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Housing Europe Event: Cooperatives in the housing sector

Brussels, venue tbd

March 20, 2024

Housing Europe is organizing a session for housing cooperatives in Brussels on March 20th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm CET.  The session aims to highlight new local actions and analyze legal and financial frameworks in light of the high ambitions and innovations within the sector. The attendees will also get a sneak peek at an upcoming report by Housing Europe’s Observatory on this topic. The event will include discussions with representatives from the European Commission and financial institutions that support the sector.


  • 15:30-15:35 | Introduction by Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe
  • 15:35-15:45 | Opening – Patrizia Toia MEP (TBC)
  • 15:45-15:55 | Briefing presentation – Alice Pittini, Research Director, Housing Europe
  • 15:55-16:40 | Thematic discussions:
    • Combating loneliness and isolation
    • Ensuring access to affordable housing with an eye on sustainability
    • Addressing exclusion of youth from rental housing – mobilising public support
  • 16:40-16:55 | Institutional perspectives from the financial sector – Christian König, Managing Director, European Federation of Building Societies (TBC)
  • 16:55-17:10 | Cooperatives at European level and next steps for a cross-sectorial approach – Karel Vanderpoorten, DG GROW (TBC)
  • 17:20-17:30 | Closing remarks – Agnès Mathis, Director, Cooperatives Europe

Follow this link for more details and to register.

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