IUTs Chiara Massarotto to speak on Youth and Housing at European Week of Regions and Cities

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the PES Group participatory lab will hold a seminar on Local solutions for housing – Affordable, social & sustainable.

IUTs policy officer, Chiara Massarotto, will speak on the subject of Youth & housing.
Chiara Massarotto graduated in International and Diplomatic Affairs at the University of Bologna. She is specialized in EU social and environmental policies and has professional experience both at the European and international levels. By representing tenants, she commits to ensuring an inclusive green transition and a more sustainable and social Europe.

About the event:

Housing is a human right that must be guaranteed to everybody. But today, more than 80 million individuals, among which many young people, are affected by the lack of affordable housing in Europe. The housing emergency is a long-term challenge, but the effects of the recent crises have made this problem an urgent matter that requires progressive responses.

Local and regional authorities must be recognised and supported by the European Union in their crucial role in addressing the housing shortages in a sustainable way despite the lack of financing. To strengthen Europe’s cohesion and build a socially just and inclusive recovery, we need to make sure that every citizen benefits from decent, affordable, and sustainable housing.

Through this Progressive Local Lab that will take place during the European Week of Regions and Cities, following the implementation of the PES Group campaign #HousingForAll and in the framework of the European Year of Youth, we want to put forward concrete ideas to support different housing policies in the future.

Participants, mainly progressive young local and regional politicians, will be divided into different groups to prepare recommendations on four key topics: social housing, sustainable housing, emergency housing, and youth & housing. With the support of experts and PES Group members, they will develop a joint declaration to be presented at the forthcoming PES Group meeting on the same day.

On Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 9.30 – 11.00 CEST

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