Making a house a home

Making a house a home #5 - Pathways to social inclusion

An episode of Making a house a home

By Housing Europe
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The Housing Europe podcast airing from the heart of the European Capital offers insights into the work of public, cooperative and social housing providers across Europe. Why is it legitimate to claim that they offer more than just housing; rather a home to people. Tune in to discover the urban, social, environmental and economic impact that access to affordable housing has in our communities.
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The Housing Europe podcast airing from the heart of the European Capital offers insights into the work of public, cooperative and social housing providers across Europe. Why is it legitimate to claim that they offer more than just housing; rather a home to people. Tune in to discover the urban, social, environmental and economic impact that access to affordable housing has in our communities.
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Making a house a home #3 - Housing First
In the third episode of 'Making a house a home' we turn our spotlight to Housing First. Why is this probably the best way to fight  homelessness? What does the case of Finland show to the rest of EU  Member States? What is the aim of the Housing First Europe Hub? Samara  Jones from FEANTSA, Programme Coordinator of the Housing First Europe  Hub provides us with an insider’s view on this innovative approach. In the second part of our show we welcome  Björn Mallants, the General Director of VVH, the Association of Flemish  Social Housing Companies, a member of Housing Europe to talk about their  experience on the ground with the Housing First scheme. How is it  working in Flanders? Where do they draw their inspiration from?
45:25
October 17, 2019
Making a house a home #7 - The life cycles of our homes
This time, we dive into the circular world. The circular economy is all  over the place in the Brussels policy scene since the European  Commission presented the Circular Economy Package in early 2018. But  what do we actually mean with the term ‘circular economy’? What is the  potential of the housing sector in delivering an eco-friendy future for  our cities?  We address these key questions with 2 excellent guests. TU  Delft Assistant Professor of Housing Management, Gerard Van Bortel helps  us understand better the challenges that circular building adaptation  brings for public, cooperative and social housing providers but also the  multiple benefits linked with it. Theresa Heitzlhofer, communications  manager at Alchemia Nova in Vienna offers us insights from one of the  demonstration cases of the Horizon 2020 'Houseful' project. We end our  journey in Denmark where Lejerbo, a member of our Danish member  organisation BL, is building the World's first social housing unit after  circular principles.
37:25
April 29, 2019
Making a house a home #6 - Housing for All (from Vienna)
In this episode we reach out to you from  Vienna and the venue of the international conference entitled ‘Housing  for All’. We used the visit of our delegation to the Austrian capital  for this event to hold two interviews that shed light to affordable  housing from different starting points. In the first part of our show, we meet the UN  Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, a leading voice  in raising awareness on a number of key challenges for affordable  housing- first and foremost financialization- through a number of  impactful initiatives such as the Global Campaign ‘The Shift’. In the second part, we see how Barcelona and  New York city work together to address their affordable housing  challenge. What are the issues that this transatlantic partnership is  built upon? What kind of solutions are they looking for? How can you  help them? Eduard Cabre Romans, International Relations Consultant to  the Barcelona Housing Department has the answers to all these  questions.
26:30
December 11, 2018
Making a house a home #2 - Affordable housing and sustainable cities: a dynamic relationship
Cities are the focus point of the second  episode of 'Making a house a home'. As we are becoming increasingly “an  urban species” according to the writer and journalist, Doug Saunders  what is the role of affordable housing in the urbanized environment?  What are the dynamics of the relationship between public, cooperative  and social housing providers and the local authorities at European and  at global level? We discuss all that with Agata Krause, Policy  Advisor on Housing and Social Affairs of EUROCITIES, the network of  major European Cities and Özgür Öner, Head of the EU Office of GdW- the  Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies and  Chair of the Housing Europe Urban Affairs Committee.
46:59
December 10, 2018
Making a house a home #5 - Pathways to social inclusion
We are back after quite a while indeed- sorry  for the gap. We hope you missed us, we certainly did. And here we are,  reaching out to you again from Brussels with an episode dedicated to an  issue everyone in Europe has been talking about over the last years.  Migration. The refugee crisis, the action plan, the integration process…  These are just a few of the keywords that have been coming up again and  again in the news. We will try to make the link with the place that is  the key for the migration challenge in Europe and that is… housing. Part of today’s fifth episode will be brought  to you from the European Parliament where the final event of the  Designing Inclusion Erasmus Plus project was held on October 18th. We  will be hearing from the people behind it, especially the academic staff  from the KU Leuven what are the project’s main findings. How does one  city produce inclusive urban spaces? We will also meet the Italian,  Socialist MEP Brando Benifei who has been the Rapporteur of the European  Parliament Report on 'Refugees: social inclusion and integration into  the labour market'. What is the policymakers’ view on the issue? In the second part of today’s show we will  ask Housing Europe’s Research Assistant, Mariel Whelan to give us an  overview of the key findings of the latest briefing produced by the  European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing entitled  ‘Pathways to Social Inclusion’. Finally, Fleur Eymann, Responsible for  PR and Communications at Startblok Riekerhaven, the project everyone is  talking about when referring to successful case studies of inclusive  housing projects explains how they manage to co-house in harmony Dutch  students and young migrants who have been granted asylum in the country.
35:29
October 23, 2018
Making a house a home #4 - EU support for social housing and a meetup with the largest housing provider in France
In the fourth episode of 'Making a house a  home' we turn our spotlight to funding. How can public, cooperative and  social housing providers get support for innovative projects from the  European Union? What are the options available? What are the keys for a  successful application and which topics are on the priority list at the  moment? We will try to put together all the pieces of this puzzle along  with the Policy Officer of Housing Europe, Edit Lakatos who has been monitoring closely both the potential and the impact of EU funding on social housing. In the second part of our show, we will have a call with the Secretary General and Member of the Board of Directors at CDC Habitat, Vincent Mahe.  CDC Habitat is the largest housing provider in France offering a really  diverse portfolio of services. Mr Mahe explains how the French social  housing model works and the key role of Caisse des Depots, estimates the  impact of the ongoing reform in the country but also shares the main  elements of an interesting agreement for international cooperation with  one of the leading housing providers in Germany.
39:46
April 10, 2018
Making a house a home #1 - The State of Housing in the EU 2017
In the first episode, we discuss with the President and the Research  Coordinator of Housing  Europe the current State of Housing in the EU  but also what is happening in France where the proposed reform of the  social housing sector has triggered a lot of political tension.
18:27
October 17, 2017
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