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).