On 22 February 2016, Housing Europe launched the campaign Housing for All - Better EU policies for more and better homes, that serves as an invitation for cooperation at EU level with the overall aim to boost the supply of affordable homes for liveable communities. At a time when many European countries have to adapt their housing policies to the changing needs, Housing Europe calls EU institutions, EU Member States, local authorities and housing providers to work together bearing three key principles in mind:
- producing more flexible and evidence-based policies;
- protecting the increasing numbers of the vulnerable groups of the population
- making space for emerging alternatives, such as Community Land Trust, Shared Ownership etc.
The new campaign aims to initiate a participatory process that will link up practitioners with policy makers. The conclusions of the campaign will be announced at a joint conference with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in September 2016 in Geneva. However, Housing Europe has already highlighted three main measures that can change the course of the housing policies:
- More public, cooperative and social homes should be built
- Increase the quality of existing homes
- Make the cities more inclusive
Find out more at the relevant Housing Europe website.