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International Congress on Housing Policies

Access to adequate housing, the fifth pillar of the Welfare State.

Housing stands as a fundamental social need and a prerequisite for dignified living, serving as a gateway to other fundamental rights such as health and education.


What steps are being taken in the Basque Country and elsewhere to provide an affordable home for everyone, particularly for those who lack the necessary resources to achieve this on the free market?


Various prominent voices at the international, national, and local levels will analyse the recognition of the subjective right to housing, its social function, the regulation of rental rates and the management of public housing stock.


You will learn about multiple perspectives in one single day:

 

> The main benchmark housing policies at a European level.

> Good practices that can be emulated.

> Innovative alternatives already proving their effectiveness.

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Speakers

Iñaki Arriola
Iñaki Arriola
Regional Minister for Territorial Planning and Housing and Transport, Basque Government.
Sorcha Edwards
Sorcha Edwards
Secretary General - Housing Europe
Pedro Jauregui
Pedro Jauregui
Deputy minister of Housing, Basque Government.
Maite Arrondo
Maite Arrondo
Director General of Housing, Government of Navarre.
Isabella Wohinz
Isabella Wohinz
Wohnpartner Wien
Javier Martín Ramiro
Javier Martín Ramiro
General Director for Housing and Land, Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda
Luis Alba
Luis Alba
President of UNECA
Mario Yoldi
Mario Yoldi
Director of Housing Planning and Operational Processes, Basque Government.
Carme Trilla
Carme Trilla
President of the Metropolitan Housing Observatory, Barcelona.
Konstantin Kholodilin
Konstantin Kholodilin
DIW Berlin research associate
Pablo García Astrain
Pablo García Astrain
Director of Housing, Land and Architecture, Basque Government
Marije Raap
Marije Raap
Housing Programme Manager at the Directorate of Land and Development of Amsterdam
Patricia Val
Patricia Val
General Director of Alokabide.
José Antonio Oleaga Páramo
José Antonio Oleaga Páramo
Vice-president of Begirune Fundation
Eva Domaica
Eva Domaica
Moderator. Head of Information SER, Vitoria (Basque Country)

Programme

JANUARY 29

Euskalduna Conference Center (0B room, floor -2)

08:15 – 08:50       REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:10       OPENING SESSION

 

Iñaki Arriola, Regional Minister for Territorial Planning, Housing and Transport, Basque Government.

09:15– 11:15     HOUSING POLICIES AND SUBJETIVE RIGHT

 

Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General - Housing Europe.

 

Pedro Jauregui, Deputy Minister of Housing, Basque Government.

 

Maite Arrondo, General Director of Housing Government of Navarre.

Isabella Wohinz, Wohnparter, Wien.

 

Javier Martín, General Director for Housing and Land, Ministry of Housing and Urban Agenda. Spanish Government.

 

Moderator: Eva Domaica, Journalist in Cadena SER. Vitoria-Gasteiz.

11:15 – 11:45       COFFEE BREAK

11:45 – 13:40      THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF HOUSING. THE NEED TO CONTAIN RATES


Konstantin Kholodilin,
 DIW Berlin research associate.

Carme Trilla, President of the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory.

Luis Alba, President of UNECA.

Mario Yoldi, Director of Housing, Planning and Operational Processes, Basque Government.

Moderator: Eva Domaica, Journalist in Cadena SER. Vitoria-Gasteiz.

13:45 – 15:15        LUNCH  (Jauregia Restaurant - floor 1)
Prior registration will be required to access the restaurant.

 

15:30 – 17:00     CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE 21st CENTURY: CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK

 

Pablo García Astrain, Director of Housing, Land and Archiquecture, Basque Government.


Patricia Val
, General Director of Alokabide, Basque Government.


Marije Raap,
Housing Programme Manager at the Directorate of Land and Development of Amsterdam.


Jose Antonio Oleaga Páramo
, Vice-president of Berigune Foundation, Basque Country.

Moderator: Eva Domaica, Journalist in Cadena SER. Vitoria-Gasteiz.

17:00 – 17:15      CLOSING CEREMONY


Pedro Jauregui
, Deputy Minister of Housing, Basque Government.

Presentations

ICHP - Marije Raap
ICHP - Antonio Oleaga
ICHP - Carme Trilla
ICHP - Isabella Wohinz
ICHP - Konstantin Kholodilin
ICHP - Luis Alba
ICHP - Mario Yoldi
ICHP - Pedro Jauregui
ICHP - Sorcha Edwards

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