Synopsis of the (LIS)2ER Workshop on: “Housing Policy and Wealth Inequality”, 28-29 November 2023

LIS and LISER convened the fourth international scientific workshop in the realm of the (LIS)2ER initiative on “Housing Policy and Wealth Inequality”. This year’s workshop has been organised in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg’s PROPEL (PROactive Policymaking for Equal Lives) project, which studies the causes and consequences of housing inequality, and is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

The workshop took take place on 28-29 November 2023 at the LISER premises with the attendance of more than 30 participants. The workshop included 10 presentations studying housing policies with different disciplinary lenses covering four different themes i) housing and wealth inequality, ii) housing, poverty and inequality in a comparative perspective, iii) housing affordability and generation rent, iv) and housing markets (and the pandemic).

The workshop was concluded with a heated policy roundtable discussion with the participation of representatives from four important players in the Luxembourgish housing sphere; namely:

  • Guy Entringer, Director, Société Nationale des Habitations à Bon Marché (SNHBM)
  • Manou Flammang, Chargée de mission, FEDAS Luxembourg
  • Huyen Tran, Economist, European Investment Bank
  • Jacques Vandivinit, Director, Fonds du Logement

The roundtable tackled the recent housing policies implemented by the Luxembourgish government to alleviate the housing renting and ownership burden faced by different societal groups in particular the vulnerable.

Information on the workshop and the available online presentation is available here.

December 15, 2023 | News