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50 Housing Solutions Launched in European Parliament

On December 11th 2019, Housing Solutions Platform launched its new publication, 50 Out-of-the-Box Housing Solutions to Homelessness and Housing Exclusion, in the European Parliament. The event was hosted by Katrin Langensiepen MEP. What follows is a brief summary of the three event panels. Panel 1: Welcome Chair: Freek Spinnewijn, Director at FEANTSA The audience was welcomed by Freek Spinnewijn, director of FEANTSA. This was followed by an opening statement by host MEP Katrin Langensiepen, and a presentation of the report given by Clotilde Clark-Foulquier, who headed its overall coordination. The remaining panelists were then invited to give their remarks. These were Matt Carthy MEP (GUE/NG

Energy Poverty Report Launched in European Parliament

On Monday December 9th, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre launched their joint thematic report on energy poverty in the European Parliament. The event was co-organised with the Right to Energy Coalition. Mathias Maucher from the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) moderated the first panel and set the tone for the discussion by highlighting the fact that one in ten European households are unable to properly heat their homes in winter, and that among vulnerable households this figure is one in five. There remains, in short, plenty of work to be done. Clotilde Clark-Foulquier from FEANTSA and Orane Lamas from Fondation Abbé Pierre provided an overview of the report, which was followed by