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The countdown has begun for the first Housing Forum Europe and Central Asia. Habitat for Humanity is co-organizing this event with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the United Nations Development Programme. The Forum will take place 4-6 April in Budapest, Hungary.

The Housing Forum Europe and Central Asia is a solution-oriented event seeking to set an agenda for sustainable housing in the region. Already, leading housing organizations and housing experts have committed their support and will assemble there to address the major challenges facing the region in order to develop a common vision for future housing across Europe and Central Asia. Such a gathering represents an excellent opportunity for the exchange of ideas, mutual learning, and coalition- and consensus-building between those committed to the cause of sustainable housing.

Keynote speakers will open the Forum with a panel discussion to frame the four themes of the conference: Housing and political agenda; Housing vulnerabilities, Housing beyond the crises and Housing and human development. Later in the first day, experts in each of these four areas will facilitate roundtable discussions to introduce the content and engage delegates in a lively exchange of views.

Unlike other conferences, the Housing Forum will provide an opportunity for delegates to present 90-minute break-out sessions on days two and three of the Forum. Topics should be related to one of the four Housing Forum tracks and may be presented in the form of workshops, presentations or roundtable discussions. If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity, please:

1) Register to attend the Forum as a Contributor/Facilitator.

2) Submit a title and brief description of your session and the track in which it could appear.

3) Pay the registration fee. Contributors receive a 20% discount.

Presenting a break-out session is not required for attendance at the Forum. If you would like to register as a delegate without making a presentation, you may also register here. We look forward to seeing you at the Forum.

Any questions may be directed to the Housing Forum Team at

What is next?
Habitat wants people not only to read about poverty housing but do something to fight it. You can support Habitat’s work in Europe and Central Asia in a number of ways. Here are some examples:

• Visit our donations page to support projects in Europe and Central Asia.
• Go to country profile pages to learn about other programs in Europe and Central Asia.

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