Federation for
Housing and

Housing Refugees

Monday 19.10.2015 to Friday 23.10.2015
Deventer, Rotterdam & Berlin

Housing Refugees

Defining Challenges and Solutions for the adequate Housing of Refugees in the EU

A report, a lab and a presentation and a discussion to understand, share and discuss ways to deal with the current migration flow putting European housing under pressure. 
In conjunction of the 51st ISOCARP Congress IFHP, in association with the Danish Architecture Centre, will conduct a range of activities related to housing refugees as we believe we need to share learnings, best practice and discuss potential together to manage the current situation for most of the countries in the EU. 
The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) will raise the urgent topic of refugee housing in the EU. Through the contribution of the IFHP’s professional community of housing and planning experts this programme of studies, meetings and workshops will help develop thinking and solutions in this urgent matter. 
With increased numbers of refugees travelling into the EU, accommodating them in permanent housing has become a major challenge. Many EU countries are already under pressure to provide social and affordable housing for their native populations and with varying national measures and political perspectives towards the provision of housing refugees, the European response is somewhat fragmented. 
Utilising it’s international professional community within housing and planning, the IFHP will facilitate a programme of activities, bringing the best of it’s membership network to contribute knowledge and expertise to the betterment of the urban habitat for refugee and resident populations.

Refugee Housing in the EU – A 4 step process

01 Sept.
A call for information was sent to the IFHP community calling for specific EU country housing policy data. Compiling results a general overview of housing policies and practices regarding refugees housing is available in a report, covering 10 European countries. 
19-20 Oct.
Refugee Housing LAB, Deventer, The Netherlands
A LAB to deliberate the status report, will aim at developing recommendations for regional and local government level decision makers and provide suggestions for higher levels of governments - including the European commission.  
Both policies and local best practices will be discussed. 
22 Oct.  
Housing Refugees Session, ISCOCARP Congress Rotterdam, The Netherlands  
Recommendations for better permanent refugee housing policy and practice in the EU

Check out what the aims of IFHP at the ISOCARP congress. 
12 Nov. 
IFHP Summit Berlin, Germany in cooperation with BBU
Refugee Housing in the EU session

Check out the programme for the Summit and register

Interested in participating?

LAB 19-20th of October in Deventer
There is a limited amount of seats, but please send a mail to Andreia Fidalgo at the IFHP Team, who will get back to you. We look forward to welcome you to this urgent conversation. 

Presentation at Congress 21-22nd of October in Rotterdam
Join us here as well - To register go to ISOCARP website

More information

Contact IFHP Council member Huibert Haccou or Christina Krog from the IFHP Team.