Housing cooperatives: a sustainable model for European and Mediterranean countries

Thursday June 16
At 13:30–15:30
The right to housing: getting rid of the excuses not to guarantee it
Union for the Mediterranean & Housing Europe
Event square, Helsinki City Hall

Registration required

Target group:
Representatives of both Housing Cooperatives and the Ministries in charge of Housing, of EU and EU neighbourhood countries.

Event description:
Big or small, new or old, housing cooperatives in different forms are to be found in every corner of the world and they offer affordable and people-centred housing solutions in many different contexts.

What different models of housing cooperatives exist in Europe and in neighbouring Mediterranean countries? What are the success factors and how can they be replicated? and most important how can the institutional setting facilitate the spread of cooperative housing?

The Union for the Mediterranean and Housing Europe are joining forces to try to come up together with answers to these and other questions at a workshop to be held in the framework of the International Social Housing Festival.

First session: Housing cooperatives in Europe: examples from the sector 

A view from the sector through an exchange among housing coops in Italy, Germany and Ireland 

moderated by Marten Lilja, Deputy Managing Director, Riksbyggen (Sweden) 

Second session: What role for housing coops in neighbouring Mediterranean countries? 

Panel discussion with representatives from ministries and experts from the region 

Moderated by Doris Andoni, Director, Housing Department, Ministry of Finance and Economy (Albania) 

Wrap up and way forward 

Register for this event with the festival registration form.

Organizer's contact details:
Union for the Mediterranean
Victoria Jimenez

Housing Europe
Alice Pittini