Housing for All: Time for Europe to Deliver - Monday 25 to Friday 29 January 2021

Decent housing for all - a workshop hosted by the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament on Friday 29 January from 9.30 to 11.00 @ Let’s Get Digital | By registration only 

General introduction and moderation

Agnes Jongerius, MEP, S&D Coordinator for the  European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Homeless people and the right to decent housing

  • Manuel Pizarro, MEP, S&D Group
  • Representative of FEANTSA (tbc) 

No to harmful competition, promoting decent housing for all

  • Estrella Dura Ferrandis, MEP, S&D Group
  • Barbara Steenbergen, Head of liaison office to the EU, International Union of Tenants


  • Agnes Jongerius


Housing for All: Time for Europe to Deliver - Monday 25 to Friday 29 January 2021

25 January | Online screening of the documentary “PUSH” (17:00-18:30)
25 January | Opening debate “Housing for all: progressive ideas for the future” hosted by PES Group (18:30-20:00)
26 January | Workshop “Concrete actions for social and affordable housing in the EU” hosted by FEPS (15:30-17:30)
27 January | Workshop “The EU Affordable Housing Initiative: how can we bring it to the ground?” hosted by the City of Vienna (10:30-12:00)
29 January | Workshop “Decent housing for all” hosted by the S&D Group in the European Parliament (9:30-11:00)

For the full programme of events, please click here

Please register here to join us for a week full of inspiring debates on housing, organised in cooperation with the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament (S&D Group), the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), the City of Vienna and the Party of European Socialists (PES).

The lack of affordable housing is affecting more than 80 million people in Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic made the situation even worse, with an increasing number of people struggling to pay their rent or energy bill. But what comes just at the surface has longer structural reasons, rooted in more profound housing inequalities and which risk jeopardise the very essence of our society. 

Housing is a human right that must be guaranteed to everybody.

For a socially just and sustainable recovery, we need to make sure that every citizen benefits from decent, affordable and sustainable housing.

Progressive cities and regions have already put in place innovative solutions that can inspire further action on the ground. At the same time, we need a proper European framework. Leaving no one behind means first of all leaving no one without a roof over their head.

In cooperation with the Socialist and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS),  the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the City of Vienna, the PES Group is organising a week of online debates and a movie projection dedicated to this important topic, with a bunch of speakers who will share their experiences from different angles, feed in with their views and come up with progressive ideas on the way forward.

Be part of it! Together let’s make sure that everyone has a place to call home.

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