Within the frame of the conference „Ways to affordable Housing” of the German NetworkRenting & Housing, Sept.
16 & 17 in Berlin, Humboldt University <GERMAN PROGRAM HERE> housing right
internationalists are organizing workshops dealing with critical views on Habitat III and political proposals for the regulation of financialized
real estate corporations.
With the support of
Heinrich-Böll-Foundation we were able to invite activists from India and
Catalonia. Also the German NGO Forum Environment & Development is
supporting the meetings in the German capital, which recently has suffered much
from fast rent increases and gentrification. Regional elections will take place
just one day after the conference, and housing is a major issue in the
contents are provisional
Workshops Fri, Sept. 16
15:00h to 19:00h
Housing – human right or financial
International struggles for the right
to housing and land
Within this workshop we will present and discuss
demands prepared by the Intrenational Working Group on market regulation and
market alternatives at Habitat III during the past months. Our aim is to
confront Habitat III in Quito with an improved set of international demands. We
hope to be able to use this occasion as a starting point for a better targeted
and effective international networking among urban social movements,
15 h: Housing for People, not for Profit!
Critical voices on Habitat III. Grassroot struggles
for the Right to Housing.
KEYNOTE: Shivani Chaudry, Habitat International Coalition
South Asia (HIC) , Delhi The „New Urban Agenda” and the Human Rights
.Critical positions of on HIC on Habitat III. Right to land, housing, city from
an Indian point of view.
17 h: Social regulation of real estate markets
International dialogues on housing right movements and
KEYNOTE: Santi Mas de Xaxàs Faus and
Luis Manuel Sanmartín Cava, Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH),
Barcelona: Mortgage and housing struggles in Spain. The grass root initiative for a social housing law in
Catalonia. What’s next?
Introductions to the International Working Group: Knut
Unger, Witten Tenants Association/ Habitat Net
Moderation: Klaus Teschner, trialog
Workshops Sat., Sept. 10:00h to ca.
Headwind against Property Corps
Social movements‘ and political demands responding to the
business models of financialized real estate companies and transnational
presentations of movements and networks which organize against the
business of (multinational) real estate corporations (English/German
of legal instruments responding to the business models of financialized
landlords in Germany. Impulse: Knut Unger, Witten Tenatns
Association/Habitat Net. (German discussion with translations into
for organizing, action and campaigning.
After ca. 13h: TENANTS AND BANK
TENANTS UNITED AGAINST TTIP!
The Initiators of the workshop will join the big protest against TTIP.
For the reasons see: