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Stability Pact: Housing and Urban Management Initiative

The Housing and Urban Management Initiative (HUMI) is promoting sustainable urban development including affordable urban housing. It assists the countries in SEE to overcome obstacles in the area of urban development and housing policy. It encourages exchange of information on these policies and related matters throughout South-East Europe. More specifically, HUMI pro-actively facilitates regional stakeholder meetings (involving SEE Governments and practitioners, International Organisations, IFIs and relevant EU actors) to discuss matters of common concern and to compensate for the absence of formal Pan-European or regional fora. HUMI’s work is guided by the “Vienna Declaration on Informal Settlements in SEE” of September 2004 where the Western Balkan countries committed themselves to undertake measures to address informal settlement issues and to initiate and implement reforms in the wider orbit of sustainable urban development and social housing.

[HUMI website]