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Policy and Research

Previously: Commissioners of Housing Research


Jaana Nevalainen
Ministry of Environment
Housing and Building Department
P.O. Box 35
00023 Government

Steffen Wetzstein
University of Erfurt
Brandt School of Public Policy


TThe ENHR WG on Policy and Research was re-launched in July 2014 under the auspices of the ENHR co-ordination committee with the aim to provide a platform for exchange and mutual learning between researchers, policy makers and practitioners involved in housing across Europe. Rather than carrying out regular workshops and/or issuing calls for papers annually, this working group aims to act transversely cross the existing thematic ENHR working groups in a co-ordinating and enabling capacity. The aim is to organise a panel discussion or a dialogic plenary session or a dialogic working group session where policy makers and researchers can discuss a given housing related topic and/or other collaborative activities every second year.

WG Activities in 2017
The search for a new working group co-ordinator was initiated at the beginning of the year due to the main co-ordinator of the WG, Darinka Czischke, desiring to concentrate on her new working group on collaborative housing. While some discussions occurred already in spring, in the end they did not lead to any results. Finally, in early September a new co-ordinator, Dr Steffen Wetzstein, Senior Research Fellow from the University of Erfurt, was selected and will be introduced to the Co-ordinating Committee in November.

Future plans
At the moment the working group plans its future activities and its contribution to the ENHR conference to be held in Uppsala in 2018.
Should you wish to find out more about the WG or collaborate with this working group, please contact Jaana Nevalainen.