Helsinki City Hall
Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00710 Helsinki, Finland

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Event Date Tue Jun 14 EEST - Fri Jun 17 EEST (24 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Jun 13 5:00pm - Thu Jun 16 5:00pm
Location Helsinki City Hall
Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00710 Helsinki, Finland
Region EMEA

The 2022 edition of the International Social Housing Festival (ISHF) explores housing as the foundation of a good life. The festival highlights the role of social, public, and cooperative housing in achieving socially and ecologically sustainable living in our cities now and in the future.

About us
Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative, and Social Housing
Established in 1988, it is a network of 46 national and regional federations that together gather about 43,000 public, social, and cooperative housing providers in 25 countries. Altogether they manage around 25 million homes.

Social, public, and cooperative housing providers have a vision of a Europe that provides access to decent and affordable housing for all in communities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable and where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential.

Therefore, they do not just provide affordable homes but a number of other services such as:
• Domiciliary care and support services for residents with specific needs
• Additional services for tenants (kindergartens, community centres, employment and training services, financial advice)
• Neighbourhood services
• Management of other types of ‘sheltered’ accommodation
• Urban development and urban regeneration

Social Housing in Europe
How is social housing defined in the different countries of Europe? National housing statistics and market trends per country, research briefings, and publications. The European Social Housing Observatory is our branch that brings you all the data you need about the sector.

Launched in 1994, the Observatory is the research branch of Housing Europe. The main aim of the Observatory is to identify research needs and analyse key trends in the field of housing and social housing at the European level, and thus support Housing Europe's policy work by providing strategic and evidence-based analysis.
Besides regularly publishing its own reports and research briefings, the Observatory participates in a number of EU-funded research projects and liaises with European and international agencies and networks such as OECD, UNECE, ENHR.

2020 - 2023 Housing Europe Observatory Workplan:
• Make sure the work of Housing Europe members is well-represented
• Increase visibility
• Towards a Housing Systems ‘knowledge hub’