Housing Europe has been invited as an expert contributor to the high-level task force with the code name "HLTF SI" that will publish recommendations by the end of the year to promote the financing of social infrastructure (health, education, social housing…).
With the European Long-Term Investors Association as the main promotor and support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission the High-Level Task Force (HLTF) for Social Infrastructure Investment while Maximising Public Value chaired by the former President of the European Commission and Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi had its kick-off meeting on 13 February. This HLTF exercise is designed to analyze the specificities and the requirements to boost investments in social infrastructure from a broad perspective, while taking also into consideration the implications of the Investment Plan for Europe.
Housing Europe has been invited as an expert to contribute to the first Working Group that was established within the Task Force, focusing on Current and future social infrastructure investment needs in Europe. The Position Paper that will be generated on investment patterns will be using and citing ‘The state of housing in the EU 2015’ report of the Housing Europe Observatory, while an additional aim would be to develop 3 scenarios for affordable housing, blending a financial services perspective with the social perspective that Housing Europe provides.
We will be keeping you posted about the activities of the Task Force and the Housing Europe contributions within it.