In november 2019, Portuguese and international policy experts, scholars, activists, practitioners and policymakers came together in Lisbon to discuss European solutions for the housing crisis at the international conference ‘Housing for all in Europe – What problems? What solutions?’. The event was organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Portugal, the CICS.NOVA Research Center and the Collective Urbanólogo, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Portugal.
The conference came at a time when housing has gained particular prominence in the European landscape. In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, the European Union has no competence to legislate on housing matters, however, it is undeniable that different measures of various European institutions have an influence on access to housing in the Member States.
Along the day, the conversation was structured in five sessions, where, on the one hand, the impact of EU policies on housing access was debated and, on the other, different forms of contestation and cooperation in the European context were analysed.
The conference report is now available and can be downloaded here: Conference report Housing for all in Europe, 15.11.2019