Unión Internacional de Inquilinos

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La IUT (inglés:International Union of Tenants, IUT) es una Organización No Gubernamental fundada en 1926 en Zurich, Suiza, para defender los intereses de los inquilinos. La IUT es una organización no partidaria que trabaja bajo formas democráticas.
La IUT tiene (2008) 58 organizaciones miembros en 44 países, de los cuales 33 son europeos. La IUT tiene estatus de organización consultora en el Consejo Social y Económico de la ONU.

La dirección de la IUT se reúne dos veces por año. El Congreso se celebra cada tres años.

Sus objetivos incluyen:

  • Cooperación entre inquilinos compartiendo información.
  • Satisfacer los derechos de todos con una vivienda confortable en un entorno saludable y sin ruidos con un alquiler accesible y justo.
  • Democracia entre los inquilinos y derecho a participación.
  • Igualdad de oportunidades (no discriminación) independientemente del sexo, raza, pertenencia étnica y credo religioso de cada uno.
  • Garantía de permanencia.
  • Derecho a organizarse.

Las actividades de IUT incluyen:

  • Información por Internet con la página web The Global Tenant; www.iut.nu
  • The Global Tenant compartimiento trimestrial en inglés y en francés
  • Seminarios.
  • Participación en agencias de la ONU, como por ejemplo la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para Europa, Cepe; y el Centro de las Naciones Unidas para la Estudios sobre la Vivienda, UNCHS (UN Center for Human Settlements).
  • Participación en la Federación Internacional de Vivienda y Urbanismo, FIBU y en la Coalición Internacional de la Vivienda, HIC (Habitat International Coalition).
  • Participación en la red de la EU Foro Europeo de la Vivienda, EHF (European Housing Forum).

UII considera que la vivienda es uno de los derechos fundamentales en la sociedad, por lo que debe ser centro de la atención local, nacional e internacional. Una vivienda digna es, además, una de las salvaguardas de la paz y la seguridad en Europa y por lo demás, también en el mundo. La falta de un techo donde cobijarse es uno de los factores de la marginación social.
IUT y ses miembros promueve a Carta de Inquilinos, también disponible en
espanol en el pagina web de IUT.

IUT tiene por objetivo llevar el debate sobre la vivienda a la orden del día de la Unión Europea. La vivienda y el empleo están estrechamente unidos y deben ser considerados como una entidad. El problema de la vivienda debe ser incorporado en una de las comisiones de la UE. Para los países en transición se deben tomar medidas especiales


Informes, enlaces y publicaciones

Barcelona necessita un sindicat de llogaters, 7 nov 2016

Carta de inquilinos 2001

El alquiler es demasiado elevado: Necesitamos un control del alquiler. Declaración del Congreso del IUT 2016

El derecho a una vivienda adecuada, Derechos Humanos, April 2010

España: Alquileres vitalicios y precios regulados: los sindicatos de inquilinos llegan a España, mayo 12 2017

I want to rent in Catalonia

Informe Europeo de la Vivienda, 2011

IUT, Magnus Hammar: “Las leyes se hacen con la idea de que los inquilinos son unos perdedores” Oct. 12 2015

“París y Berlín protegen el arrendatario ante incrementos desmesurados del alquiler” 2016

Plenty of eager renters but not enough housing in Spain, March 10 2015

Spain, Barcelona: L’habitatge, un dret com una casa. Reptes per millorar l’accés a un habitatge digne, con el Alcaldessa de Barcelona Ada Colau, Max Gigling y IUT Magnus Hammar, en YouTube, Oct.24 2016

Spain, Catalonia: El Govern implantarà un índex de referència de les rendes de lloguer per ”modular” els increments ”exagerats”, enero 17 2017

Spanish housing policies, 2007

 

 

 

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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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