Study visit in Vienna – what can the Affordable Housing Initiative learn from the Austrian capital?


Are you working in the field of social housing renovation?

Join a practical study visit to Vienna, Austria to:

  • discover successful gentle urban renewal projects leading to sustainable, socially mixed, and resilient urban quarters,
  • learn about the unique social housing model of Vienna and citizens dialogue processes,
  • meet the local experts behind the scenes who make it possible.


The objective of this study tour is to provide practical insights on renovation of large, mixed-use, mixed-income social and affordable housing districts.

Organised by the European Affordable Housing Consortium project and hosted by the city of Vienna, this study visit focuses on learning about social and affordable housing in Austria, the different support mechanisms, citizen engagement approaches, and successfully implemented projects.

The study visit takes place a day after the Affordable Housing Initiative Boot Camp. Participants are welcome to attend this event as well. Find more information here.


  • Representatives of local authorities, representatives of social or affordable housing providers, employees of SMEs working with affordable and social housing renovation.
  • Participants’ organisations should be based in Single Market Programme (SMP) countries
  • Participants should be planning or implementing renovation projects, preferably at district level.


A more detailed programme will be uploaded shortly.


Travel and accommodation fees can be reimbursed up to 500 EUR/person based on supporting documents.


If you are interested in participating, please complete this application form with a few questions regarding your motivation to participate.

The deadline to apply is 24th of July 2023, 18h00 Brussels time.

Please note that the number of participants is limited, therefore your participation is not guaranteed. The applications will be evaluated based on candidates’ motivation submitted via application form and respecting the deadline. Priority will be given to participants who have not previously benefited from the project travel support.

The study visit will be held in English.

Apply here


Coordinated by Housing Europe and co-funded by the European Union’s Single Market Programme, the goal of the project is to support social housing providers, public authorities, and SMEs to deliver social and affordable housing district renovations, which include innovative features, such as the use of smart and circular technologies and new approaches created and managed jointly with the local communities.

More information here.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Elina Sergejeva at and Bénédicte Weber at