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Wednesday, June 2 • 17:00 - 18:30
Instant inspiration: Investigating corporate landlords across Europe

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High demand for flats across European cities has made housing a very attractive investment. While many people can’t find an affordable flat to live in, reports of a huge increase in investment flows into housing across Europe go hand in hand with stories of abusive practices by ‘corporate landlords’, companies that buy and rent out housing for profit.
Where is all that money coming from? Who are the companies and investors buying so much housing across Europe? How does this phenomenon affect people’s lives and homes in European cities?
During a period of more than seven months, a team of over 25 investigative and data journalists and visualisations experts from 16 European countries, have been working on the cross-border collaborative project Cities for Rent: Investigating Corporate Landlords Across Europe. The project was coordinated by the Arena for Journalism in Europe.
Hear how the project was made and how you can use the available data!

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Brigitte Alfter

director, Arena for Journalism
Brigitte Alfter ist eine deutsch-dänische Journalistin, Geschäftsführerin für Redaktionelles bei Arena for Journalism in Europe und Dozentin Journalismus an der Universität Göteborg. Nach Jahren als Journalistin auf fallen Niveaus vom Lokaljournalismus bis zur EU-Korrespondentin... Read More →
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Lois Kapila

Reporter and Editor, Dublin Inquirer
Lois Kapila is co-founder, editor and reporter at Dublin Inquirer, an independent reader-funded website and newspaper, founded in 2015 and dedicated to quality public-interest local journalism. Her own reporting focuses mostly on Dublin's affordable housing crisis. She was short-listed... Read More →
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Gaby Khazalová

reporter, Deník Referendum
reporter working for the Czech online daily Deník Referendum.
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Adriana Homolová

Proud coordinator of the data skills training 📊, ARENA, Follow The Money, Lost in Europe
Adriana is a freelance data journalist, trainer and public spending nerd. At Dataharvest, she coordinates the data skills training. At other times, she writes scrapers and investigates European Union for Follow The Money's Bureau Brussel and collects data on missing children in migration... Read More →
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Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena for Journalism in Europe
Jose is a freelance journalist based in Berlin since January 2020, and a project pirector at Arena, where he's been managing the Arena Housing Project, an open collaborative network for housing reporters and researchers. He launched and was the coordinator of Cities for Rent, a cross-border investigation into corporate landlords, which is currently nominated to the European Press Prize, was recognised with an honourable mention at the IJ4EU Impact Award 2022 and was nominated to the Sigma Awards for Data Journalism. Before moving to Berlin, Jose was successively based... Read More →


Wednesday June 2, 2021 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
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