Project Description

The objective of HouseInc is to apply innovative methodologies to deeply analyse interlinked dimensions of housing inequalities in the context of marginalized communities. HouseInc will empirically examine economic, social and ecological drivers and assess impacts of various indicators on housing inequality to derive policy recommendations that foster the adoption of effective measures addressing housing inequality across Europe. With a transdisciplinary dialogue, the project develops innovative social, financial and digital solutions that can be up scaled and thus contribute to a better socio-economic and sustainable integration of vulnerable groups in European societies.

The interdisciplinary HouseInc consortium – consisting of research institutes and  universities, policy think tanks, NGOs and practitioners on the ground – involves case studies to engage directly with members of four marginalized communities in or from Eastern Europe.The research results will be assessed, mapped and scaled up using Living Labs and various stakeholder engagement activities to provide innovative solutions addressing housing inequalities and translating them into valid local, regional, national and EU policy recommendations impacting EU and national funding programs and providing a comprehensive overview and guidance for policymakers to mitigate housing inequalities.


  • Housing inequality, energy poverty, housing policy


  • 01/02/2024 - 31/01/2027

EPG Project Manager

daniela panica - enpg team


  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)
  • Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP)
  • Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Research CZ Institutions (CAS)
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (UBOC)
  • Universita di Bologna (UNIBO)
  • German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (IMEC)
  • City of Mannheim (MaCity)
  • Romodrom (Romo)
  • Liberitutti Societa Cooperativa Sociale (Liberi)
  • Politeia Association (Politeia)


  • Romania, Germany, Poland, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic


  • Horizon 2020