International Union of Tenants: IUT Priorities for the European Parliament 2019-2024

When electing the next European Parliament, people can choose a social, peaceful and unified Europe, an open society with progress for the many in the spirit of solidarity.

The European Union has brought the people of Europe freedom, democracy and the longest period of peace in history. When migratory movements are not accompanied by the provision of affordable housing, they aggravate the housing shortage in European metropolitan areas. Nationalist movements use this development to incite against immigrants and to fight against the achievements of European unification and integration on the occasion of the forthcoming European elections. Promoting the provision of affordable housing is therefore not only a social policy imperative, but a measure to combat xenophobia and nationalism. Housing is one of the key questions of a sustainable well-being for all. Therefore, the International Union of Tenants advocates better housing policies in a more social Europe.

IUT’s pririties for the European Parliament 2019-2024 include the following:

  • Housing is a fundamental rights
  • Tenure neutral policies are crucial
  • Housing policy is a national competency
  • Tenants’ rights as consumers must be protected
  • Energy efficiency is an important part of good housing conditions

Read IUT’s priorities in full here.