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European Conference                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Housing Rights: from Theory to Practice
Barcelona, Spain 6 May 2010


University of Barcelona
Associació Prohabitatge


The conference is the highlight of the Housing Rights Watch project for 2010, which is a European network of interdisciplinary groups of associations, lawyers and academics who are committed to promoting the right to housing to all.

The goal of the conference is to explore the theoretical background to housing rights at the international, at the European and at the national level, to share experience on the practical implementation of housing rights and to provide a forum for existing and potential correspondents of the Housing Rights Watch network.


Programme (PDF): English, Catalan, Spanish


1. Framework for Housing Rights at the International and European Level
2. National Instruments to Enforce Housing Rights
3. NGOs and Housing Rights
4. Practical Cases on Housing Rights


Padraic Kenna, National University of Ireland, Galway

Overview of existing international instruments and recent developments-background to housing rights: limitations and opportunities for use


Régis Brillat, Secretariat of the Social Charter

Council of Europe level: the European Social Charter, the collective complaints mechanism and the role of the Commissioner for Human Rights


Michail Beis, EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Discrimination in access to housing. An EU perspective


Guillem Fernàndez, Associació ProHabitatge

Housing Rights Watch in Spain (in Spanish)


Christian Perl, BAWO

Practical Cases on Housing Rights in Austria


Noemí Hernàndez, Associació ProHabitatge

Practical Cases on Housing Rights in Catalonia (in Spanish)