Climate renovation of buildings: lessons from around Europe
To meet its climate targets, the EU must double the speed it is renovating its residential and office buildings. Sweden has already almost completely decarbonised its sector. But it is on its own.
Housing: Cities are becoming unaffordable
In many cities around the world, housing is too expensive. It is a serious problem which the Covid-19 crisis has made worse.
Housing costs in Europe: time to turn the tide
On October 1, the Housing Europe Observatory released its latest report on the state of housing in the EU. As the housing crisis continues to hit people across Europe, concrete action by public authorities remains weak.
Cold housing and polluted cities? Something is changing in the Balkans
Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.
How are young Europeans housed?
Unsanitory housing, risks of poverty or social exclusion – young Europeans are more exposed to them than their elders, though the degree varies between countries.
Palermo and Naples, the most difficult places to find a job according to their citizens
Only 3 percent of the people living in Palermo and 5 percent of those in Naples consider that it is easy to find a job in their city.
How Airbnb lobbies the EU
The short-term property-rental platforms have seen the potential for influence over those EU bodies which are supposed to regulate them, and are now putting resources into it.
Housing exclusion (Abbé Pierre-FEANTSA)
The second overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe (2017) explores housing difficulties, homelessness and evictions across Europe.
Housing market (OECD)
Launched in 2017, the OECD’s affordable housing database compiles all the pertinent data for an analysis of developments in housing markets across Europe.