Ending Homelessness Campaign
Members' Events Calendar 2010
26th March 2010, FNAC Callao, Madrid, Spain, 12.00pm
Madrid Group (Asociación Realidades, CEDIA-Cáritas Madrid, Centro Luz Casanova, FACIAM, Fundación B San Martín de Porres, Provivienda, Fundación RAIS, Red Acoge)
Launch of the document "10 proposals for a strategy to end homelessness". The document will be presented and handed out to the audience.
María José Aldanas: Provivienda Project Development
Ángeles Caso: Writer
Rosalía Portela: FACIAM President
You can find the invitation to the event in Spanish at the following link : http://www.feantsa.es/spip.php?article536
The ten proposals are available to read here.
A Flash presentation on the ten proposals, in English and Spanish, is available here.
On the 26th May, a Working Conference took place to debate the contents of the document and material of the European campaign. The objective was to monitor the commitments gained through concrete actions and strategies.
Two of the campaign leaflets are available in three languages: Catalan (0 / 1), English (0 / 1) and Spanish (0 / 1).
26th May, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain
Working Conference to debate the contents of the 10 recommendations document and material of the European campaign.
Organised by Asociación Realidades, Cáritas Madrid-CEDIA 24 horas, Centro Luz Casanova, FACIAM, Fundación San Martín de Porres, Provivienda, Fundación RAIS and Red Acoge.
Representatives from local, regional and state governments will be present at the event. Confirmed:
Ministry of Health and Social Policy. Mª Dolores Ruiz Bautista, Subdirectora General de Programas Sociales
Comunity of Madrid: Carmen Pérez Anchuelo. Directora General de Servicios Sociales
Local Council of Madrid. Pilar Dávila del Cerro, Coordinadora General de Protección Social
Local council of Coslada : Ana Belén Guillén, Concejala de Servicios Sociales.
Read more (in Spanish) here.
Speakers' Presentations (in Spanish):
Germán Jaráiz Arroyo - Department of Social Work and Social Services, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville - Five Concepts
(Homelessness as a Paradigm of Exclusion, Social Policy, Rights and Indicators)
Conclusions of the day (in Spanish)
Translation of 'Ending Homelessness' Press Release
FEANTSA members throughout Europe have been translating and publishing the press release on the FEANTSA campaign launch. Read the press releases in English, Flemish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish on the FEANTSA website, and a list of the press coverage they have received.
8th-27th July 2010, Debrecen, Hungary
In cooperation with Projekt Udenfor and MODEM Centre of Modern and Contemporary Arts, a local museum well-known nationwide, an exhibition of the "Ending Homelessness" sculpture exhibition took place from 8th July to 27th July in Debrecen, Hungary. The name used for the exhibition was "Outdoors". Hungarian FEANTSA members distributed the Hungarian version of the FEANTSA campaign material on ending homelessness.
Before the opening, well known musicians played in the square.
Miklós Soltész, Ministry of National Resources, Secretary of State for Social Affairs
Miklós Vecsei, Vice president of the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service
Preben Brandt, Chairman of Board, Projekt Udenfor
After the opening, the AHA drama group performed an adapted, short play by Shakespeare.
ReFoMix set up tents during the first days of the exhibition to talk to people interested in the issue of homelessness. MODEM played films on homelessness on screen set on the museum’s wall.
30th November - Spain
Día de los Sin Techo (Homelessness Day): video ; resource materials
December-January, Lisbon, Portugal
The statue exhibition is visiting Portuguese capital, Lisbon, for one month, where they will spend two weeks in the central Restauradores Square and two in the Gardens of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
The project, "Sem Abrigo Lisboa - promover a inclusão social" (Homelessness Lisbon - Promoting Social Inclusion), is promoted by the Portuguese High Commission for Health, in partnership with the National Coordination for Mental Health and FEANTSA members AMI, Assistência Médica Internacional, and forms part of the Portuguese national homelessness strategy.
In parallel with the exhibition there will be various cultural activities and street art events, including an exhibition organised by various NGOs.
When the exhibition moves to the Gardens on the 31st December, they will be accompanied by two photograph exhibitions.