When European tenants’ unions meet

Jacob Stringer

Published in Issue 1.2 // Updates

Keywords: tenants’ unions, renters, housing crisis, international solidarity


Tenants’ unions from across Europe met in Barcelona in May 2019 to exchange information, ideas and tactics. They are organizing in the face of housing crises in their home countries and often face similar challenges. The series of workshops looked at how the organizations are structured, how they organize, what their tactics are and how they cope with limited resources. The scale of the challenge facing tenants’ unions across Europe means many organizations are trying to build at scale, and the problems of doing this were discussed extensively. There are plans for the tenants’ unions to meet again.


Jacob Stringer is a member of London Renters Union, a housing cooperator and a researcher.

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