A European agenda for housing policy

Since the Great recession, housing has become an increasingly important topic in Europe. Affordable housing is a question of democracy, argues Julien Dijol of Housing Europe – and a crucial factor driving economic prosperity, social cohesion and local development. Today, housing policy takes place on the national and municipal levels only. Julien Dijol explains how EU institutions can play an “enabling” role in a European housing policy that works for all, and why the upcoming EU elections matter.