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Habitantes de Europa


Appeal to the States General for the Right Housing and living conditions

In order to work out the content and objectives of European States general in the last term of 2007, as well as come up with possible joint actions, we would like to invite you to participate in a preparatory meeting :

The Rise of the Communal Movement in Russia

Since the new Housing Code was put into practice on 1st 1anuary 2006 and reforms have accelerated in the field of communal housing, protest actions have proliferated and are spreading to more and more regions.

Budapest: demonstration against racist evictions

  Organized by the Foundation of Romas' Civic Rights a demonstration has taken place in Budapest on Friday 9 December against evictions, segregation and racism. Together with roma families of the so called "dzsumbuj" of 9th district of Budapest, directly touched by the forced evictions also no roma hungarians have participated at the event.

Details and Comments on the Rue de la Banque Victory

Clarifications and comments on the Rue de la Banque victory An agreement was signed Friday, December 14 2007 for the rehousing of 374 Rue de la Banque homeless families. The agreement was between the city housing minister and the housing organizations CAL, CDSL, and DAL along with the representatives of the homeless.

Fighting against property speculation in the streets of Moscow

Throughout the whole of the summer of 2007, the Russian capital has been the scene of pitched battle in at least 15 neighbourhoods. As property speculation takes off, the inhabitants group together in committees to defend their houses against the so-called “high density construction” (uplotnitelniy zastroiki), or building of new apartment blocks, mostly with the aim of speculating (shopping centres or housing for the elite).

Plataforma por una Vivienda Digna (‘Platform for decent housing’), Spain

The PVD emerged almost four years ago in Madrid, bringing together various collectives and neighbourhood and private associations concerned with the growing difficulty of finding a home in the city.

The Russian housing movement at the end of 2006

A year ago, on the 1st January 2006, a new housing code came into operation in the Russian Federation. One year later, what is the current position on the right to housing and efforts to ensure that it is respected?