Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Co-creating in Austria and Catalonia

The EU project HOUSEFUL has completed its first set of workshops with housing sector experts from Austria and the Barcelona area. The goal? To identify, discuss and demonstrate a number of ideas for the uptake of circular buildings.   What does it...

Housing: an essential piece of the ‘Next Generation EU’ puzzle

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us more than...

Housing Europe calls governments to put social housing back at the centre

Housing Europe has its own voice at the Habitat III, the global conference shaping the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, which takes place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. On the first day of the event, Housing Europe...

Going sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbs

Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in...

PROBIS project invites buyers to join its Sustainable Construction Interest Group

Public procurers and others interested in the sustainable construction sector are invited to join the Sustainable Construction Interest Group, to discuss and learn more about recent developments in the sector. The PROBIS...

Retrofit of 1970´s social housing estate: ¨Saving a Monster¨ video launch

Saving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social Housing   In Genoa, Italy, there are tenants who only pay as little as €50 in rent for a small apartment in a social housing estate, but this is only part of the story.   They...

Smart Energy Building Strategy of the Basque Region awarded with best Poster presentation at CLIMA 2016

CLIMA 2016 awards a poster presentation about the Smart Energy Building Strategy of the Basque Region   The study presents a review of the Housing Policy and strategies implemented in the Northern Spanish region during...

Getting ready for a nearly Zero Energy future; PROF/TRAC project

Training, skills and qualification for building professionals   The PROF/TRAC project offers an Open Training Platform and Qualification scheme for Continuing Professional Development, boosting the...

PROBIS project: open tender launched for public procurement Borlänge, Sweden

Open tender for building installation works - Stora Tunabyggen AB Sweden   Stora Tunabyggen AB, the housing company of the City of Börlange, Sweden, has launched an open tender for construction works ranged between 800,...

PROBIS project: open tender launched for public procurement Treviglio, Italy

New tender notice has been launched - PROBIS project   ALER Bergamo – Lecco – Sondrio, in coordination with Regione Lombardia has published an open tender related to the public procurement of innovation (PPI) for the refurbishment of two...