We are pleased to announce the Conference “Social housing in contemporary Europe: Extending the scope of comparative research and addressing most recent changes” which will take place on 19-21 April, in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.


5 March 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
15 March 2017: Notifications of abstract acceptation

Conference registration: 1 February – 31 March 2017
The intention of this conference is to offer an opportunity for a highly qualified discussion on social housing in contemporary Europe, which (1) considers its multiple acceptations and models, (2) integrates countries that are underrepresented in international literature and (3) addresses the most recent changes in social housing policy models, management and financing.
Submissions on the following themes are particularly welcome:

1. Social housing in Southern Europe and in other European countries under-represented in international literature.

2. Social/affordable housing ‘by other means’: legacies from previous policy models (e.g. social homeownership, cooperative housing, etc.), new policy instruments based on intermediate tenures and other new techniques.

3. Main changes in the demand for social housing, in this segment’s role and in related policy and management models, after the Global Financial Crisis.

4. Financing social housing: recent shifts, sustainability issues, mobilization of private finance – new trends and already accumulated evidence.

5. The future of social housing in Italy (special session)
The conference represents the concluding scientific event of the research project Redesigning Social Housing against Poverty in Europe (RESHAPE), funded by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in 2014-2017. It aims to offer the opportunity for a qualified discussion on the themes presented above. It is organized in two days (plus one morning dedicated to a special session on social housing in Italy).
The discussion will consist in a mix of session presentations, roundtables and keynotes. It will include presentations elicited by this call for papers, presentations of the main findings from the RESHAPE project and a number of keynote talks.
Follow the abstract submission system (starting on 22 January):
Massimo Baldini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Dmitri Boreiko (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Teresa Costa Pinto (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)
József Hegedüs (Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest)
Joris Hoekstra (TU Delft)
Martin Lux (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Juan Antonio Módenes Cabrerizo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Michelle Norris (University College Dublin)
Montserrat Pareja Eastaway (University of Barcelona)
Teresio Poggio (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Irene Ponzo (Forum of International and European Research on Immigration, Turin)
Kathleen Scanlon (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Christine Whitehead (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Dmitri Boreiko
Teresio Poggio
Website http://www.socialhousing.eu/conference.html
Email: reshape@socialhousing.eu

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