearbook reports on Housing Europe performance in terms of influence, insider status and getting the message out there.

This year, Housing Europe’s direct lobbying on policies has resulted in amendments being introduced to European Parliament reports on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Services of General Economic Interest, EU Urban Agenda, Economic Governance - European semester, Cohesion policy and Marginalized communities, Investment for jobs and growth, European Fund for Strategic Investment, and the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy.

Through stakeholder groups, studies and workshops, our Input on policy has been requested by the European Commission DGs for Regional Policy, Energy & the Digital Economy & Society, The European Foundation for living and Working Conditions and the European Parliament’s Justice and Home Affairs Committee.

Meanwhile the outputs of Housing Europe’s research work have been used by the IMF in their Multi-Country Report ‘Housing Recoveries: Cluster Report on Denmark, Ireland, Kingdom of the Netherlands—the Netherlands, and Spain”, The UNECE report “Social Housing in the UNECE region”, Habitat for Humanity for its “Housing Review”, The Council of Europe Development Bank for its report “Financing Social and Affordable Housing in Europe: the CEB's Approach” and FEANTSA in “An Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2015”.

Via our website, newsletter and social media accounts, the team is also working to keep you informed on news and views from members, our activities at EU level, funding opportunities – crucial at a time when the list of countries using European Investment Bank and Council of Europe Development Bank Funding for housing is growing. If you are not making use of our site that means yours are not counted among the over 38.000 unique visits and 122.500 page views recorded throughout the year.

Enjoy the read and stay informed!"