12. Housing Law

Working Group Coordinators

Michel Vols m.vols@rug.nl
Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Maria Olinda Garcia ogarcia@fd.uc.pt
Faculty of Law, Coimbra University, Portugal

Padraic Kenna Padraic.kenna@nuigalway.ie
Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy, National University of Ireland, Ireland 

Description of the Working Group

The general aims of the group are to promote dialogue and European research on the importance of law, rights and regulation to all aspects of housing, land and planning. These objectives continue to be very broad to accommodate national differences.

Besides their political, social, and economic implications, housing, land and planning are profoundly influenced by varying national legal environments. International exchange in this area has always been handicapped by quite different national approaches and traditional groupings of legal and socio-legal expertise, despite drives towards European harmonization have not explicitly dealt with land law, but affect this strongly.

This group aims to promote exchange and debate between people in the same area as well as promoting understanding of the multiple types of relevant law. Legal, economic, sociological and philosophical theories are welcome, as well as sociological empirical work on the implementation of law, to improve understanding and expertise across borders.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

We welcome contributions related to the topics indicated in the description of the Working Group.