Working Groups

The purpose of the ENHR working groups is to further research on particular topics in the field of housing and urban studies. Members of working groups usually come from a variety of academic disciplines and from different parts of Europe and beyond. Many ENHR members participate in several working groups. Some of the groups meet at the annual ENHR conferences, while others coordinate their activities outside the ENHR conferences.

Information about the respective working groups can be found below. Individual researchers or institutional members are encouraged to contact the coordinators for more information.

Each working group organises meetings for its members at least once a year, discussing papers and books in progress, the coordination of conferences and participation in conferences. They usually hold sessions during the annual ENHR conferences, hosting workshops for researchers presenting papers in various stages of completion. 

Interested in joining one or more working groups? Contact the group coordinators (click on the read more buttons) or ENHR Secretariat.

Collaborative Housing

Comparative Housing Policy

Disadvantaged Urban Neighbourhoods and Communities

“Being a coordinator brings you different perspectives
and you also learn more about how ENHR works”

Jaana Nevalainen, coordinator WG Policy and Research
(interview Newsletter 2, 2021, p. 19-21)

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability of Housing

Governing the Metropolis - Land and Housing

Home Ownersip and Globalisation

“One advantage of being a coordinator is that you are closer to people
who are deeply involved in themes you are also involved in”

Marco Peverini, coordinator WG Housing Institutions, Organisations and Governance
(interview Newsletter 2, 2021, p. 19-21)

Housing and Living Conditions of Ageing Populations

Housing and New Technologies

Housing and Young People

Housing Finance

Housing in Developing Countries

Housing Law

“I would encourage researchers to become coordinators because it gives you the opportunity
to keep learning and meet other scholars specialized on your topic”

Rosa Maria Garcia Teruel, coordinator WG Housing and New Technologies
(interview Newsletter 3, 2021, p. 18-20)

Housing, Migration and Family Dynamics

Minority Ethnic Groups and Housing

Policy and Research

“ENHR is my kind of network in terms of reaching out to others
and working together”

Sasha Tsenkova, coordinator WG East European Housing and Urban Policy
(interview Newsletter 3, 2021, p. 18-20)

Private Rented Markets

Residential Buildings and Architectural Design

Residential Context of Health

“Our working group works more as a network: cooperating,
and writing and working on different research projects together”

Magdalena Mostowska, coordinator WG Welfare policy, Homelessness and Social Exclusion (WELPHASE)
(interview Newsletter 4, 2021, p. 16-18)

Residential Environments and People

Social Housing and Globalisation

Social Housing: Institutions, Organisations and Governance

“The working group Housing Law is also a kind of platform. The core members have regular contacts
outside the working group, some are jointly involved in research consortia”

Michel Vols, coordinator WG Housing Law and Housing and New Technologies
(interview Newsletter 4, 2021, p. 16-18)

Southern European Housing

Towards Sustainable Communities and Housing: Actors, Interventions and Solutions

Welfare Policy, Homelessness and Social Exclusion (WELPHASE)

Crises, Conflict and Recovery (Working Group in preparation)

Gerder & Housing (Working Group in preparation)

Housing and Theory (Working Group in preparation)

Previous Working Groups

The following working groups were active in the past.
Contact the ENHR Secretariat if you have any questions regarding these Working Groups.

  • Construction and Productivity (until 1992)
  • East European Housing and Urban Policy (2021)
  • Federal Housing Systems (until 2000)
  • Gender and Housing in Europe (until 2000)
  • Gentrification (until 1995)
  • History of Housing and Housing Policy (until 2005)
  • Home Ownership (until 1999)
  • Housing and Community Care (until 1998)
  • Housing and Gender (until 1993)
  • Housing and Refugees (until 2022)
  • Housing and Social Theory (until 2012)
  • Housing Economics (until 2022)
  • Housing for Younger People (until 1998)
  • Housing in the Rural Economy (until 1999)
  • Housing Management (until 2005)
  • Housing Models (until 1994)
  • Housing Movements (until 2003)
  • Housing Practices in South Europe: A Comparative Perspective (until 2006)
  • Housing Process and Residents (until 2000)
  • Housing Provision and Old Industrial Towns (until 1992)
  • Housing Provision in High-Growth Regions (until 1991)
  • Housing Regeneration and Maintenance (until 2016)
  • Housing Quality (until 1999)
  • Housing Self-Provision in Industrialized Countries (until 1994)
  • Housing, Social Integration and Exclusion (until 1998)
  • Independent Living and Housing (2019)
  • Land Markets and Housing Policy (2022)
  • Large Housing Estates (until 2012)
  • Metropolitan Dynamics: Urban Change, Markets and Governance (2022)
  • Migration, Residential Mobility, and Neighbourhood Change (until 2018)
  • New Communication Technologies for Housing (until 1998)
  • Rural Housing (until 2005)
  • Social Responsibility and Environmental Accountability in Housing (until 1994)
  • Transitory Housing / Logements de Passage (until 2006)
  • Urban Change and Housing (until 1998)