[Global Youth Camp for SSE]: Working group discussion on housing

SSE Organisation
Urban & Rural Regeneration / Community

Discussed at: The 1st GSEF Global Youth Camp for SSE 

Facilitator: Nicolas Nadeau (Canada) 

Date: From August 23rd to August 25th, 2017 

Group concept: 

The right to housing is recognized in a number of international human rights instruments. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the right to housing as part of the right to an adequate standard of living. 
The SSE approach to housing has grown in many countries, both in the global North and South. These are typically the product of bottom-up initiatives by people who work collectively to satisfy an existing need. 
The last decade has underscored the importance of such mobilization, given its greater resilience to the speculative financial economy, as demonstrated during the 2008 – 2009 financial and economic crises. 
For this session, participants explored inspired examples of solutions aimed at providing accessible housing to all, interspersed by techniques and strategies to develop effective dialogue and to promote collaboration. The group explored our role in solving challenges. During two days, we worked towards becoming a team.