Collaborative Housing in a Pandemic Era: cross-country inter- and transdisciplinary evaluation, innovative approaches, human rights-based policy recommendations and capacity building

Project: Research

Project Details


This is JPI-Europe fundet project. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the failure to guarantee the right to adequate housing has had major consequences during this global crisis in Europe. CO-HOPE is a response to this health, housing and social crisis. CO-HOPE focuses on carrying out applied research through a mixed-methods evaluation of the resilience and transformative capacities of collaborative housing projects and inhabitants in five European countries (Obj. 1,2), co-creating pandemic resilient participatory design approaches (Obj.3), generating policy analysis and advocacy (Obj. 4) and implementing a North-South capacity building programme on affordable and pandemic-resilient collaborative housing (Obj. 5). CO-HOPE has an inter- and transdisciplinary approach, incorporating complementary forms of knowledge through cooperation between researchers and practitioners, residents, civil society organizations and local authorities. To foster urban transformation capacities, non-profit organisations active in international policy advocacy for adequate housing and the right to the city as well as universities with extensive experience in conducting capacity-building programmes through North-South cooperation are leading specific work packages. The evidence-based policy recommendations and capacity building activities will contribute to promoting a shift in housing provision towards community-led projects in more caring and cohesive environments and ecosystems of actors.
Short titleCollaborative Housing in a Pandemic Era
Effective start/end date2022/04/012025/03/31

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Free keywords

  • Collaborative housing
  • Pandemic area
  • Transdiciplinary research
  • urban transformation