About the Programme
Are you a young professional in the housing sector looking to network and learn innovative ways to tackle the industry’s most pressing problems? Then the EFL/EBZ Summer School for Young and Early Career Professionals is for you!
Social Housing and Rapid Digitalisation: Working Together (and Apart)
Social and affordable housing providers around Europe are dealing with rapidly changing conditions – from efficiency and digitalisation pressures brought on by the rapid pace of prop-tech innovation and the Covid-19 crisis, to sustainability and affordability challenges. Our theme for 2021 is Social Housing and Rapid Digitalisation: Working Together (and Apart).
Young and early-career professionals in the housing sector are poised to be the leaders of tomorrow. To tackle the challenges in the years ahead, they will need to critically assess the risks of rapid digital innovation as well as harnessing its opportunities. The 2021 edition of the Summer School for Young and Early-Career Housing Professionals will enable students to start doing this by learning from international practice and creating international networks.
Interactive online platform
Delivered through an interactive online platform and designed to fit around other activities, the course will combine interactive webinars with small group working sessions. Through discussion with leading experts, as well as with their own professional peers, students will learn about emerging practices in digitalising housing and community services to meet the needs of diverse communities, and to empower residents to help each other.
During the course, they’ll work on a team challenge and present their response in the final session. Take a look at the draft programme here.
Early-stage career professionals in the housing or urban development sector.
You must be an early-stage career professional in the housing or urban development sector.
The European Federation for Living (EFL) is a European network of housing associations, companies and experts working to create more affordable, sustainable housing. We have over 70 members and associates from 19 European countries, with a joint portfolio of more than 1.300,000 dwellings and business units across Europe.
We combine the shared knowledge of social housing providers – our members – with the cutting-edge thinking of leading universities, and the innovative work of private sector companies – our associate partners.
The EFL network offers easy access to relevant insights, information and expertise from the European housing sector. Through events, research, and projects, we make sure our members and associates are at the forefront of innovating property and community development in Europe.