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​Weekly Mailing  05/12/2011


Ghent peer review 2012 – registrations open

The city of Ghent will host a HABITACT peer review on 8 and 9 March 2012. A background note is available in the Members’ area of the HABITACT website (see Documents section). There are a limited number of places for the peer review, and cities can send a maximum of two delegates. Priority goes to HABITACT cities, and a few cities external to HABITACT will also be invited. Some delegates of the Housing Working Group of FEANTSA will also be present at the meeting. We would invite cities in HABITACT to register before the Xmas holidays in order to have an idea of numbers. To register, send an email to

Time for action on use of the EU Structural Funds from 2014-2020

The EU is currently making decisions on the use of the EU Structural Funds from 2014-2020. The Commission published a package of regulations on the funds in the form of a new Cohesion package in October 2011.  This creates some interesting opportunities for using the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to fight homelessness. The proposal is overall strong in the area of poverty and social exclusion. See the full package hereFEANTSA has prepared a response to this package (see attached), which we hope can help to lobby for homelessness to be a priority in this new framework. We would invite you to send this document to the ESF or ERDF agency in your country. For information contact



Have your say on the European Union Programme on Social Change and Innovation


The EU Programme for Social Change and Innovation (PSCI) is being proposed as an instrument to support employment and social policies. It is part of the Commission's proposal for EU regional, employment and social policy for 2014-2020. Enrico Rossi, president of the Tuscany region and rapporteur for the forthcoming CoR Opinion on an EU Programme for Social Change and Innovation, invites you to provide preliminary feedback on this new EU Programme. See namely question 5) “What do local and regional players understand by social innovation and experimentation? Including in the context of cooperation with third sector and non-profit bodies on projects for inclusion, entry into the world of employment and combating social exclusion, how do you think social innovation and experimentation should be implemented and what are the real social innovation instruments?”   Feel free to submit your opinion here:​




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