World Homeshare Congresses

Every two years we organise a World Homeshare Congress to bring homeshare practitioners, policy makers and researchers together to share ideas, learn from each other and establish links. These meetings are particularly helpful for new programmes – and have even inspired people to set up a programme where none existed before.

The papers from these congresses can all be found on our website and make up a a valuable resource for anyone wanting to know how to set up or manage a programme, how to evaluate programmes and much more. So far we’ve hosted four congresses in Paris (2009), Cologne (2011), Oxford (2013) and Melbourne (2015).

The 5th World Homeshare Congress will take place in Madrid, Spain from 25 – 26 May 2017 courtPalacio Cibeles Madridesy of Solidarios. The event will be held in Madrid’s wonderful City Hall, the Palacio Cibeles.

The theme of the Congress will be Expanding homeshare, building bridges.

Call for papers

We welcome applications from people willing to be a keynote speaker, a round table leader, to present a paper, or even to enter our photographic competition.

Please complete the online form, which you will find here in English: 

or Spanish:

The closing date to send expressions of interest is 30 November 2016. Those selected will benefit from a free place at the Congress.

The Congress will be using both English and Spanish so your participation can be in either language.

Click on the links below to read about earlier congresses and link to the papers given:

Paris 2009

Cologne 2011

Oxford 2013

Melbourne 2015