We warmly welcome social housing specialists and parties involved with social, public and co-operative housing to contribute to the festival program by submitting an event proposal linked to one of the three festival themes:

  1. People first: quality of housing as quality of living
  2. Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing
  3. The right to housing: getting rid of the excuses not to guarantee it

Please, get to know the three festival themes (follow link to explore the themes) more deeply.

The 3rd International Social Housing Festival will be all about learning together and challenging the status quo. Event proposals will be evaluated by The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA).

Call for partners is open 13 September – 12 December 2021. We kindly ask all the partners, who have submitted their event proposals earlier in 2020, to resubmit their applications.


All questions regarding the partnership and the application process should be addressed to Ms. Sina Rasilainen, The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland ARA via email: sina.rasilainen(at)