14 November 2013

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.

6 October 2013

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.


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