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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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Threshold – Solving housing problems, preventing homelessness
October 26 Threshold, 40 years old, organized a conference in Dublin “Reimaging Ireland's future + housing, wealth and inequality.”
Commenting the event, Threshold’s Chairperson Dr Aideen Hayden said: “Threshold was established at a time when discrimination in terms of access to rented accommodation, illegal evictions and poor living conditions were widespread. Unfortunately, not much has changed in the intervening years. Ireland faces severe challenges in dealing with a homelessness crisis caused by a failed rented sector. Moreover, we now have a whole new “generation rent” whose housing future is very uncertain, unless significant steps are taken to secure more social housing and access to affordable rental and purchase schemes. Without significant changes, many Irish people will live in the rented sector for the rest of their lives, a sector that is not fit for purpose. Much of what is happening in Ireland is replicated elsewhere, falling rates of homeownership and rising rates of renting are a feature of many developed European countries. However, we have much to learn from the successes and failures of our European and international counterparts and I look forward to hearing from our panel of national and international speakers.”
“Our conference is not focused on the housing crisis but on asking questions on how we will live in the future, through examining inequality, opportunity and tenure. We are delighted to bring together such a fantastic range of Irish and international expertise to inform our discussions today.”
Threshold chief executive, John-Mark McCafferty added: “There are solutions to our housing crisis – other similar countries do not face the same extent of crisis that we do. However, political will is key to ensuring that the close to 10,000 homeless people find suitable long-term accommodation, and that tenants have affordable, secure and sustainable accommodation throughout all their life stages.
“A home is not just where you live, it’s a place of sanctuary, offering protection from the stresses and strains of daily living. Government investment in housing needs to meet the needs of the population first and investors second. I am looking forward to learning from the experiences of other countries and the insights of our speakers and panellists, which Ireland can build on in developing our housing policies.”
The morning’s keynote address was given by Professor of Public Policy and Director of The Urban Institute at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Mark Stephens. He questioned if lessons from Scotland’s past can inform and shape future thinking. Commenting, he said: “The Irish Government doesn’t have to look too far for effective solutions to the myriad of problems associated with a housing crisis. For example, the Scottish government has committed to making social rented housing a central part of the housing system by ending the ‘Right to Buy’ and financing a 50,000-unit affordable homes programme. Private tenancies have been reformed to provide much greater security and Scotland has the strongest statutory rights for homeless people in the world.”
President of the International Union of Tenants (IUT), Sven Bergenstråhle, speaking for the first time in Dublin, gave an afternoon keynote address on best practice from our European neighbours. He said: “The market has never met, and will never meet, the needs of low- to middle-income households. Therefore, different kinds of subsidies are needed. Past experiences from across the globe point also to a need for greater regulation in the housing market and the need for a balance of interests between landlords and tenants.”
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Threshold – Solving housing problems, preventing homelessness
October 26 Threshold organized Threshold, 40 years old, for 40 years since a conference under the theme “Reimaging Ireland's future + housing, wealth and inequality in Dublin.”
Commenting the event, Threshold’s Chairperson Dr Aideen Hayden said: “Threshold was established at a time when discrimination in terms of access to rented accommodation, illegal evictions and poor living conditions were widespread. Unfortunately, not much has changed in the intervening years. Ireland faces severe challenges in dealing with a homelessness crisis caused by a failed rented sector. Moreover, we now have a whole new “generation rent” whose housing future is very uncertain, unless significant steps are taken to secure more social housing and access to affordable rental and purchase schemes. Without significant changes, many Irish people will live in the rented sector for the rest of their lives, a sector that is not fit for purpose. Much of what is happening in Ireland is replicated elsewhere, falling rates of homeownership and rising rates of renting are a feature of many developed European countries. However, we have much to learn from the successes and failures of our European and international counterparts and I look forward to hearing from our panel of national and international speakers.”
“Our conference today is not focused on the housing crisis but on asking questions on how we will live in the future, through examining inequality, opportunity and tenure. We are delighted to bring together such a fantastic range of Irish and international expertise to inform our discussions today.”
Threshold chief executive, John-Mark McCafferty added: “There are solutions to our housing crisis – other similar countries do not face the same extent of crisis that we do. However, political will is key to ensuring that the close to 10,000 homeless people find suitable long-term accommodation and that tenants have affordable, secure and sustainable accommodation throughout all of their life stages.
“A home is not just where you live, it’s a place of sanctuary, offering protection from the stresses and strains of daily living. Government investment in housing needs to meet the needs of the population first and investors second. I am looking forward to learning from the experiences of other countries and the insights of our speakers and panellists, which Ireland can build on in developing our housing policies.”
This morning’s keynote address was given by Professor of Public Policy and Director of The Urban Institute at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Mark Stephens. He questioned if lessons from Scotland’s past can inform and shape future thinking. Commenting, he said: “The Irish Government doesn’t have to look too far for effective solutions to the myriad of problems associated with a housing crisis. For example, the Scottish government has committed to making social rented housing a central part of the housing system by ending the ‘Right to Buy’ and financing a 50,000-unit affordable homes programme. Private tenancies have been reformed to provide much greater security and Scotland has the strongest statutory rights for homeless people in the world.”
President of the International Union of Tenants (IUT), Sven Bergenstrahle, speaking for the first time in Dublin, gave an afternoon keynote address on best practice from our European neighbours. He said: “The market has never met, and will never meet, the needs of low- to middle-income households, Therefore, different kinds of subsidies are needed. Past experiences from across the globe point to a need for greater regulation in the housing market and the need for a balance of interests between landlords and tenants.”
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2018-10-28  ·  

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