Association Internationale des Locataires

Au sujet d’IUT

L’IUT est une organisation non gouvernementale fondée en 1926 à Zürich, Suisse, dans le but de préserver les intérêts des locataires. L’IUT est une organisation non politique qui respecte les principes démocratiques.

En Janvier 2013 IUT a 61 membres dans 44 pays, dont 36 en Europe. L’IUT a un statut consultatif après du Conseil Economique et Social de l’ONU.  L´IUT a le statut participatoire avec le Conseil de l’Europe Le conseil d’administration de l’IUT se réunit deux fois par an. Un congrès a lieu tous les trois ans.

L’IUT a notamment les objectifs suivants:

  • Coopération entre les locataires grâce à l’échange d’informations,
  • Satisfaire le droit de tous aussi bien à un logement satisfaisant qu’à un environnement résidentiel sain et non pollué pour un loyer abordable et juste,
  • Démocratie des résidents/locataires et droit de participation aux décisions,
  • Aucune discrimination d´âge, de sexe, de race, de religion, d´ethnie, d´orientation sexuelle et d´appartenance religieuse ou tribale,
  • Garantie de bail, et sécurité de l´occuption du locataires
  • Droit d’association.

L’IUT excerce notamment les activités suivantes:

  • Information sur Internet, site www.iut.nu
  • Un magasin trimestriel, The Global Tenant (Le Locataire Global), en anglais, en français et en russe.
  • Séminaires
  • Participation aux agences de l’ONU telles que la Commission économique pour l’europé des Nations Unies (UNECE) et le Centre des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains (UNCHS).
  • Participation au réseau de l’UE, EHF (Forum Européen du Logement).

L’IUT estime que le logement est l’un des droits fondamentaux de la société, c’est pourquoi il doit faire l’objet d’une attention locale, nationale et internationale. Un logement adéquat est également un garant de paix et de sécurité en Europé et dans le reste du monde. Le fait d’être sans logis est un facteur d’exclusion sociale.

L’IUT vise à porter les questions de logement aux ordres du jour de l’Union européenne. Le logement et l’emploi sont étroitement liés et ils doivent être considérés comme une entité au niveau de l’Union européenne. Les questions de logement doivent être incorporées dans l’une des commissions européennes. Des mesures particulières doivent être prises en ce qui concerne les pays de transition.
Le Secrétariat d’IUT est commandité par l’Union Suédoise des Locataires.


Rapports, liens et publications

Belgique, Bruxelles: 45% des familles en logement social sont monoparentales, juin 6 2017.

Brochure; Locataires Unis!

Charte de locataires 2004

CNL 1916-2016 : un siècle aux côtés des habitants

Good new for renters: New caps to hit Paris region, Juin 2016

La Suisse: Le prix du mètre carré deux fois plus élevé à Genève qu’à La Chaux-de-Fonds, Avril 22 2016

Le droit à un logement convenable 2010

L´Europe en Chiffres

Les loyers sont trop élevés: Nous avons besoin d’un 21e siècle de l’encadrement des loyers. Déclaration du congrès de l’IUT Glasgow, 15 octobre 2016.

Les Politiques Publices en Europe face à láccès au Logement

Les´réclamations collective, Charte sociale europénne 2013

“Pour un contrôle des Loyers du Secteur Privé” Droit au Logement, novembre 2016.

Privatiser le Logement Social? Voyez l’Europe! Septembre 2016.

Statutes de IUT

Une majorité de Tchèques pour la loi sur le logement social, 9 janv 2017.

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IUT at the #Housing2019 conference in Manchester. The Prime Minister's speech.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqKgDb2Ofg4&utm_source=Ocean%20Media%20Group&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10673395_Day%202%20of%20Housing%202019 ... See MoreSee Less

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The winners of the ERHIN awardsFor the third edition of the ERHIN awards, we received a record-breaking number of 86 submissions across five categories from 16 countries, and so, deciding on five winners and finalists was a challenging task for the Jury.

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s European Responsible Housing Award:

Winner of the category “fair financing for housing affordability”:
Place-based anti-speculation housing policies – Barcelona, Spain

Public company Institut Municipal de l’Habitatge i Rehabilitacio (IMHAB), as part of the forward-looking Right to Housing Plan 2016-2025, pursued “place-based anti-speculation housing policies” - which included, among other things, selective acquisition of privately- owned housing units, mobilisation of affordable housing through bilateral agreements with private landlords.

What the Jury liked, Anne Viita (Finnish Union of Tenants):

The Barcelona model is a strong housing planning that can regulate the private market.

Social housing in the center of the city. Innovative aspects to tackle the erosion of the housing stock in gentrified areas.

Replicability: interesting to engage other cities to do the same and inspire the municipalities to solve the problem of evictions.

Increasing the affordable and public housing stock in a city which has a low level of both.

Winner of the category “more than a roof – supporting communities of equal opportunities”
Nettelbeckplatz – An experimental way of renewal a cooperative housing estate in Berlin – Berlin, Germany

Housing Cooperative Berlin Bau- und Wohnungsgenossenschaft von 1892 eG pursued an experimental and innovative renewal of a 1970s social housing complex, which featured adaptations as well as additions/extensions (of modern apartments, ateliers, co- housing solutions for a variety of households), using innovative construction strategies, energy-saving technologies, improving accessibility, expanding common spaces, and supporting the self-organised community.

What the Jury liked, Paulus Jansen (Director Woonbond)

This project is the combination of several measures such as the refurbishment of former housing stock following energy efficiency standards, social and function-mix combining residential with art & crafts studios, shared spaces, and common facilities for seniors and participation of the local community.

The project can serve as a “blue print” for other cooperatives and community- orientated investors.

Provide additional 4.200 m2 of living space generated through the re-design without affecting the size nor the quality of the existing public areas in the court-yard

Holistic approach with strong participation of the residents.

Winner of the category “leaders of innovation, agents of fair energy transition”
Moerwijkzicht Breda, Netherlands

Non-profit organisation Alwel – wants to make their housing complex “future-proof” and initiates a major energy renovation of 241 social rental homes. This involved numerous actions, including complete disconnection from gas, improved insulation and ventilation, increased comfort, decreased consumption, upgrades in lighting and window, new overall aesthetic following a design and color scheme. However, it was the resident involvement and intensive collaboration (diverse mix, ca. 25 different nationalities, and 25 residents designed “floor contact person”) which was the project’s “most significant success factor”.

What the Jury liked, Eddie Jacquemart (President of Confédération National du Logement):

The Moerwijkzicht Breda is one of the first large-scale projects in the Netherlands in which natural gas heating has been replaced by district heating.

The tenants are strongly involved in the project.

The heating requirement of the dwelling has been significantly reduced at the same time; residents pay lower living costs than before the renovation, have a more comfortable home with a healthier indoor climate, and the emission of the building- related CO2 has been reduced to zero.

Winner of the category “building strategic alliances, fostering community participation”
The Kaleidoscope Project – Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France

Public housing company Villeneuve-Saint-Georges OPH acknowledged structural challenges in the area and vulnerable residents in the community. They also recognised the need to evolve their decision-making processes, by involving tenants more fully, in fact, by pursuing a “100% participation” policy. Practically this means prioritisation of projects, exchange of ideas, conversational walks, participatory work-camp, amongst other actions.

What the Jury liked, Lenka Tarabová (Assossiation of Tenants of the Czech Republic – SON)

The Kaleidoscope Project allowed strong resident empowerment in one of the most challenged areas in Ile de France (56% social housing, 38% of household below poverty line, difficult location because of a lot of traffic).

Favour social mix and cohesion through sports activities, like the co-construction of a city stadium, or the play areas for young children or the collective practices that benefit the environment (creation of a shared garden).

Creating opportunities and institutional structures for comprehensive participation of tenants and stakeholders for the new project design. The application is very transparent and well documented.

With the ERHIN trophy, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges OPH hopes to experiment more by attracting the attention of artists, architects, sociologists, urban planners, etc. who wish to participate and contribute to new ideas.

Winner of the category “empowering the team, addressing employees changing needs”
Power to the People – empowering the team to improve services – Torino, Italy

Public body ATC del Piemonte Centrale underwent a strategic repositioning of the organisation, which involved comprehensive training of 100 staff members, as well as redefining dialogue with stakeholders, implementing new procedural and managerial methods, and service-oriented approaches.

What the Jury liked, Barbara Steenbergen (Head of EU liaison office, IUT)

Change management by strong resident’s and staff involvement, concentrating on multiple issues:
1) Preventing and managing late payments;
2) Common regulations and methods for improving effectiveness and efficiency in service and supply contracts, organize training for workers in order to create more staff with managerial skills
3) Managing maintenance requirements of the housing estates together with the residents. Ordinary maintenance jobs have been redefined by assigning €500,000 per year to repairs carried out autonomously by residents.

In a difficult context for social housing as in Italy, this project can inspire a change all over the country as it’s exportable.

An impression of the ERHIN Jury:

The ERHIN Awards is very well organized. It is important to highlight good practices. I am surprised by the number of quality projects submitted and the amount of solidarity in different parts of Europe.

We would like to thank for the possibility to be part of a panel of experts. Every new challenge is of benefit to us. We were allowed, at least virtually, to visit the various corners of Europe and see a lot of humanity.

This is a tool to show in different countries that you can make things happen if you want to. There is no need to invent new things, but be inspired by projects that work well and have positive results. Tenants are an important part of every community - tenants make cities! The ERHIN initiative shows how to make their lives happier, more comfortable, and more social.

If you have any questions regarding the Awards, please contact us:
Barbara Steenbergen and Ilaria D’Auria
Internationa Union of Tenants (IUT) Phone: +32 2 513 07 84
barbara.steenbergen@iut.nu
brussels@iut.nu
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