Internationale Mieterallianz

Über IUT

Die IUT ist eine nichtstaatliche Organisation, die 1926 in Zürich in der Schweiz mit dem Ziel gegründet wurde, die Interessen der Mieter zu vertreten und zu schützen. Die IUT ist eine überparteiliche politische Organisation, die nach demokratischen Leitlinien geführt wird.

Der IUT ( Januar 2013) sind 61 Mitgliederverbände in 45 Staaten angeschlossen, davon 36 in Europa. Die IUT hat beim Wirtschafts- und Sozialrat der Vereinten Nationen Beraterstatus.

Der Vorstand der IUT tagt zweimal jährlich. In jedem dritten Jahr findet ein Kongress statt.

Ziele (Auswahl):

  • Zusammenarbeit von Mietern durch Informationsaustausch
  • Durchsetzung des Rechts für alle auf guten Wohnraum, auf ein intaktes und gesundes Wohnumfeld sowie auf eine angemessene, bezahlbare Miete.
  • Wohn- und Mieterdemokratie und Mitbestimmungsrecht
  • Abschaffung von Diskriminierung hinsichtlich von Geschlecht und Rasse oder aus ethnischen oder religiösen Beweggründen
  • Mieterschutz
  • Das Recht zur Organisierung

Aktivitäten der IUT (Auswahl):

  • Informationen über das Internet, Website The Global Tenant; www.iut.nu.
  • The Global Tenant magazine, viermal jedes Jahr, auf englisch und auf französisch und Russische.
  • Seminare
  • Partnerschaften mit UN Gremien, wie der UN-Wirtschaftskommission für Europa, ECE, und dem Zentrum der Vereinten Nationen für Wohnungs- und Siedlungswesen, UNCHS.
    Von einemn Januar 2005, nicht staatliche organisation (NGO) mitglied des Europaraats, Strasbourg.
  • Partnerschaften mit dem Internationalen Verband für Wohnungswesen, Städtebau und Raumordnung (IVWSR) und mit dem Habitat International Coalition, HIC.
  • Partnerschaft im EU-Netzwerk, European Housing Forum, EHF.

Die IUT betrachtet das Wohn- bzw. Mietrecht als ein Grundrecht der Gesellschaft. Daher muss dieses Thema lokal, national und international angegangen werden. Angemessene Wohnverhältnisse sind auch einer der Grundpfeiler für Frieden und Sicherheit in Europa und anderswo in der Welt. Obdachlosigkeit ist ein Faktor, der zu sozialer Ausgrenzung beiträgt.

Die IUT hat sich die Aufnahme von Wohn- und Mietfragen in die Agenda der EU zum Ziel gesetzt. Wohnungs- und Arbeitsmarkt sind Bereiche, die eng miteinander verknüpft sind, und auf EU-Ebene müssen beide als Einheit betrachtet werden. Der Wohnungs- und Mietsektor sollte in einer der EU-Kommissionen vertreten werden.

Für Länder, die sich im Umbruch befinden, müssen spezielle Maßnahmen ergriffen werden.


Berichte, Publikationen und Links

Airbnb in Sydney: Kein Platz mehr für Mieter, Dez. 30 2016

Berlin: Miet-map für Berlin – how much it costs to rent in Berlin – mapped by its metro stations, Jan. 8

Broschüre; Vereinte Mieter!

Charta für Mieter 2001

Das sind Deutschlands teuerste Städte für Mieter, Jan 14 2016

Deutschland: Mieterbund-Direktor Lukas Siebenkotten: 100.000 bezahlbare Wohnungen durch verbesserte steuerliche Förderung geplant, Jan. 28 2016

Deutschland: Mieterbund kritisiert Bundesregierung wegen Mitpreisbremse, June 6 2017

Deutschland: Mieterzeitung April

Deutschland: Wohnwahnsinn: Mieter nutzen Mietpreisbremse nicht, Oct. 6 2016

Immobilienwörterbuch DE-EN

Internationale Mieterkongress 2016

Statuten für die IUT

Schweizer Immobilienmarkt 2017: Mieter gesucht, Märtz

Schweiz: Quadratmeterpreise in Genf doppelt so hoch wie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, April 22

Tenants Unite! Eine internationale Stimme: Mieter-und Wohnungspolitik international: MieterMagazin, MV in Berlin 2014

Österreich, das Land der Mieter, Sept. 7 2016

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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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