5O housing solutions for the locked out in the EU
5O housing solutions for the locked out in the EU


50 Housing Solutions for the Locked Out



Widespread cuts in housing prices and social budgets mean more and more people are "locked out" of the housing market. This Dec 11 we publish a collection of 50 innovative and daring examples of housing solutions for the locked out in the EU. How can the European Union move forward to address the housing and homelessness crisis? What role for Invest EU?




Welcome by facilitated by Freek Spinnewijn (FEANTSA’s director)

Katrin Langensiepen MEP and Matt Carthy MEP
Bjorn Mallants (Housing Europe board member)
Pascale Taminiaux, Senior project coordinator, King Baudoin Foundation
Juha Kahila, Project coordinator, Y-Foundation (tbc)


Presentation of the 50 Solutions
Overall presentation by Clotilde Clark-Foulquier, HSP Coordinator


Working together: examples of innovative cooperation for housing solutions
moderated by Emmanuelle Causse, Director of European Affairs, UIPI

Innovative legal mechanisms

  • Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Director of the UNESCO Chair of Housing

Cities addressing homelessness

  • Anne Kinni, Senior Social Instructor, City of Helsinki
  • Tom Pedersen Rønning, Housing strategy consultant, Odense municipality’s

Renovating inadequate or underused housing stock

  • Gyorgy Sumeghy, Associate Director, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Richard Howat, Chief Executive, Scottish Churches Housing Action

Matching housing needs and social needs

  • Daniela Unterholzner, managing director, neuneurimmo
  • Daniel Rysavka, Director EU Public Affairs, Erste Bank
  • Virginie Toussain, USH, 10 000 logements HLM


Panel discussion – from local action to European policies, how to address unmet housing needs?
Moderated by Ruth Owen, FEANTSA Policy coordinator

  • Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Director, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Ricardo Barranco and Sjoerdje Van-Heerden, Joint Research Council
  • Samir Kulenovic, Council of Europe Development bank (tbc)
  • Christophe Poline, Director social investment, Schneider Electric (tbc)
  • Michael Newey, Broadland Housing Group’s Chief Executive, former Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered


Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe
Freek Spinnewijn, director, FEANTSA

Date & Place

11.12.2019 | 16:00 - 11.12.2019 | 18:30
European Parliament, Room ASP1G3, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels

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