The European Housing Forum was created in 1997, following the adoption of a resolution on the social aspect of housing by the European Parliament. Its members are all major international or European organisations working in the area of housing, representing consumers, providers, professionals and researchers.
The Forum is a place for exchange and debate. It regularly organises thematic seminars and conferences which are open to all interested parties.
We promote the importance of the housing sector in Europe by creating awareness amongst EU policy makers about the impact of a growing number of EU decisions on domestic housing policies.
The chair of the EHF is currently held by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Union of Tenants (IUT).
Housing & the EU
Whilst Housing is not a competence of the EU, many EU proposals and legislation directly impact upon it (e.g. the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Services of General Interest and the Construction Products Directive).