When:  Thursday 3rd July 2014 – from 09h00 to 18h00
Where: La Cité du Soleil – Château de Versailles
Working language: EN/FR/DE/IT


Between new constructions and refurbishment plans, how urban areas must adapt to be accessible, sustainable and in line with the new lifestyles? What are the new responses and solutions that the social housing sector should give?

These are some of the questions, which the audience and the speakers will try to asnwer during the international conference on the theme of social and affordable housing and the city of tomorrow, organised on

 Thursday 3rd July 2014 – from 09h00 to 18h00 at the Cité du Soleil – Château de Versailles

The debate will be organised in two panels:

  • the first dedicated to the role of social and affordable housing providers within the urban context to better understand the challenges that cities of tomorrow will be facing;
  • the second will be focusing on the work carried out by the POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero TaskForces and to CECODHAS Housing Europe Award ceremony.

Beside the official award issued by the SDE2014 Committee, a Team of Jurors coordinated by CECODHAS Housing Europe, composed by high-level Social Housing Experts including Directors of both National Federations and Local Housing Companies, Technical & Building Physics Experts and Specialists in Housing Regeneration Programmes, Fuel Poverty and innovative approaches to working with low income and vulnerable households, will award the “CECODHAS Housing Europe Award – For a Fair Energy Transition in the EU”.

This award will be based on usability and affordability (both in the construction and use-phase) criteria from the perspective of the residents and the providers. This mix of Jurors’ skills and competences will assure that the evaluation of the proposed projects will be made from different angles and therefore that usability and affordability criteria from the perspective of the residents and the providers will be reflected in the jury’s choice.

To register, please send an email to Alessandro Cesale with your details at alessandro.cesale@housingeurope.eu by 20 June 2014.