Campaign toolkits and Reports

Welcome to the CECODHAS Housing Europe’s Online Campaign Toolkits. In this section, you will find materials and resources to follow our campaign for the affordable housing sector in Europe.

Preparing the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programming Period

Structural Funds 2014-2020 Negotiation Guide

Find out how to prepare for the next programming period in 3 steps

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Affordable Housing and the challenge of an ageing population

Affordable Housing and the challenge of an ageing population

The European Year is raising public awareness about demographic change and how older people contribute to our society. This report provides an answer to this European concern. It exemplifies how better responses to the needs of older people and community solidarity are applied in the field of housing. 19 examples chosen from among CECODHAS members are outlined in the report.

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Profiles of a Movement: Co-operative Housing Around the World

Profiles of a Movement: Co-operative Housing Around the World

Although co-operative housing is widespread and has an impact on the quality of life of millions of people, this sector is still relatively little-known. This report has been published jointly by CECODHAS housing Europe and ICA Housing. It represents a first effort to present the history and the current realities of co-operative housing throughout Europe and around the world, and our contribution to 2012, the International year of Cooperatives.

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The Offer to fight Climate Change from Europe’s Cooperative and Social Housing providers

The Offer to fight Climate Change from Europe’s Cooperative and Social Housing providers

In partnership with energy producers, citizens, professionals & local authorities and with appropriate funding & legislation social and cooperative housing can accelerate refurbishment rates to achieve optimal energy performance in 8 million homes between 2010 & 2020. Social and cooperative housing makes up 12% of the EU’s housing stock, if 4% of stock is refurbished annually, backed up with a sustained change in residents’ behaviour, this can help deliver 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2020. The Copenhagen Offer explains more in details what is the potential and the missing strategies to reach a refurbishment rate of a million dwellings annually, representing the creation of almost 350.000 jobs across Europe each year.

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The Housing Europe Review

The Housing Europe Review 2012 - The nuts and bolts of European social housing system

This Review provides an update of the 2007 report Housing Europe 2007- Review of social, co-operative and public housing in the 27 EU member states. While the previous review aimed at providing an overview of the main development in housing policies and housing markets affecting the social, cooperative and public housing sector, the current study focuses on social housing and aims at providing a clearer picture of the way social housing systems are structured across the EU, while identifying the main recent trends in the sector.

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The Impact of Structural Funds on Affordable Housing (May 2011)

The Impact of Structural Funds on Affordable Housing (May 2011)

This publication intends to draw the lessons from the positive experience of the use of Structural Funds for housing-related projects as well as from the identified obstacles for a more efficient and broader scale use of those funds. It is therefore about making the case for a consolidation of this “affordable housing-friendly” approach as well as about putting more emphasis on housing as a necessary tool to face societal challenges in the EU: ageing, climate change, increasing segregation, difficulties to house the youth…

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SUITE project: synthesis of the local action plan

SUITE project final outputs

This final project report includes a diagnosis on the situation of social housing in Europe; three reports on the working groups’ three lines of action established within the framework of the project (social, economic and environmental); and finally, an executive summary of each of the nine partners’ local action plans (LAP). This report intends to offer a brief summary of the comprehensive work carried out by the partner cities’ LAPs and of the added value of SUITE for local governments.

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Mid-term evaluation of the use of ERDF for energy actions in housing

Mid-term evaluation of the use of ERDF for energy actions in housing

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Guide on the new ERDF rule on energy and housing

Guide on the new ERDF rule on energy and housing

The regulation 397/2009 amending the ERDF regulation provides new opportunities to support energy efficiency investmens and greater use of renewable energies in existing housing in all EU-27 Member States. CECODHAS, with the support of Ms Danuta Hübner, EC Commissioner for Regional Policy, and sponsored by Husbanken, produced an information leaflet for all relevant stakeholders.

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