UIPI & Housing Solutions Platform Joint Event – REGISTER

UIPI-Housing Solutions Platform Joint Event

What Role for the Private Market in fostering Affordable Housing?

19 February 2019, Brussels 
15:00 – 16:30

Hosted by MEP Jan Olbrycht, President of the Urban Intergroup


More than 118 million people in the EU, which correspond to 23.5% of the total European population, live in households at risk of poverty or social exclusion. The increasingly pressing housing crisis across Europe is urging interventions at both national and EU level. Would boosting the cooperation with the private rental sector be a way to foster inclusive approaches and foster more sustainable urban development? 

With a special focus on the work of social rental agencies, as intermediaries between landlords and low-income tenants, this event aims at gathering policy-makers, practitioners and academics to find a common ground. It will take place in the framework of a larger initiative, the Housing Solutions Platform, a partnership between FEANTSA, Housing Europe and Fondation Abbé Pierre.

The debate will be an opportunity to exchange best practices and look at some of the tools available to contribute to the protection of the right to housing for everyone.

Also speaking


MEP Jan Olbrycht – President of the Urban Intergroup

Stratos Paradias – President, UIPI

Sarah Coupechoux –  Research Manager Europe, Fondation Abbé Pierre


Chloé Serme-Morin – Project Officer, FEANTSA

Pascal De Decker – Associate Professor, KU Leuven

Muriel Vander Ghinst – Director, Logement pour Tous ASBL 

Matthias zu Eicken – Housing and Urban Development Policy Officer, Haus und Grund

Björn Mallants – Housing Europe Board Member & Director of the Flemish Federation of Social Housing Providers

Ruth Owen – Policy Coordinator, FEANTSA 

Moderation by Emmanuelle Causse – Director of European Affairs, UIPI


European Parliament | József Antall Building (JAN 6Q-1) | 1040 Brussels | Belgium

Meeting point for accreditation:
Altiero Spinelli Building (Esplanade Simone Veil – Place du Luxembourg) at 14:20

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