European protest in Marseille 2008
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Marseille: la réunion des ministres du logement perturbée par la tempête Marseille : des militants délogés du toit d'un squat par le GIPN Les ministres européens du Logement sous pression Marseille : la police met fin à la "réquisition" d'un immeuble
Informal meeting of ministers for housing, urban development, regional development and cohesion policy
The informal meeting of ministers for housing, urban development, regional development and cohesion policy will take place from 24 to 26 November in Marseilles.
The following appeal was proposed during the Assembly of urban social movements at the European Social Forum, which was held on September 20th in Malmö (Sweden).It will discuss the mobilisation at the time of the summit of European housing ministers which will also be held in Marseille on the 22rd-24th of November. Marseille- Report & text for website - English.pdf [252.92 kB]
Honourable Ministers,Aware of the upcoming housing and urban development ministers’ informal meeting scheduled to take place in Marseille in November, we would like to propose this as an occasion for dialogue with civil society actors from urban social movements. With this letter, we address some of our concerns and propositions.
All the states of the European Union have ratified the international treaties and conventions that recognize and protect housing rights. Nevertheless, despite this legal recognition by the EU member stares, often reinforced by national constitutions and legislation, despite the States’ additional commitment to Millennium Objectives No. 7-11, which provide for the improvement in housing conditions for 100 million badly housed people by 2020, and the Lisbon Strategy for social inclusion at a European level, housing rights still get violated more and more.