Carbon Neutral Social Housing: Challenges Post2020

Welcome to the Social Green mid-term event: Carbon Neutral Social Housing in Europe Post 2020- Challenges and Opportunities. A prestige group of keynotes will present their views on opportunities and challenges for carbon neutral social housing from regional, national and European perspectives. The Conference will take place on the 26th of March in the famous Casa da Musica in Porto (Portugal):

26 March, Porto: Carbon Neutral Social Housing in Europe Post 2020- Challenges and Opportunities

9:00 Welcome coffee and registration
09:30 Opening – Presidency of CCDR-N
09:40 Presentation of the Social Green project – Ryan Weber, NORDREGIO
10:00 Greening the Social Housing Sector in Norte: A Regional Agenda – Pedro Mója, CCDR-N and Paulo Conceicao, University of Porto
10:20 Challenges and Opportunities – session moderated by Fernando Gomes, CCDR-Speakers:
-Challenges for Carbon Neutral Social Housing: a Portuguese Perspective, Vasco Freitas, University of Porto
-Challenges for Carbon Neutral Social Housing: a European Perspective, Sorcha Edwards, Housing Europe
-Opportunities for Carbon Neutral Social Housing: EU Energy Policy and Post-2020 Perspectives, Paula Rey García, DG ENER
-Opportunities for Carbon Neutral Social Housing: EU Cohesion Policy and Post-2020 Perspectives, Radoslav Liptak, DG REGIO
11:40 Panel Discussion
12:30 Closure – Ana Pinho, Secretary of State for Housing, Portuguese Government (tbc)

This is an open seminar but with limited seating, so please register through this link as soon as possible (latest by 20 March): REGISTRATION

Social green Project “Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector” is oriented to jointly tackling the topic of housing deprivation and energy efficiency in the scope of social housing sector towards a lower carbon economy. In this context the overall objective of the project is to improve regional policy instruments targeting the link between social housing sector and fuel poverty with green building interventions considering policy, institutional, financial and technical levels.