Webinar: Understanding and combatting intersectional discrimination in housing for people with migratory background


Launch of Turin, Thessaloniki and Malta studies

Despite substantial efforts by public authorities and the allocation of significant national and EU funds to promote inclusion and integration, persistent gaps persist in ensuring effective inclusion and fundamental rights such as access to accommodation for people with migratory background. Discriminatory practices, often hidden and intersectional, pervade housing systems, hindering the integration process and perpetuating social exclusion. Furthermore, Southern European housing conditions, marked by a scarcity of affordable options and reliance on private markets, exacerbate the housing challenges faced by migrant communities.

Against this backdrop, the EU-funded “Come HoMe” project aims to promote equality in cities, with a specific focus on improving access to housing for individuals with a migratory background. Our consortium, spanning two European cities and one country—Turin, Thessaloniki, Malta—aims to comprehensively understand the multifaceted nature of housing discrimination experienced by migrants, identify the motivations behind it, engage relevant stakeholders, and propose innovative solutions, incentives, and mediation approaches to foster inclusive housing environments.

Please join us in launching the three studies, delving into the channels people with migratory background use to seek housing, the obstacles they face, their resilience strategies, and the perspectives of housing gatekeepers, shedding light on their crucial role in housing access.

The presentation of the key findings will be followed by three breakout sessions, one for each city, to discuss the implications of the research results for practitioners and policymakers. Each breakout session will commence with keynote remarks, followed by a facilitated discussion.