Cooperation through the “Urban Agenda for the EU” Housing Partnership Action Plan


Cooperation through the “Urban Agenda for the EU” Housing Partnership Action Plan

Policies and regulations
Urban Design
Promotion and production
Ownership and tenure

Main objectives of the project


  • 2018:


  • Promotor: City of Vienna
  • Promotor: City of Lisbon
  • Promotor: City of Riga
  • Promotor: Scottish Cities Alliance
  • Promotor: City of Poznan
  • Promotor: Government of Slovakia
  • Promotor: EUROCITIES
  • Promotor: Government of Latvia
  • Promotor: Government of Luxembourg
  • Promotor: Government of the Netherlands
  • Promotor: Government of Slovenia
  • Promotor: European Commission (DG REGIO and contributions from DG NEAR and DG EMPL)
  • Promotor: International Union of Tenants
  • Promotor: European Investment Bank
  • Promotor: Faculty for Urban Studies, Science Po – Paris Institute of Political Sciences
  • Promotor: Housing Europe


Continent: Europe


The Housing Partnership of the Urban Agenda for the EU used an evidence-based and consultative process, enhancing knowledge and promoting action to improve legal and financial conditions for EU cities to invest in new or renovated affordable housing.

The Partnership involved representatives of EU Member States, cities, housing providers and tenants, as well as EU institutions and programmes. The partners prepared papers on ten selected themes and consulted extensively with the public, as well as with the European Commission and Parliament.

The EU Housing Partnership Action Plan proposed several key actions. These included improving support and policy guidance to develop European affordable housing, EU-level dialogue on housing matters, reformed funding structures or state aid rules, and improved housing issue monitoring through the European Semester process.