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The picture shows a Roma family composed by father, mother and three children who are sat on big cushions inside their home
© Consiglio d'Europa/Sandro Weltin

Housing Forum, Europe and Central Asia. Budapest 04-06 April 2011

Organized by the Habitat for Humanity International, the first European - Central Asian Housing Forum will take place in Budapest (Hungary) from 4 till 6 April 2011.

Among the partner organizer associations there are the International Federation of Red Cross, the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), and the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe).

The major themes of the conference include:

(1) Housing sector challenges resulting from the economic and environmental crises and responses in the region;

(2) Climate change, energy efficiency and disaster mitigation or response;

(3) Housing rights, housing policy and advocacy – concerning the roles of networking, coordination of information-sharing among various organizations, education and employment;

(4) Region-specific concerns and contextual approaches;

(5) Vulnerable and marginalized population: concerns and challenges facing the poor in the region - the Roma population in Central Europe.

Registration deadline: 1 March 2011

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