ROOF advocacy workshop
Objectives of this workshop:
- general overview of the `state of the art´ interplay of the right to adequate housing and the EU framework.
- identify key messages to raise towards the EU institutions on homelessness and housing for the European Advocacy strategy.
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome by Lead Partner Patricia Vanderbauwhede, URBACT programme expert Laura Colini and URBACT Advocacy Expert Maite Arrondo
10:05 - 10:10 General overview of the EU Advocacy Plan, Q&A by Maite Arrondo
10:10 - 10:40 Presentation and discussion, “Housing Rights must be respected and promoted by EU Institutions for the Benefit of EU citizens” , focus on EU Economic governance and financial supervision, by Prof. Padraic Kenna, Galway University & Questions
10:40 - 10:45 Video from International Union of Tenants on the impact of the COVID crisis on people living on rental.
10: 45 - 11:15 Draft Report “Access to decent and affordable housing for all” of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament, by MEP Kim Van Sparrentak & Questions
11:15 - 11:25 Mini break
11:25 - 11:45 Homelessness and the financialisation of housing: the role of human rights´, by Méabh Temple, Master in Human Rights and Democratisation & Questions
11:45 -12:00 Take this time to fill in this survey on advocacy at local level
13:30 - 13:50 Overview of the local experiences in advocacy about homelessness and the right to housing (Survey results) & Questions
13:50 - 14:05 Wrap up of the 3 presentations and some examples of advocacy messages on homelessness & housing. (Maite Arrondo)
14:05 - 14:45 Divided into two groups, 20´guided discussions on proposal of messages for doing advocacy at EU level (using MIRO wall):“Housing Rights must be respected and promoted by EU Institutions for the Benefit of EU citizens: focus on EU Economic governance and financial supervision” ( Briefing paper and presentation by Prof. Kenna)
“Homelessness and the financialisation of housing: the role of human rights” (Méabh Temple) and the Draft Report “Access to decent and affordable housing for all” (MEP Kim Van Sparrentak)
14:45 - 15:00 Feedback and conclusions