The EU parliament has adopted a report that calls for decent housing to be a fundamental right and for measures to prevent homelessness.
The report reviews and analyses seven EU projects from Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland and Spain on their transformation of neighborhoods into net-zero energy districts. Lessons learned!
What the City Council of Barcelona is doing against the housing shortage and why it is important to invest in public housing, explains Lucia Martín González, Barcelona’s City Councilor for Housing and Renovation.
Around 50 million households face energy poverty. They cannot afford to adequately heat, cool or light their homes. The Right to Energy Coalition addresses this issue and demands the right to energy for all Europeans.
According to the motto: "Reinforcing Social Europe!" the EU Commission asks all partners to present their proposals on new policy action or legal initiatives needed on different levels on implementing the Pillar of Social Rights.
In OECD and non-OECD EU countries, social rental housing represents more than 28 million dwellings and, on average, around 6% of the total housing stock. This OECD-report underlines the importance of this sector for social welfare policy and affordable housing provision.
Andreas Culora from RAND Europe explains how housing quality is linked to the well-being and overall development of children. He stresses that the Member States have a number of policy levers in place to protect the housing rights of children.
The newly founded "European alliance for sustainable and inclusive social housing in France” aims to provide access to European funding by social housing providers in France, regardless of their size and their location in the country.