Workshop “Social housing in the European Union” – 28 January 2013
URBAN and Public Services Intergroups organised a workshop “Social Housing in the European Union” on Monday 28 January at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The workshop was opened by Françoise CASTEX, Chair of the Public Services Intergroup. Karima Delli, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup, presented then the draft initiative report on Social housing in the European Union. This presentation was followed by the reactions of the representatives of European Economic and Social Committee, DG REGIO, MEPs and stakeholders.
Conference “Tackling Health Inequalities through Investing in Housing” – 22 January 2013
URBAN Intergroup, CECODHAS Housing Europe and the European Public Health Alliance jointly organised the conference “Tackling Health Inequalities through Investing in Housing” on Tuesday 22 January 2013 at European Parliament inBrussels.
During the conference, the latest findings on health and housing conditions in Europe and on the advantages of investment in housing to reduce health inequalities were analysed notably by officers from the WHO and the OECD.
Public health organizations and social housing providers presented five challenging case studies making the most of synergies between the two fields of action. The afternoon sessions was dedicated to discussions with European Commission officers from DG SANCO, DG EMPL, DG REGIO and DG JUSTICE..