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Time to empower cities! Webinar on the Digital Services Act and cities´ efforts for affordable housing
In spring this year, many cities across Europe demanded more support in their struggle against short-term rental platforms, such as AIRBNB. The success of these online platforms have caused rising rents, disruption to community neighborhoods, and leading to severe consequences for affordable social housing. Therefore, cities all over Europe are calling for a strong, legal obligation for platforms to better cooperate with public administrations. EU Commission's Vice-President Vestager has promised majors a better cooperation between platforms and public authorities in the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA). In order to find out how the two can work together, The Left in the European Parliament/GUE/NGL has commissioned a study on existing AIRBNB's deals with cities, drafted by Murray Cox, community activist behind insideairbnb.com, and Kenneth Haar from Corporate Europe Observatory. In our webinar, the authors will present their study and discuss the main findings with:

Athina Tsitsou, European Commission
Barbara Steenbergen, International Union of Tenants
Katalin Gennburg, Die Linke, Berlin
Leila Chaibi, MEP France Insoumise
Michaela Kauer, Head of Brussels Office of the City of Vienna

Moderation by Martin Schirdewan, GUE/NGL Co- Chair

Dec 9, 2020 06:00 PM in Brussels

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