Stakeholder consultation by the Rapporteur Mr Alain HUTCHINSON (BE/PES - ECOS)

03/05/2011   Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, Room JDE 70
Alain Hutchinson (BE/PES)

The Committee of the Regions is drafting an own-initiative opinion on the subject: "Towards a European agenda for social housing".    

Social housing is at the intersection of social, environmental and economic concerns. For this reason it is affected by the various policies developed by the EU in these areas. 

The EU now has a medium-term political strategy: the Europe 2020 Strategy. Consequently, economic, social and environmental policies and their impact on social housing must be seen in relation to this new framework, whose targets and flagship initiatives are intended to channel the efforts of Member States and the Commission into reaching its objectives. The objectives of lifting 20 million people out of poverty and reducing energy consumption by 20% are particularly relevant here. Another equally critical question is how national, regional and local housing policies can contribute to achieving these common objectives.  

The Rapporteur on the opinion, Mr Alain HUTCHINSON (BE/PES), Member of the ECOS Commission of the CoR and Member of the Brussels-Capital Regional Parliament, together with his expert Ms Claire ROUMET, would be happy to meet with representatives of the associations of local and regional authorities and other stakeholders for a consultation and exchange of views on his opinion.

The consultation will focus on the points raised in the discussion paper, and in particular on the questions featuring at the end of the document.

The Rapporteur would be very keen to hear your views during the meeting. In addition, if you have any additional position papers touching upon the subject, you are welcome to send them to us by email to the addresses below.

 There will be simultaneous interpretation allowing you to speak and to listen in French and in English.

The consultation will take place at the premises of the Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, room JDE 70 at 14:30 - 16:30.

For more information, please contact our team:
• For the ECOS Commission: Mr Aloys Rigaut, Tel: +32 2 282 2197
• For Relations with stakeholders: Mr Peter Verlinden, Tel: +32 2 282 2170



Contact Person: Mr Aloys Rigaut
Organizer: ECOS Commission
Phone - Mobile: +32 2 282 2197 -  
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