International Social Housing Festival 2022





The International Social Housing Festival (ISHF) 2022 took place in Helsinki, Finland on the 14-17th of June. The themes of this year was; Quality of housing as quality of living; Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing and The right to housing: getting rid of the excuses not to guarantee it . The festival gathered the social and affordable housing world, policymakers, city networks, urbanists, architects, and academics among others and offered a broad compilation of events on with different perspectives of the housing world and housing solutions to homelessness. Find Housing Europe´s report from the festival here.

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15 June 2022, from 10:30 to 12:00 – Relationship between housing policy strategy and the reality of social work


The Housing Solutions Platform organized one event: Relationship between housing policy strategy and the reality of social work, bringing together key actors to explore the relationship between housing policy strategy and the reality of social work in bringing housing to those who need it most. Find the recording of the event here:


Find the full summary of the event here.


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Organised by: Housing Solutions Platform led by Housing Europe, FEANTSA & Fondation Abbé Pierre


Target group: Affordable and social housing providers, social workers, housing advisors, Housing First actors, cities, regions


Draft Programme

10:30–10:40 Introductions, Bent Madsen, President of Housing Europe

10:40–10:50 Keynote of Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing in Ireland

10:50–11:40 Panel discussion, Moderated by Clotilde Clark-Foulquier, Feantsa

  • Katarina Ivankovič-Knezevič, Director for Social Rights and Inclusion, DG EMPL

  • Juha Kahila, Head of International Affairs, Y-Foundation, Finland

  • Rikke Lønne, Chair of social Affairs committee of Housing Europe, BL, Denmark: how the accompanying measures will happen on the ground in Denmark

  • Renaud Payre, Vice-President of the Métropole de Lyon, in charge of housing, social housing and urban policy

11:40-11:50 Q & A

11:50-12:00 Conclusions, Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General of Housing Europe