Today EBC became a member of the European Housing Forum. The Forum was created in 1997, following the adoption of a resolution on the social aspect of housing by the European Parliament.
It promotes the importance of the housing sector in Europe by creating awareness amongst EU policy makers about the impact of a growing number of EU decisions on domestic housing policies. Whilst housing is not a competence of the EU, many EU proposals directly impact upon it (e.g. Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Services of General Interest, Construction Products Directive, etc.).
The Forum is an informal platform gathering 16 representative organisations of the entire housing sector. Its members are all major international or European organisations representing consumers, providers, professionals and researchers.
The Forum is a place to exchange and debate. It regularly organises internal meetings, and from time to time, thematic seminars and conferences which are open to all interested parties.