Launch of UIPI “Landlords in Europe” Report
On 12 November 2013 in the European Parliament MEP Jan Olbrycht, President of the European Parliament’s URBAN Intergroup hosted the launch of “Landlords in Europe” Report prepared by the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI).
The conference brought together more than 60 participants, including MEPs, European Commission and local authorities’ representatives as well as European stakeholders from the industry and the real estate sector. The Landlords in Europe report is a comparative analysis that examines the private rented market in Europe from a practitioner‘s point of view. The report highlights the key issues which landlords face in order to improve the understanding of the legislative frameworks in Member States. The document brings together details on the rental laws, tax regimes and planning policies which govern the private rented sector in twelve countries across Europe.
UIPI is a pan-European association comprising 30 organisations from 28 countries. Jointly, they represent more than five million property owners and some 20 million dwellings. Founded in 1923, its member organisations share the common goal of promoting the rights and interests of private property.
URBAN Intergroup in Marseille
Between 12th and 14th of September members of the URBAN Intergroup participated in a study trip to Marseille – European Capital of Culture 2013. The visit was a perfect opportunity not only to visit the city that holds that label, but also to evaluate the impact of the European Capital of Culture label on the urban and regional development in general.
During the three-day stay, the delegation had the opportunity to take part in the inauguration reception at Marseille History Museum, to visit the Pavilion M (a information and organisation center for the Marseille-Provence 2013 program) and the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations. Moreover, members of the URBAN Intergroup took part in meetings with Jean-François Chougnet, CEO of Marseille-Provence 2013 Association and Jean-Claude Gondard, CEO of Services of the city of Marseille. Working lunch with François Gallant, CEO of Euro Mediterranean allowed the delegation not only to exchange views and good practices but also to visit the Euro-Mediterranean district.
The visit was organized by vice-president of the Intergroup, Ms Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid.
URBAN Intergroup’s event and URBACT lauching event !
On Tuesday June 18th, URBAN Intergroup together with DG REGIO organised an event dedicated to the case study recently published by the European Commission. Jan Olbrycht, president of the URBAN Intergroup opened the event and was moderating the debate.
Tomorrow ! URBAN Intergroup and DG REGIO’s event
On Tuesday, June 18th, URBAN Intergroup and DG REGIO organize an event dedicated to a recently published study – “Urban development in the EU: 50 Projects Supported by the ERDF in 2007-2013″. The conference will take place in Conference centre A. Borschette in Brussels.
The URBAN Intergroup event will be followed by the URBACT launching event of a series of six new thematic reports “Cities of Tomorrow: Action Today”
The conferences will take place in Conference centre A. Borschette in Brussels.
URBAN Intergroup next event – 18 June 2013
URBAN Intergroup together with DG REGIO will organise an event dedicated to a recently published study – “Urban development in the EU: 50 Projects Supported by the ERDF in 2007-2013” which will take place on Tuesday June 18th 9.00-10.45 in Conference centre A. Borschette (36 Froissart Str., 1040Brussels, room nr. 0D).
The study presents 50 projects which received ERDF investment and offers an information package for selected cities, with detailed information on projects and results. The study gathers a range of good urban practice, and represents a ‘state of play’ in how the cities have put local urban policies into action with ERDF investment from 2007-13. The cities highlighted reveal interesting ideas, solutions and cooperation or collaboration methods serving as inspiration for other urban areas and managing authorities. A detailed presentation of the study will be provided and will be followed by a panel discussion.
Registration – If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Gwzst3YzqzrjqqtEjh3jzwtuf3jz by Thursday 13th June and include your name, first name, date of birth and nationality (this information is needed for access to the building). In addition, you are also reminded to bring a valid ID or passport to gain access to the building.
The URBAN Intergroup event will be followed by the URBACT launching event of a series of six new thematic reports “Cities of Tomorrow: Action Today”.