“Empowering the team, addressing employees changing needs”
Meet final five finalists of the European Responsible Housing Awards 2019
Leading up to the 3rd European Responsible Housing Award ceremony taking place in Lyon on June 6th as part of the International Social Housing Festival, we will be showcasing all 25 finalists with their shortlisted projects.
“Empowering the team, addressing employees changing needs” means fair labour practices in a healthy, safe and positive work environment that actively promote equality and diversity - an essential starting point for the personal and professional development of employees. Check out our finalists below...
"Access to affordable and adequate housing is perhaps the social problem of our generation"
An interview with Dr. Steffen Wetzstein on housing affordability
Housing affordability is currently one of the most complex policy challenges our societies in Europe are faced with. As part of our work to identify solutions to this challenge, and in light of the launch of the 'State of Housing in Europe' 2019 report next autumn, we present a series of interviews with institutions and international stakeholders that have been looking at affordable housing, publishing influential reports and generating valuable data.
Improving access to renewable energy for social tenants with EIB ELENA
The ASTER Project
What is ASTER? ASTER is a special purpose company which will manage and finance investment programmes which tackle energy poverty. Social tenants will be enabled to reduce energy use and to access the benefits renewable energy. It’s a cross sector initiative led by the social housing sector. One of the main motivators of ASTER is that financing is sustainable i.e. does not count on the public budget. It therefore avoids political discussions, particularly relevant in Belgium, about who should pay for the energy transition.