The UNESCO Chair on the Right Housing (University Rovira i Virgili) and the Housing Rights Watch network of FEANTSA organised the International Conference on 'Ensuring the effective exercise of the right to housing in the EU', in Tarragona (Spain) on the 27th and 28th April 2017.
This International Conference brought together national and international academics, experts, practitioners and regulators in order to discuss fundamental legal issues concerning affordable access to housing and right to housing for the homeless, such as housing tenures and human rights, evictions and homelessness in Europe, homeownership and mortgages, evictions, tenancies and intermediate tenures, right to housing and homelessness and European instruments, policies and jurisprudence.
Papers were presented during the parallel sessions in the Conference.
We would like to focus on the two following plenaries:
“Evictions and homelessness in Europe”
Chair: Feek Spinnewijn, Director of FEANTSA
- Dr. Padraic Kenna, Univ. of Galway, HRW correspondent. Evictions: housing rights and homelessness in Europe
- Koldo Casla-Salazar, Researcher on the right to housing, Amnesty International Spain. Evicted Rights: Right to housing and evictions in Spain
"Strategic litigation in the area of housing rights in Europe"
Chair: María José Aldanas, FEANTSA Policy Officer and HRW Coordinator.
- Javier Rubio, attorney at CAES. Preliminary rulings before the ECJ.
- Irene Escorihuela, DESC Observatory. Use of art 39 before the ECHR and the decision on the interim measure.
- Marie Rothhahn and Sarah Coupechoux, Fondation Abbe Pierre. Legal cases to contribute to the right to housing in France.
You can see full Programme here.
EU Housing Rights
Right to housing