Social enterprise and hybridity in housing organisations in Europe [VO] / Darinka Czischke
Social enterprise and hybridity in housing organisations in Europe [version anglaise] / Darinka Czischke. In "Mixité : an urban and housing issue? Mixing people, housing and activities as urban challenge of the future", 23ème colloque international de l'European Network for Housing Research (ENHR), organisé par le Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires (LISST) à l'Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail, 5-8 juillet 2011.
Plénière 2: International perspectives on social enterprise and hybridity in housing organisations, 7 juillet 2011.
This plenary presentation is based on a critical conceptual review of existing models of social enterprise in Europe undertaken for Housing Studies. A classification system for social enterprise was developed to reflect the specific features of the social housing sector as framework for research. Drawing on cases studies in the Netherlands and England using the above framework this presentation goes on to explore the impact of recent policy and economic change on the positioning of housing organisations between the state, market and community. In the face of policies that both stress and/or question the role of third sector actors in social and affordable housing delivery, the presentation will discuss the ways in which these actors are responding to current financial and regulatory challenges. Finally it will raise the question of whether social enterprise should be restricted or promoted in the current economic and policy context.