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HOUSING EUROPE is administered by a board of directors, known as the Board, comprising of the President and eight members. Neither the President nor the Board members represent their own country or their organisation. The length of its members’ mandate is three years; it is renewable. A third of the Board members is renewed every year.

HOUSING EUROPE is organised in five (5) thematic committees open to all member organisations. The President is elected by the General Assembly on merit for three years to represent all the members, this mandate is not renewable. 

Board of Directors

Bent Madsen - President

Dr. Christian Lieberknecht - Vice-President 

Daniel Biard - Vice-President  (currently replaced by Pierre-François Gouiffès)

Andres Jaadla
Chairman of EKYL, The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations

Marco Corradi
President of ACER Reggio Emilia

Maria Montes Miguel
President of the Spanish Social Housing Association (AVS)

Marten Lilja
Vice-Chairman of Rijkbyggen

Gert Eyckmans
Director of VVH, Vereniging van Vlaamse Huisvestingsmaatschappijen
Flanders region, Belgium

Martin van Rijn
the Netherlands


Working Committees

Chair: Robin van Leijen (Aedes, the Netherlands)

Vice-Chair: Dr. Ingrid Vogler (GdW, Germany)

Chair: Donal Mc Manus (Irish Council for Social Housing – Ireland)

Vice-Chair: Hakan Larsson (Public Housing Sweden)

Chair: Rikke Lønne (BL, Denmark)

Vice-Chair: open position

Chair: Dr. Özgür Öner (GdW, Germany)

Vice-Chair: Ara Nazinyan (ASBA, Armenia)

Chair: Laurent Ghekiere (USH, France)

Vice-Chair: Christian Krainer (GBV, Austria)