Launch of Report and Video for the Conference on the Future of Europe Housing Event

Feb 10 2022 Posted: 14:05 GMT

Housing – or the challenges in accessing affordable housing, is emerging as a key issue for the European Union. As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, NUI Galway hosted a Housing Event in December 2021, supported by the European Movement Ireland and The Housing Agency. The Event was opened by the Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD. Expert speakers from a number of EU-wide organisations involved in housing provision, financial regulation, policy-making, advocacy, research, homelessness, and housing and disability rights across Member States, with clear proposals on housing in the future EU context. The absence of any gender equality objectives in housing policy-making at either Member State or EU level emerged as a key issue.

The Report points to the urgent need for housing to be a central part of the debate on the Future of Europe. Addressing EU citizens’ access to secure and affordable housing in the Future of Europe requires commitments and actions from national, regional and local governments and organisations, as well as European Union institutions. 

The Report of the Event, which includes a summary of the presentation, together with other Reports, and the Concept Paper for the Event, is now available on the website of the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy at NUI Galway

Watch the Event Video

We hope that this Report and the accompanying Video of the Event will contribute to the healthy debate within the European Union, about how to organise our housing systems, for the benefit of all.

Professor Padraic Kenna. 10th February 2022


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