05 Nov 2014
Conference “Housing Finance: Property Bubbles or Social & Ecological Resilience?”
Housing Finance: Property Bubbles or Social & Ecological Resilience? It’s a choice!
Housing Europe and Finance Watch
Housing has been in the core of the financial crisis since its very beginning. The real estate bubble burst affecting the lives of millions of people across the globe. After six years of mainly failed political initiatives and measures to stabilize the situation, Housing Europe teams up with “Finance Watch” and invited all major stakeholders and decision makers in November to Brussels for an international conference. The event aimed to explore the paths that may lead the housing finance from the bubble effect to resilience. How can the Euro-Zone Debt Crisis be turned into an Ecological and Social Recovery?
- Evaluation of measures put in place to avoid a repeat of property bubbles that helped fuel the euro zone’s debt crisis and the on-going fallout.
- Informing new MEPS on the opportunities they now have to help ensure that much needed finance is channelled into ensuring affordable access to energy efficient housing as part of the ‘real’ economy;
- Clarity on the role of affordable housing as an investment with high social, environmental and economic returns for public authorities and an ethical investment option for private investors;
- Discussing the approach to housing from the European Union
Download the brochure “Housing Finance – Key terms, figures and ways forward”: Sixteen essential terms related to housing finance, the top four European initiatives that could facilitate financing for the sector and some policy proposals as potential ways forward
A brief summary, presentations and pictures of the conference can be found on Housing Europe’s website: http://www.housingeurope.eu/resource-374/housing-finance-property-bubbles-or-social-ecological-resilience