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31 Mar 22 |

During the European Year of Youth and at any other time, young peoples’ achievements start at home

Housing Europe's take on the varying housing realities for young people

 During the European Year of Youth and at any other time, young peoples’ achievements start at home

“But if we are to shape our Union in their mould, young people must be able to shape Europe's future. Our Union needs a soul and a vision they can connect to. Or as Jacques Delors asked: How can we ever build Europe if young people do not see it as a collective project and a vision of their own future?” This is how European Commission’s President, Ursula von der Leyen officially announced that 2022 will be the European Year of Youth during her annual most important speech about the State of the EU. Already a quarter of the way into this special year, we see the EU’s ambition to make young peoples’ lives greener, more inclusive, and more connected. However, where is housing in this picture?

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8 Dec 21 |

Scaling up energy efficiency renovations of multi-apartment buildings to alleviate energy poverty in Eastern Europe

The social housing sector plays an important role in the green transition by offering solutions to optimize the residents' behaviour

Scaling up energy efficiency renovations of multi-apartment buildings to alleviate energy poverty in Eastern Europe

Housing Europe’s Policy Director, Julien Dijol took part in the Europe Housing Forum side event REELIH Regional Conference II organised by Habitat for Humanity International on the 17th of November during the event on ‘Community mobilization: practices in the social housing sector’. His presentation focused on two aspects: a new way of tackling energy poverty that could be scaled up in the Eastern European regions as well as the relevant example of the Horizon 2020 POWERPOOR project which aims at raising awareness on what energy poverty means and what can be done to alleviate it.

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26 Jul 21 |

Flanders - another region in Europe where social housing providers offer a lot more than a roof

First real study visit in 2021

Flanders - another region in Europe where social housing providers offer a lot more than a roof

As COVID vaccination in Belgium is advancing and restricting measures are easing down, the Housing Europe Secretariat together with colleagues from our German member, GdW and partner, Eurhonet headed to a study visit in Antwerp in the Flemish region of Belgium.

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