Accessible and affordable housing: A challenge for cities and metropolises in Europe

17-18 January 2019. Strasbourg (France)

The aim of this event is not only to turn the spotlight on the crucial issue of housing in Europe, and its inextricable connections to other aspects of European policy (innovation, transport etc.), but also to tackle head on the problems of housing poverty and the need to adopt a strong, specific Europe-wide policy on housing and living conditions. With this aim in mind, and given the disparities which exist between different European nations, the goal of this conference will be to obtain a broad perspective on potential initiatives for the future, in response to our shared priorities in areas such as providing housing for our most vulnerable citizens, welcoming migrants, building affordable housing and reducing energy bills. More generally, our ambition for these days is to identify action strategies at European level with a view to achieving greater social cohesion at territorial level.