Co-organizers:

Elena Szolgayová

Elena Szolgayová, Director General, DG Housing Policy and Urban Development, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovakia

Elena Szolgayová, an architect and urban planner with long-standing research experience, has been advising state and municipal housing policy makers since the early 1990s. In 1999 she joined the state administration where she has been acting in several senior positions, recently at the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has been involved in numerous UNECE and EU activities and Working groups targeted at housing and urban development, and has contributed to numerous UNECE and research publications related to urban and housing issues. Since 2013 she acts as Chair of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and since 2015 as a member of the Preparatory Bureau for the Habitat III conference.