In association with the Housing Agency of Ireland

All time slots are Irish Standard Time (IST) / Central European Summer Time -1 (CEST-1)


Welcome & Digital Housekeeping


Opening address

John O’Connor, Chief Executive officer – Irish Housing Agency

Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Ireland


#Housing2030 Partners Contribution on Financing for Affordable Housing

Doris Andoni

Chair of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management

Bent Madsen

President of Housing Europe

Robert Lewis-Lettington

Chief of the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, UN-Habitat


Keynote Address

Josh Ryan-Collins

Head of Finance and Macroeconomics at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


The ‘affordable housing finance’ toolkit

Michelle Norris

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at University College Dublin


Q&A Session

moderated by David Orr #Housing2030 Co-Chair

The speakers on this panel have recorded three podcasts under the title ‘Shaping investment pathways to deliver affordable housing’. Attendees are encouraged to listen to these interventions in advance of the webinar, as this session will be a Q&A only. Enjoy listening to the three new episodes HERE

Michelle Norris

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at University College Dublin

Manuel Aalbers

KU Leuven School of Geography & Tourism

Grzegorz Gajda

European Investment Bank


Virtual coffee break


“How can we use finance and related regulations and institutions to improve affordable housing outcomes?” 

moderated by Elena Szolgayova, #Housing2030 Co-Chair

Representatives of national and local governments, social and affordable housing providers and policy experts will share their experiences with innovative policies which have succeeded in generating funding for the delivery of affordable housing options. 

Barry O’Leary

Housing Finance Agency of Ireland

Virginie Toussain

l’Union sociale pour l’habitat (USH)

Solveig Råberg Tingey

The Danish Federation of Non-Profit Housing Providers (BL)

Javier Burón Cuadrado

Housing Division – Barcelona City Council

Anna Kornecka

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Technology


Summary of the day’s discussions

Elena Szolgayova

#Housing2030 Co-Chair

David Orr

#Housing2030 Co-Chair



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