Save-the-Date: 15-18 July 2019, Bochum

European Summer School for Young Professionals

Each year, 25-30 young people from all over Europe come to Bochum to discuss current challenges of the social housing sector with academic experts and experienced practitioners.

What will cities look like in the future? How will urban life become sustainable? Is “Smart City” just a buzzword or does it lead us towards a digitized way of living? How can we make sure that the digital transition does not leave a significant number of people behind? These and many other questions will be discussed in the 2019 edition of the European Summer School.

Join the European exchange of best practices and innovative approaches, develop new ideas and concepts in interactive workshops, see real examples in field visits, meet fellow young housing professionals from other European countries, and build up your personal European network - four exciting and instructional days are awaiting you in Bochum! Stay tuned for the full programme!

Be part of the third European Summer School at EBZ in Bochum!

The European Summer School is brought to you by EBZ – European Education Centre for Housing and Real Estate in cooperation with EFL European Federation for Living, Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing and Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe IWO.

For ParticipantsFor Companies/Housing Providers

  • New ideas and insights resulting from a European exchange in your professional field
  • New ideas and impulses for your company
  • New contacts and an opportunity for networking in an international environment
  • Investment in personnel development of promising young professionals
  • Extend your intercultural skills by interacting with people from various European countries
  • Increase of employee commitment and retention
  • Improve your business English skills through practice    in an all-English programme
  • Consolidation of international networks beyond the upper and top management level

Who should register?
Young professionals (in general less than 10 years of working experience) from the housing sector

Are there any admission requirements?
A working knowledge of English is required to follow presentations and participate in the programme

How can I register?
Registration will open soon on this website.

Where is EBZ located and how do I get there?
Address: EBZ, Springorumallee 20, 44795 Bochum
The closest airport is Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is connected to Bochum by regional train. Other airports in the vicinity are in Dortmund or Cologne. Bochum is well connected to the German railway and motorway network and can be easily reached by train or car. From Bochum Central Station, the buses 354, 394 and 388 will take you to EBZ.

Impressions of 2018