Who are we?


Coordinated by Housing Europe and co-funded by the European Union’s Single Market Programme, Energy Cities, Eurocities, the European Construction, Built Environment and Energy Efficient Building Technology Platform (ECTP), GNE Finance and its affiliated partners, EKYL, L’Union Sociale pour l’Habitat (USH), Legacoop Abitanti, TU Delft, and VVH are ready to:

Provide tailored support to renovation practitioners throughout Europe

Prepare blueprints to replicate good examples of district-level renovation

Make a Knowledge Hub available with all needed technical and financial information

Meet and share knowledge with practitioners across Europe in a series of online and on-site events

Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing. Since 1988 it’s a network of 46 national & regional federations gathering 43.000 housing providers in 25 countries. Together they manage around 25 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in Europe.

Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition. It represents 1000 towns and cities in 30 countries.

EUROCITIES is the network of more than 200 cities in 38 countries, representing 130 million people, working together to ensure a good quality of life for all.

ECTP brings together the collective vision for a leading edge European Built Environment on behalf of our Members. ECTP gathers more than 140 Member organisations from across the construction sector and other sectors from the whole supply chain of the Built Environment.

GNE Finance is an impact-driven company offering services that result in social, economic and environmental benefits to local communities and is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. GNE was founded at the end of 2016 to provide financing for sustainable home and building renovation which, despite being a critical part of the EU energytransition and climate resilience policy, remains an underserved sector.

EKYL, the Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations is an organization uniting co-operative housing associations all over Estonia. Membership of EKÜL is voluntary and today the organization gathers over 1400 members, representing them at local, national and international level, and accounting for approximately 15% of the national co-operative housing stock.

L’Union Sociale pour l’Habitat, USH represents around 730 social housing associations (Hlm) through its five federations (la Fédération nationale des Offices Publics de l’Habitat, les Entreprises sociales pour l’habitat, la Fédération nationale des Sociétés coopératives d’Hlm, l’Union d’économie sociale pour l’accession à la propriété et la Fédération nationale des Associations régionales d’organismes d’habitat social).

Legacoop Abitanti was established in 1961 and is the national association in Italy that that organises and represents the housing cooperatives belonging to Legacoop and promotes their planning and entrepreneurial development.

TUDelft University of Technology, also known as TU Delft, is the oldest and largest Dutch public technical university, located in Delft, Netherlands. As of 2022 it is ranked by QS World University Rankings among the top 10 engineering and technology universities in the world.

VVH, Vlaamse Huisvestingsmaatschappijen is the representative umbrella organisation of the Flemish social housing companies in Belgium.