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European Summer School 05 -12 July 2021

Social Housing and Rapid Digitalisation: Working Together (and Apart)

EBZ/EFL Summer School for Young and Early Career Professionals

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.

Participation Fee
The European Summer School is brought to you by EBZ Business School and The European Federation for Living in cooperation with Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing and The Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO). The participation fee is 500,00 € per person; if employed by a company that is a member of EFL European Federation for Living (EFL), a reduced fee of 350,00 € applies. EFL will cover the cost of the first two participants from any EFL member or associate organisation. The number of participants is limited, so save your spot, and register here.

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The deadline for registrations was extended! Registration is now possible until the 30th of June 2021 - Register here

The European Summer School is co-organised by EBZ Business School – University of Applied Sciences, EFL – European Federation for Living, Housing Europe – the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing and the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe IWO.

For Participants For Companies, Housing Providers & Housing Federations
 
  • New ideas and insights resulting from a European exchange in your professional field
 
  
  • New ideas and impulses for your company/organisation
 
 
  • New contacts and an opportunity for networking in an international environment
 
  
  • Investment in personnel development of promising young professionals
 
 
  • Extend your intercultural skills by interacting with people from various European countries
 
  
  • Increase of employee commitment and retention
 
 
  • Improve your business English skills through practice in an all-English programme
 
  
  • Consolidation of international networks beyond the upper and top management level
 
 
  • Improve your digital skills through collaborating in an online workspace 
 
  

 

Who should register?
Young professionals (in general less than 10 years of working experience) from the housing sector.

Are there any admission requirements?
A working knowledge of English is required to follow presentations and participate in the programme.

What are the participation fees?
500,00€ per person; if employed by a company that is a member of EFL European Federation for Living or of the European Table of Housing Corporations (Europäischer Tisch), a reduced fee of 350,00€ applies. EFL will cover the cost of the first two participants from any EFL member or associate organisation.

What is included in this price?
Participation in all programme activities, access to all events and data in an online learning management system, certificate of participation at the end of the course.

How can I register?
Online registration will open soon and will remain open until 30 June 2021.  

Which technical equipment do I need to participate?
You should be equipped with a computer, webcam and a well-functioning internet connection to participate in group work sessions and live events. Optionally, you can use a headset for a good audio quality.

Christopher Hardt, Gewobag Wohnungsbau-Aktiengesellschaft Berlin, Germany 

"The Summer School 2019 was a great expierience for me. Four days full of versatile presentations from experts all over Europe, a very interesting excursion to the beautiful city of Cologne and many good conversations with young professionals from other European countries made the 2019's summer school so special to me. I definitely would recommend to take a part."

 

Report of experience - Laurence Donaghy, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, UK