18-20 November 2015
Radialsystem V, Berlin, Germany
Halfway through the decade, Europe continues to deal with unforgiving economic situation that has pushed many of its citizens to take drastic measures. Unemployment has led to increased emigration, higher living costs have forced young adults to live with their parents, and others have either had to move to cities or stay where they are and hope the economy turns around.
The crucial issue is whether Europeans can afford to still live in Europe. The 3rd Europe Housing Forum in Berlin, November 18-20, 2015, will seek to stimulate both discussion and serve as a launching point for practical recommendations to help demonstrate how housing can play a crucial role in successfully improving social and economic conditions across Europe.
The EU has set a 2020 strategic goal of elevating 20 million out of poverty. Housing is recognized as an effective tool to achieve the EU’s target. It can boost economic development, reduce crippling energy costs, and address environmental issues that continue to put a drag on Europe’s economy. Housing is also part of solving social issues. Next to transport, housing is widely seen as the sector with the greatest potential for making positive change happen.
The 3rd Europe Housing Forum will look at how change can happen by taking an integrated approach—government policy, private sector investment and social inclusion—to successfully develop future communities. This will be an opportunity to firmly set goals, inspire new solutions, and deliver practical recommendations that will provide citizens with decent, safe places to live and work.
The 3rd Europe Housing Forum is organized by Habitat for Humanity – Europe, Middle East and Africa.
UN Habitat, UNECE, UNDP, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The Europe Housing Forum is intended for policy makers, urban planners, private sector players, utilities, donor agencies, international organizations, and NGOs.
The Congress language is English.