Housing Europe - European Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

9.5 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Housing Europe - European Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing   (CECODHAS)

    EU Transparency Register

    794469327833-17 First registered on 24 Jul 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Established in 1988, it is a network of 46 national and regional federations which together gather about 43,000 public, social and cooperative housing providers in 25 countries. Altogether they manage around 25 million homes.

    Social, public and co-operative housing providers have a vision of a Europe which provides access to decent and affordable housing for all in communities which are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential.

    The Housing Europe Observatory is the research branch of the Federation and point of reference for facts, figures and key trends in the field of public, cooperative and social housing across Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    Our organisation follows all legislative initiatives which have an indirect or direct impact on housing related to its thematically structured Working Committees, namely Urban, Social, Energy & Construction, Finance and Research.


    Head Office
    Square de Meeûs 18
    Brussels 1050
    EU Office
    Square de Meeûs 18
    Brussels 1050


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 02 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Julien DIJOL 04 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Mr Michail Goudis 11 Nov 2017 10 Nov 2018

    Complementary Information

    Housing Europe established a Secretariat in Brussels in 2001. Since then the team has been steadily expanding. It is responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day running of the organization. It is structured in three main departments: Policy Formulation and Lobbying, Communication and Research.

    Sorcha Edwards - Secretary General

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Housing Europe is member of Co-operative Housing International as part of the International Co-operative Alliance. We are also members of the Social Platform, the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector. At the same time, Housing Europe is represented in Cooperatives Europe, in Finance Watch while it's also a member of the Coalition for Energy Savings.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Public financing, Donations, EU funding, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Locataires 46,268€
    Contribution Membres de Housing Europe 458,212€
    Contribution Commission européenne 248,841€
    Contribution Organisations 49,441€
    Grant Horizon 2020, Agency: CINEA 132,860€
    Grant Horizon 2020, Agency: HADEA 100,487€
    Grant Horizon 2020, Agency: REA 15,494€

    Other financial info

    The EU projects we participated in during year 2021:
    DRIVE 0

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Social economy#Urban#URBAN Intergroup

    Communication activities

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of our network. We will mark this milestone in Paris on 20th June with our Annual Conference, which will focus on financing under these tough macro-economic circumstances.

    On June 21st, we will also present a new strategy for 2023–2026 at the General Assembly, which we are co–hosting with L'Union Sociale Pour L'Habitat.

    Within the framework of The Affordable Housing Initiative, 2023 will also be the year in which we will focus on the consolidation of all resources to maximise access to information on sources of finance as well as emerging successful social and technical approaches to scale up de-carbonisation.

    Our Observatory’s 2023 bi-annual State of Housing Report, now under preparation based on your feedback, will set the scene in Paris, providing a reality check of the impact of inflation and on-going war on our work.

    The fourth International Social Housing Festival will bring together the growing number of international social, public, cooperative and community-led housing colleagues on the 7 -9 June in Barcelona.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    17 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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