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Mittwoch, 9. Dezember 2020, 18:00 - 20:00

Time to empower Cities

Presentation of the study on AIRBNB's deals with cities

In spring this year, many cities across Europe demanded more support in their struggle against short-term rental platforms, such as AIRBNB. The success of these online platforms have caused rising rents, disruption to community neighbourhoods, and leading to severe consequences for affordable social housing. Therefore, cities all over Europe are calling for a strong, legal obligation for platforms to better cooperate with public administrations. EU Commission's Vice-President Vestager has promised majors a better cooperation between platforms and public authorities in the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA).

In order to find out how the two can work together, The Left in the European Parliament has commissioned a study on existing AIRBNB's deals with cities, drafted by Murray Cox, community activist behind inside airbnb, and Kenneth Haar from Corporate Europe Observatory. In our webinar, the authors will present their study and discuss the main findings with:


·        Athina Tsitsou, European Commission

·        Barbara Steenbergen, International Union of Tenants

·        Katalin Gennburg, Die Linke, Berlin

·        Leila Chaibi, MEP, France Insoumise

·        Michaela Kauer, Head of Brussels Office of the City of Vienna


Moderation by Martin Schirdewan, GUE/NGL Co-Chair

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Konföderale Fraktion der Vereinten Europäischen Linken/Nordische Grüne Linke (GUE/NGL)