Wider partnerships and the first Social Housing Week
History Series #8
Europe’s first Social Housing Week, held by CECODHAS in Brussels from 10 to 14 October 2005 was a landmark for the sector. The conference was attended by 400 delegates from 22 countries, among them 5 EU ministers and ministerial delegations from Hungary, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Brussels had turned clearly to the political capital of Europe and CECODHAS could not be missing. Following the decision for establishing a permanent representation in Brussels, the time for the first full-time staff member to trigger the organization’s presence.