Paris students go to court over threat of eviction during Olympics 2024
PARIS, 26 Aug – Students living in dormitories in the Paris region have filed a lawsuit over the possibility of evicting them during the 2024 Olympics to accommodate staff, BFMTV broadcast on Saturday.
“In the Paris region, 3,000 Crous student apartments could be requested to accommodate people who will work at the 2024 Olympics. The situation is condemned by the student union Solidaires, which last week applied to the administrative court of Paris for an urgent hearing. On Friday the court considered the first appeal,” the channel says.
According to student lawyer Marion Ogier, in accordance with the law, the company can enter into an agreement with the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games to rent out housing if it is free from July 1, 2024.
According to the TV channel, the decision of the court is expected next week.
In early June, Parisian students said that they learned about the eviction from the hostels from the social network Twitter (now X). The announcement of the eviction appeared on the official account of the state company Crous, which deals with student dormitories in France. It was specified that the measure will affect 12 hostels in the metropolitan area. The request to vacate occupied housing in July and August 2024 will affect a total of 3.2 thousand students. As the head of student unions in Paris, Richie Thiebaud, it is very difficult to get places in a hostel: they are provided to students from families with the most modest incomes, most of them stay for the summer in Paris to earn extra money.
The Summer Olympic Games in Paris will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.