Housing Europe

Belgium

Established in 1988, Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing – a network of 43 national and regional federations which together gather about 43.000 public, social and cooperative housing providers in 23 countries. Altogether, they manage over 26 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in the EU. Social, public and co-operative housing providers have a vision of a Europe which provides access to decent and affordable housing for all in communities which are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential. For Housing Europe, the priority of the European Union and its member states in the field of sustainability, energy and climate in the next decade should be to develop a positive business environment for the reduction of energy consumption in the housing sector, with a specific attention paid to the affordable housing sector.

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Clara Mafé

Junior Project Manager

Clara is a Junior Project Manager at Housing Europe. She has been mostly working H2020 projects related to the energy transition through innovation actions related to sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods and circular deep renovation in the housing sector. Besides, she also manages Housing Europe’s “Our Homes, Our Deal” initiative to benchmark the work done by the public, cooperative, and social housing sector on building and renovation in an energy- and resource-efficient way. Before joining Housing Europe in 2020, she gained experience on user-centred innovation, co-creation and Living Labs at the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). Clara holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Birmingham (UK). She speaks Spanish (mother tongue), English (C2) and is currently learning French (B1).

In syn.ikia Clara is the main contact point for the effective communication and dissemination of the project externally, as well as coordinating the stakeholder engagement processes.

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Diana Yordanova

Communications Director

Diana is leading the external and internal communications work of Housing Europe, including the organisation’s online presence, press relations, event curation and European projects related communication activities. She is the go-to person when it comes to journalists’ queries, curating the organisation’s publications and preparing the bi-weekly newsletter.

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Sorcha Edwards 

Secretary General

Sorcha is responsible for the institutional relations and the overall coordination of the Secretariat’s work. At the same time, Sorcha is the face of Housing Europe in Brussels and also makes the link between the Board and the rest of the organization’s structure.

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