No one must be left behind

Wednesday June 15
At 09:00–11:30
People first: quality of housing as quality of living, Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing
Eurocities WG Housing
Room U262 KPMG, Aalto University Undergraduate Centre

Registration required

Target group:
Eurocities is the network of major European cities. Today, we bring together more than 200 cities in 38 countries, representing 130 million people. The working group housing at Eurocities advances the dialogue on social and affordable housing and the prevention of new forms of inequality. Access to adequate and affordable housing should be a fundamental right for all people.

Event description:
The Renovation Wave and Fit for 55 policies will have a major impact on housing in the European cities: upgrading the European housing stock and making it energy efficient can address housing exclusion. Nevertheless, there are also some major social risks especially related to higher housing costs for tenants. Owing to the political momentum, Eurocities WG Housing will reflect on how to address housing exclusion while tackling climate change and emphasise the role of local authorities in providing a social fair transition.


09:00–09:20 Welcome and introduction to the topics

09:20–11:00 How to address housing exclusion while tackling climate change

The role of local authorities in fostering a social fair transition - tackling inequality and energy poverty whilst implementing climate action

1. Bilbao – Opengela model: Social regeneration through energy efficient renovation - the experience of the Otxarkoaga neighbourhood

2. Vienna - Biotope City Wienerberg

3. Barcelona – _Renewable BCN 2030

4. Ghent - ICCARus

5. Amsterdam – _Measures to alleviate energy poverty

Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and informal discussion with other cities

11:00–11:30 Eurocities update (for Eurocities members only)

1. EU policy update

2. SHAPE-EU Project – _video streaming

3. Work plan 2022 and final remarks

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Organizer's contact details:
Eurocities WG Housing
Christian Schantl