International Conference in Minsk

International Conference in Minsk

The Conference will be organized in Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange, on 9th of November, 2016. The Conference is organized by Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO), Berlin (Germany), International Association of Real Estate Management (IAREM, Minsk) and Belarussian State Technological University (Minsk).
The housing sector is one of the primary concerns in post-soviet countries. The following key issues in the housing sector are needed for special focus: prevalence of joint households whose members are lack with enough information, skills and competencies for management and in most cases, low-income homeowners; lack of a system of training of professional managers for joint households, including state managers; inefficient system for dissemination of information among house owners. The experience of European countries shows that the management of joint households if a difficult issue that requires professional managers, and owners with sufficient knowledge on the topic. The educational system for training of house managers and dissemination of information is established in European countries and homeowners get enough information on management of the houses, starting from school time, and understand their responsibility as owner.

Experts from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine will take part in the conference and will share experience of their countries on:
- Existing housing management systems;
- The history of establishing of the educational system for house managers (EU);
- Established practices for training of house managers in post-soviet countries;
- Existing practice on dissemination of information among house owners.
Active discussion of housing issues with involvement of experts from the post-Soviet countries and EU, will support the development of recommendations on creation of educational system for house managers and improvement of the informational system for house owners.

Representatives of diverse state and private institution will attend the conference: Ministry of Housing and Communal Services and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, public communal enterprises "Customer Service", associations of property managers (HA and HCCC), construction companies, educational institutions, research institutes and non-profit housing associations from the EU and the CIS countries, professional managers of residential real estates in the EU.

The event is organized within the project "The way forward for reforms in the housing sector: empowering grass-root homeowners associations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine". The project aims to support the national housing reforms and strengthen the civil society organizations role as watchdog; to promote housing management, energy-efficient measures, barrier-free living in multi-storey apartment building; to improve the interaction between civil society organization and authorities at the national, regional and local levels.

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