This year, CoHabitat Network organises the Collaborative Housing Day at the International Social Housing Forum (ISHF) in Finland.

Several roundtables and networking activities will be organised by different CoHabitat partners on Wednesday, June 15, at the Central Library Oodi, in Helsinki.

Target group: Housing professionals, community and project leaders (including local initiatives), representatives of local authorities and professional housing associations, researchers and students from across the world, representatives of organisations able to provide finance for collaborative housing, as well as EU institutions and anyone interested in learning about community-led and non-speculative housing provision.

Event description:

  1. Introduction of the day: Why a Collaborative Housing day? Why is Collaborative Housing important?
  2. Collaborative Housing in the Pandemic Era
  3. Community Land Trusts and Social Housing: Collaborating for the Right to Housing
  4. “Speed-dating” with collaborative housing projects and networks
  5. Co-Lab Mapping project: a visualisation tool for collaborative housing in Europe
  6. Finance frameworks for collaborative housing in Central and South-East Europe: pioneering and scaling up housing development funds
  7. Collaborative Housing in the Global South

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Free registration with the festival registration form.


Cooperative Housing International CHI promotes cooperative housing as an economic and social solution to the problem of providing shelter. It aims to demonstrate the successes and best practices of housing cooperatives throughout the world and raises awareness about the potential of housing co-ops as widely as possible.

Co-Lab Research Located in the Department of Management in the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, at the Delft University of Technology, Co-Lab Research is a research group working on the development, discussion and valorisation of knowledge on Collaborative Housing.

European Community Land Trust Network The network gathers a wide variety of actors actively developing the Community Land Trust (CLT) model, either directly working with CLTs, networks of CLTs, or supporting the creation of new CLTs, with the aim of being the voice of the European CLT movement.

Global Platform for the Right to the City The GPR2C is an open, flexible, diverse network of civil society and local government organizations committed to political action and social change through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of the Right to the City at all levels, paying special attention to people and communities affected by exclusion and marginalization.

Habitat International Coalition Through solidarity, networking and support for social movements and organizations, HIC struggles for social justice, gender equality, and environmental sustainability, and works in the defence, promotion and realization of human rights related to housing and land in both rural and urban areas.

International Institute for Environment and Development IIED is an independent research organisation that aims to deliver positive change on a global scale through rigorous research that helps to drive progress, support sustainable development and protect the environment.

MOBA Housing SCE MOBA is a network of pioneering housing cooperatives from Belgrade, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague and Zagreb promoting an innovative and anti-speculative cooperative housing model for the region, providing solutions to the challenges of housing affordability and accessibility.

UrbaMonde UrbaMonde is a French-swiss international cooperation NGO which promotes community-driven processes in the fields of participatory planning, neighbourhood improvement and housing. It facilitates the CoHabitat Network to disseminate community-led housing worldwide.

World Habitat World Habitat is an independent charity working internationally to help bring the best housing to the people who need it the most. World Habitat is the organizer of the annual World Habitat Awards rewarding inspiring initiatives from across the world and providing opportunities for peer learning.