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Sorcha Edwards

Sorcha.Edwards@housingeurope.eu

Sorcha joined the Housing Europe team in 2003. She is the Secretary General and Energy Co-ordinator and is in charge of the so-called CECODHAS Energy Expert Network, a group within CECODHAS gathering experts from 20 national housing federations from all across Europe.
She led the POWER HOUSE EUROPE Project, an initiative aimed at creating National and European Platforms of key stakeholders in order to promote energy efficiency and sustainable energy in housing. Sorcha is currently coordinating the POWER HOUSE Nearly Zero Energy Challenge project.
He is an URBACT Thematic expert and was until recently external expert for the European Commission for a “study on sustainable regeneration in suburbs – promoting social integration in deprived neighbourhoods through housing interventions by ERDF”. 
Julien was also member of the Board of the Social Platform, the European network of social NGOs (2011-2013) Beyond this, he liaises with other EU organisations within the framework of EU projects in the field of urban development and social inclusion (EU programmes: URBACT, FP7, PROGRESS). He also coordinates CECODHAS publications on EU policies and housing as well as Structural Funds and housing, and is from times to times called to deliver training courses on EU policies related to housing to various audiences including local civil servants.
Julien is a sociologist and political scientist by education and has been trained at the Institute of political studies (IEP) in Bordeaux (France), the University of Stuttgart (Germany) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

Sebastien Garnier

sebastien.garnier@housingeurope.eu

Sébastien is Innovation and Project Manager at Housing Europe. He has been working for almost ten years in the social and affordable housing sector. First as advisor in the Financial and Public Affairs departments of Aedes - the Dutch federation of social housing providers and its 300 members. He was later responsible for managing the European affairs for the Brussels office of Aedes during six years. During three years he was chair of the Social Affairs working committee of Housing Europe. He has been actively involved in the Housing Partnership of the EU Urban Agenda and the International Social Housing Festival. Besides his part-time function at Housing Europe, Sébastien also provides advisory services as managing director of AxHA consultancy.Julien is a sociologist and political scientist by education and has been trained at the Institute of political studies (IEP) in Bordeaux (France), the University of Stuttgart (Germany) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

Abderrahim Khairi

Abderrahim.Khairi@housingeurope.eu

Abderrahim is the Membership & Events Officer, Migration & Integration Policy Assistant at HE. He is responsible for the expansion of the Housing Europe network of members, while he deals with the events organised by the Federation. At the same time, he is feeding into the work related to migration and integration policy.

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