The 5th World Homeshare Congress Madrid May 2017

The 5th World Homeshare Congress took place in Madrid, Spain on 25 – 26 May 2017 courtesy of Solidarios. The event, held in Madrid’s wonderful City Hall, the Palacio Cibeles, was our biggest congress yet, with over 140 delegates from 11 countries, some people coming from as far afield as the USA, Australia, Korea and Japan. This was our first bi-lingual congress too, with marvellous simultaneous translation from Spanish/English.

Our congratulations and warmest thanks go the organisers – Alfonso Fajardo, Carlos Miguelez and Delphine Liegeois – and their wonderful team of volunteers from Solidarios. They gave us a congress to remember.

Some of the delegates and Solidarios volunteers at the Madrid congress

Some of the delegates and Solidarios volunteers at the Madrid congress

The programme

The congress theme was Expanding homeshare, building bridges and you can read the programme here.  It was a wide-ranging programme with something for everyone but most of all with time to make all those all-important connections with other delegates.

But the show was undoubtedly stolen by three homesharers, two from Spain, one from the UK, who spoke movingly about what homeshare had brought to their lives.

We will post up the presentations as soon as we can.

The delegates

This Delegates Madrid World Homeshare Congress shows those people who gave permission for their details to be shared.

The photos

This album gives a real flavour of the event – see https://flic.kr/s/aHskWbbtuK

Thanks to Solidarios and Adriana Juan for permission to use the photos here.