CEPI joins the European Housing Forum

The European Housing Forum is an informal platform which 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. Membership to this platform represents another opportunity for CEPI to strengthen the voice of real estate professionals in Brussels.

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).

The European Housing Forum promotes 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.

Hereto, the Forum is a place for exchange and debate. It regularly organises thematic seminars and conferences which are open to all interested parties. It is also a network that allows for discussion on common interests so offering the opportunity to discuss and prepare common positions. Finally, it is a learning platform where representatives from different networks look for complementarity  and use each others knowledge and expertise to finetune serice provision to the respective constituencies.

Member organizations of the European Housing Forum are:
- ACE - The Architects' Council of Europe
- CECODHAS - The European Network for Social Housing Providers
- CEPI - European Council of Real Estate Professions
- COFACE - The Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union
- ENHR - European Network for Housing Research
- Eurocities - The European Network of Major European Cities
- FEANTSA - European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless
- GEFI - European Network of Real Estate Owners and Managers
- IUT - International Union of Tenants
- RHF - Résedau Habitat et Francophonie
- RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- UEPC- European Union of Developers and House Builders