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Registration NOW OPEN for WG housing meeting in Lyon on 6 June

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Hotel de Métropole, 20 Rue du Lac, 69003 Lyon
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On 6 June, EUROCITIES housing working group is meeting in Lyon. The first part of the event will provide participants detailed information on the social housing challenges and threats in Lyon, the latest updates on housing at EU level, especially on the implementation of EU Urban Agenda – Housing Action plan, latest EUROCITIES initiatives and to engage in a debate on regulating private rental. In the second part of the day, participants will engage in a debate on the topic of private rent regulations and possible ways of addressing it in different contexts. The session will offer the opportunity for participants to learn and share solutions on rental reforms in European cities like Barcelona, Vienna and Berlin. New York City’s deputy chief of staff and development, Elena Sytcheva, will present the rent regulation system and will engage in a debate with the European cities on the challenges and successful factors in addressing this topic.

During the week 4-7 of June, Lyon is the heart of social housing as the city is hosting the International Social Housing Festival (ISHF). During this festival, Lyon will launch a statement for a renewal of social housing and it will showcase different projects on the topic, such as the ‘Home Silk Road – Housing toward empowerment’ initiative supported by the Urban Innovative Action. The meeting of housing WG meeting is one of the side events of the festival but it is also part of the European Metropolitan Areas Forum.

·         City experts part of the EUROCITIES WG Housing are invited to join this meeting and contribute with their expertise in the field to exchanges knowledge with cities from Europe and beyond.
·         Elena Sytcheva, deputy chief of staff and development, New York City, Housing Preservation & Development
The timeline
Morning sessions (open to WG members only): Closed session
·         Social Housing in Lyon – Challenges and threats, what can we learn?
·         What’s new in the housing area? Inputs and updates from the cities
·         Implementation of the EU Urban Agenda – Housing Action plan
·         European Citizens Initiative ‘Housing for all’
·         Housing and the European Semester
·         EUROCITIES updates and next meeting
Afternoon sessions
·         How cities are addressing rent increases? - exchange and debate about private rental regulation between New York City and European Cities.
Registration deadline is 1 June
Are you interested to attend the working group meeting? Register here until 1 June.
Find below the agenda and practical information.
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EUROCITIES staff contact

Patricia Couti