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31st August 2012
The Geographies of Homelessness: Homeless Experiences and Homeless Policy in Different Spaces



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Czech Republic - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Denmark - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Finland - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Germany - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Hungary - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
 This report is available in Hungarian language : Hungarian language version
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Ireland - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Italy - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Lithuania - Belgium National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Luxembourg - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Malta - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Poland - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Slovenia - National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [9/28/2012]
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Europeanisation of homelessness policy: Watch this (OMC) space! [9/26/2012]
 This paper explores the use of soft governance mechanisms in EU policy-making, with a specific focus on mechanisms used in EU social policy (i.e. the social Open Method of Coordination or “Social OMC”) to coordinate homelessness policy. The paper argues that homelessness policy is "Europeanising", leading to the formation of a cross-national policy cluster which requires a specific multi-annual framework within a new generation social OMC.
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FEANTSA Response to UNPI Complaint Re. State Aid to Social Housing in France [7/18/2012]
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Social Rental Agencies: An Innovative Housing-led Response to Homelessness [6/25/2012]
 A good practice briefing on Social Rental Agencies: an example of an innovative housing-led response to homelessness.
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FEANTSA Response to the National Reform Programmes 2012 [6/15/2012]
 National Reform Programmes 2012 and the Europe2020 poverty target:
Investment in homelessness reduction emerging as a priority in the Europe2020 growth strategy
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Seminar on EU citizenship, homelessness and free movement [2/20/2012]
 
Moving Forward: Health and Homelessness In Scotland- conference report [1/23/2012]
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Belgium National Report 2011 - Quality of Social Services from the perspective of Services Working with Homeless People [1/13/2012]
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European Report in Quality on Social Services from the Perspective of Services working with Homeless People [1/13/2012]
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Overview of transnational statistical initiatives on homelessness and poverty [11/17/2011]
 This document provides an overview of all initiatives related to homelessness statistics in Europe which are relevant for the work of FEANTSA. It is divided into 3 sections: European Union, United Nations, Other international sources.
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Housing-led policy approaches: Social innovation to end homelessness in Europe [11/16/2011]
 This paper argues that social innovation in the form of housing-led interventions can enhance progress in the fight against homelessness. It makes a number of proposals about how the EU can promote housing-led approaches in the framework of its social innovation agenda.
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Food, nutrition and homelessness [10/28/2011]
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Employability Starter Kit. How to develop employability services for homeless people. [9/6/2011]
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Breaking down the myths: Providing and managing housing services for homeless people. A toolkit for housing practitioners [9/2/2011]
 This toolkit offers practical advice and guidance, particularly through the use of good practices and case-studies, on how to plan, provide and manage housing services for homeless persons.
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Policy Statement on Health, Youth and Homelessness [7/19/2011]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Impact of Anti-Crisis Austerity Measures on Homeless Services across the European Union [7/15/2011]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
European Social Fund 2014-2020: Joint Proposals from the Informal Network of Social Service Providers regarding the new funding period [7/7/2011]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
European Social Fund 2014-2020: Proposals from the Informal Network of Social Service Providers regarding the new funding period [7/7/2011]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Response to Green Paper on Public Procurement, May 2011 [7/7/2011]
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Opinion on the seasonal workers directive [4/29/2011]
 The idea of having a directive setting minimum standards for the entry and residence of third-country seasonal workers appeared for the first time in the Policy Plan on Legal Migration issued in 2005. However, it was only in July 2010, after the Stockholm Programme reiterated the request, that the European Commission eventually published a proposal for a directive.
Although the adoption of this directive would be a step forward towards a common EU migration policy, the text needs to be improved in order to ensure adequate living and working conditions and make the provided provisions effective.
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FEANTSA's contribution in the framework of the European Social Charter reporting procedure [4/13/2011]
 FEANTSA's contribution to the 10th national report on the implementation of the rESC submitted by France covering period 2005-2009
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Comparability of homelessness data collection across the EU: A case study of six European cities [4/6/2011]
 The FEANTSA Data Group decided to carry out a small case study to test cross-country comparability of homelessness data collection in 6 European cities (Budapest, Dublin, Marseille, Oslo, Ostrava, and The Hague) using the MPHASIS core standard variables as a starting point. As data users and producers, the Group wishes to contribute to EU debates on homelessness measurement.
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FEANTSA European Conference on Quality in Social Services from the Perspective of the Services Working with the Homeless People [3/1/2011]
 European Conference on Quality of Services was be held on the 21st October 2011 in Luxembourg City with the support of the local partners – Caritas Accueil et Solidarité, Confédération Caritas Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg.

 
Questionnaire on Quality in social services from the perspective of services working with homeless people [3/1/2011]
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Preventing destitution of EU citizens [2/25/2011]
 The right to free movement is one of the fundamental rights of EU citizens. Numerous people make use of this right every day and many people have permanently established a new life abroad, thus contributing to the wealth and growth of the host society. However, there is a small but significant proportion of EU citizens for whom moving to another Member State has become a poverty trap. They are destitute and homeless and face difficulties in accessing the right support. Their vulnerable situation is closely linked to EU policies and legislation in the area of free movement of citizens as well as internal migration law and its interpretation at national level. Given its responsibility in this field, FEANTSA calls on the EU to guarantee access to emergency accommodation and emergency support to EU citizens who find themselves destitute in another Member State than the Member State of which they hold nationality. This support should be provided until a sustainable solution that ensures dignity of the person and his/her family has been found.
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FEANTSA statistical reviews [10/19/2010]
 See FEANTSA Research Observatory website

 
FEANTSA's contribution on the situation of Roma and Travellers [10/18/2010]
 FEANTSA's contribution to the Council of Europe High-Level meeting on the situation of Roma and Travellers of 20 October 2010.

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Call for the recognition of the specificities of SSGI [10/12/2010]
 FEANTSA contribution to the European debate on
Social Services of General Interest
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Policy Statement on Health Care Entitlements for People who are Homeless [10/12/2010]
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Briefing paper on Health Care Entitlements for Homeless People in 10 European countries [9/30/2010]
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Press Release: "France Still Violating Travellers’ Housing Rights" [8/6/2010]
 Available in English, French, Italian and Hungarian in the Press section.
 
FEANTSA contribution on violence against women [7/15/2010]
 Contribution to the consultation on an EU Strategy for combating violence against women 2011- 2015
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Housing Rights: from Theory to Practice - 6 May 2010 [5/3/2010]
 European Conference held in Barcelona, Spain on 6 May 2010
 
FEANTSA Policy statement on "How to measure homelessness and housing exclusion" [3/19/2010]
 This paper makes recommendations for 1. A European Typology on Homelessness and housing exclusion (ETHOS) 2. A Europe-wide monitoring system on homelessness 3. The use of EU-SILC to collect information on homelessness, through the use of retrospective modules.
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The impact of EU legislation on social services [2/11/2010]
 Report of a seminar organised by the Informal Network of Social Service Providers (of which FEANTSA is a member). This report gives concrete examples of how some EU policies and legislation impact on social services at national and local level, and formulates recommendations aimed at EU authorities and public authorities in EU Member States.
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Europe will not deliver for people living in extreme poverty [1/13/2010]
 FEANTSA's comments on the EU 2020 strategy
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Empowering Ways of Working: Empowerment for people using homeless services in Europe [10/27/2009]
 This paper aims to provide a better understanding of empowerment in homeless services. Why is it important to think about empowerment? What does it mean to work in an empowering way? What are the challenges?
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FEANTSA-MHE Joint statement on homelessness and mental health [9/10/2009]
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Supported employment for people experiencing homelessness: The role of work integration social enterprises (WISE) [8/5/2009]
 This paper provides a critical analysis of work integration social enterprises (WISE) for the employment of people experiencing homelessness.
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Quality in social services: The perspective of social services working with homeless people [6/19/2009]
 This short FEANTSA paper aims to contribute to current EU debates on quality in social services and draws attention to key elements to consider when discussing quality in homeless services.
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Multiple barriers, multiple solutions: Employment for people who are homeless in the European Union [5/22/2009]
 This article takes up some of the key findings of the FEANTSA European Report 2007 and discusses them in the framework of EU policies that aim to foster the labour market reintegration of the people furthest away from the labour market. The article was first published in Italian langauge in the magazine: Il seme e l'albero, April 2009. www.fondazioneandreadevoto.it
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Homelessness in European Employment Policies [4/30/2009]
 This background paper provides a brief introduction to European employment policies and tools. It aims to identify some of the key initiatives at European level in the field of employment that are or may become relevant from a homelessness perspective. Last update: April 2009
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Tackling financial inclusion is not enough for people experiencing homelessness [4/8/2009]
 FEANTSA response to the Commission Consultation on
Financial Inclusion: Ensuring Access to a basic Bank Account
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Contribution - Consultation on EU action to reduce health inequalities [4/3/2009]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
European Report 2008: The role of housing in pathways into and out of homelessness [3/12/2009]
 With its Annual Theme 2008 on “Housing and Homelessness” FEANTSA wanted to explore the importance of housing policies to the fight against homelessness. This European report presents the main findings from national reports of 18 EU countries. It highlights the areas of substantial agreement across Europe as well as setting out areas of disagreement or difference in perception or approach between countries.
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FEANTSA Contribution to the FRA Annual work programme 2010 [2/23/2009]
 FEANTSA contributed to the consultation on the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Draft annual work programme for 2010
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Data sources on homelessness [2/12/2009]
 As yet, there are no European statistics on homelessness. However, data and research do exist at national and local level on homelessness. Read on
 
Briefing paper on homelessness and alcohol [2/2/2009]
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Access to housing - antidiscrimination toolkit [1/29/2009]
 Exclusion may take the form of discrimination along a number of dimensions and discrimination can contribute to housing exclusion. The present toolkit, which is aimed at organisations providing services to people who are homeless or faced with housing and social exclusion gives an overview of available international tools to tackle housing discrimination.
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Acces to Employment for People experiencing Homelessness: Recommendations for Member States and the European Union [1/26/2009]
 Existing employability initatives usually fail to reach out to the most excluded groups, such as people experiencing homelessenss.
This Policy Statement sets out recommendations for Member States and the European Union to make employment policies for people experiencing homelessness more effective in the future. The recommendations are based on the findings of FEANTSA’s European Report 2007 “Multiple Barriers, Multiple Solutions” .
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2011 Round of Population and Housing Censuses: FEANTSA Recommendations for the enumeration of homeless people on census night [11/24/2008]
 This is an initial stocktaking of the situation in Europe. FEANTSA would like to invite Eurostat to organise a preparatory meeting on hard-to-count groups, to allow national statistics offices to exchange ideas and methodologies on the enumeration of homeless people in 2011.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Homeless in Europe Magazine [10/31/2008]
 The magazine FEANTSA issued in October 2008 is devoted to the right to housing and titles "The Right to Housing: The Way forward"
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National Strategic Reports 2008-2010 on social protection and social inclusion: Paving the way for a European consensual framework on homelessness [10/31/2008]
 FEANTSA Evaluation of the 2008-2010 National strategic reports on social protection and social inclusion
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Paving the way for a European consensual framework on homelessness [10/14/2008]
 This statement draws attention to the impact of the EU social inclusion strategy so far and to the potential for delivering visible progress on homelessness through the Open method of coordination.
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Czech Republic - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [10/7/2008]
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Austria - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [9/19/2008]
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Italy - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [9/19/2008]
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Italy - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [8/29/2008]
 The report is available in Italian language: Italian language version
 
France - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [8/19/2008]
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Germany - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [8/19/2008]
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Germany - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness Annexes [8/19/2008]
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Luxembourg - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [8/19/2008]
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Greece - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [8/6/2008]
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Hungary - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/29/2008]
 This report is available in Hungarian language : Hungarian language version
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Poland - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/29/2008]
 This report is available in Polish language: Polish language version .
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Lithuania -National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/28/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Spain - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/28/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Belgium - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/15/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Denmark - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/15/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Finland - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/15/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Portugal - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/15/2008]
 The report is available in Portuguese language : Portuguese language version
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United Kingdom - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [7/15/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Ireland - National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [6/24/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Letter from FEANTSA to President Barroso [6/24/2008]
 FEANTSA response to the Renewed EU social agenda for the 21st century
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FEANTSA Peer Review contribution: The social economy from the perspective of active inclusion, Belgium [6/18/2008]
 FEANTSA was invited as one of the official stakeholders to the Belgian peer review. The Peer Review looked at the role of the social economy for providing job opportunities for people far from the labour market.
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Estonia -National Report 2008: Housing and Homelessness [6/17/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA contribution to the consultation on the The Future of the Most Deprived Persons Food Distribution Programme [5/15/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
AMI's Social Action Report 2007 [4/16/2008]
 This report provides an overview of AMI's activities for the year 2007, including statistics on their clients. This report also exists in Portuguese .
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FEANTSA comments on the draft Block exemption regulation in the area of State aid [4/1/2008]
 The European Commission is currently reforming its state aid regulations. One of the main aims of this reform is to create a simple, user-friendly and coherent set of legislative rules applying to those types of aid which can be considered to be compatible with the EU treaty and European competition rules.
The Commission asked relevant stakeholders to comment on the draft regulation. In its response to the consultation, FEANTSA highlights the need to ensure that people who are homeless can actually benefit from the employment aid for disadvantaged workers.
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FEANTSA Response to the active inclusion agenda proposed in the 2007 European Commission Communication on "Modernising social protection for greater social justice and economic cohesion: taking forward the active inclusion of people furthest from the labour market" (February 2008) [3/31/2008]
 This short contribution to EU debates on active inclusion builds on FEANTSA’s 8 Basic Principles for the active inclusion of homeless people developed following the first active inclusion consultation (FEANTSA, 2006) and aims to shed light on the potential transferability of the proposed ideas and measures in the recent Commission Communication into concrete policies for the active inclusion of homeless people.
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Questionnaire for the Annual Theme 2008: Housing solutions for people who are homeless [2/6/2008]
 The FEANTSA Annual Theme Questionnaire 2008 aims to collect information from FEANTSA members about housing and homelessness in all Member States. The information will serve as the basis for the national reports which will be prepared by the AC member of each country. The information from all national reports will then be drawn together in the FEANTSA European Report 2008. The main findings of this report will be presented and discussed at the FEANTSA European Conference in Cardiff/UK on the 13-14th of November 2008.
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Greece: Employment and Homelessness - National Report 2007 [1/29/2008]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Glossary of EU terms [1/8/2008]
 In order to facilitate participation of all relevant stakeholders in the EU strategy for social protection and social inclusion, FEANTSA has created a glossary of general social policy terms as well as a specialised glossary on social inclusion terms used in this EU process. See more here.
 
European Health Policy Update, January 2008 [1/1/2008]
 This information briefing gives an overview of developments regarding the work of the European Commission on Public Health and related areas. It is intended to highlight some recent policy developments that may be relevant to FEANTSA members. Only a brief introduction and some relevant links are given here, however, you can email the FEANTSA office for more details.
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FEANTSA Commitment to the EU Alcohol and Health forum on reducing alcohol related harm. [1/1/2008]
 This is the detailed description of the commitment to action made by FEANTSA on joining the European Alcohol and Health Forum. This initiative, led by DG Sanco is intended to reduce the harm done by alcohol in all areas of life and society. It is a multi-stakeholder platform, bringing together civil society and industry and structured around commitments to action. FEANTSA has committed itself to the creation of an online resource centre on alcohol and homelessness. If you have resources on this issue, please do not hesitate to send them to the office for inclusion.
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FEANTSA Response to the Stakeholder consultation on the “Proposal for an Action Plan to fight Tuberculosis in the European Union” [1/1/2008]
 This document was produced in response to the Draft Action Plan that was circulated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which FEANTSA received in December 2007. You can read FEANTSA's detailed response below. The ECDC will take account of comments received to draw up a new draft.
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Social inclusion calendar of events 2008 [12/10/2007]
 See list of EU social inclusion events which are particularly relevant to FEANTSA here
 
European Report 2007: Multiple barriers, Multiple solutions [11/2/2007]
 The FEANTSA European Report 2007 is based on national reports from 16 EU countries and aims to provide an overview about the employment situation of people experiencing homelessness as well as efforts to overcome their barriers to employment in the European Union as a whole.
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FEANTSA Proposal : A Retrospective module on homelessness for household surveys (October 2007) [10/29/2007]
 This proposal is the result of discussions within the Data collection working group of FEANTSA. This is an initial proposal to feed into current debates on homelessness measurement since retrospective methods in this area are still quite new in many countries, and the Data collection group believes this method could be useful for shedding more light on homelessness pathways. This paper will be changed and adapted according to future developments in the use of retrospective modules on homelessness.
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Summary Report: Homeless people’s healthcare needs and access to healthcare provision in Wales [10/29/2007]
 This document is a summary of the report Homeless people’s healthcare needs and access to healthcare provision in Wales, prepared by Prof Susan Hutson. The full report is available from Cymorth Cymru.

The report describes the experiences, views and ideas of homeless people across Wales, and has been prepared with the support and involvement of fourteen homelessness organisations across the country.
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Poland: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [10/8/2007]
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How to allocate social housing? The urgency of the housing need of the applicant must prevail! [9/20/2007]
 This statement wants to contribute to the debate about the (future) role of social housing providers - especially regarding the target population. There are valid arguments for broadening and narrowing the target population - depending on the political, legal,n and financial context in which social housing providers operate. This statement provides some elements for an effective and fair system to allocate social housing dwellings. The statement also feeds into the EU debate about the (negative) impact of EU State aid rules on social housing - which often relates to the scope of intervention of social housing providers on the housing market and thus the breadth of the target population.
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Social housing challenged by increasing housing exclusion: Governments need to urgently improve the context in which housing providers operate [9/20/2007]
 Social housing providers have to address new challenges which are related with rapidly increasing levels of housing exclusion throughout Europe. FEANTSA call for government intervention which allows social housing providers to take on new challenges while continuing to guarantee access to housing for the most vulnerable housing consumers.
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Austria: Employment and Homelessness - National Report 2007 [9/13/2007]
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User influence at Section - 110 accomodation facilities for homeless in Denmark [9/6/2007]
 This survey can contribute knowledge - nationally and internationally - concerning the nature of the mechanisms that promote constructive user influence and concerning the frameworks within a culture of effective user involvement.
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Luxembourg: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [9/4/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Poverty reality check: Homelessness on the increase in Europe [9/3/2007]
 This FEANTSA statement is a contribution to the European stocktaking of social realities launched by the Bureau of European Policy Advisers of the European Commission (BEPA).This paper attempts to highlight some (not all) key initiatives and findings at European and national level which confirm the current political consensus on the urgent need to tackle the root causes of homelessness. In contradiction with all declarations on European values and the importance of the European social model,homelessness is a European social reality in Europe, and national governments are increasingly aware of the need to tackle the problem before it spirals out of control.


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FEANTSA recommendations for the 2007 European Round Table on poverty and social exclusion "Untapped potential: Using the full potential of the OMC to address poverty" [9/1/2007]
 FEANTSA, the European federation of national organisations working with homeless people, has followed the EU social inclusion strategy since the beginning (2001-2007), has participated in evaluations of the OMC, has been invited to actively participate in all six Round Tables (Aarhus, Turin, Rotterdam, Glasgow, Tampere, Ponta del Gada), and has seen the emergence of tackling homelessness and improving access to decent housing as key priorities for anti-poverty policy at EU level. This short statement makes recommendations to experts on poverty and social exclusion involved in the OMC process on how to use the full potential of this European tool for the eradication of poverty including extreme forms of poverty and exclusion such as homelessness.


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Italy: Employment and Homelessness - National Report 2007 [8/22/2007]
 This report is also available in Italian:Italian language version
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The Netherlands: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [8/21/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
New member states joining the EU social inclusion process [8/8/2007]
 This webpage looks at the integration of new countries in the EU social inclusion process after the two recent waves of enlargement in 2004 and 2007 - see more here.
 
Ireland: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [8/6/2007]
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Belgium: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [7/16/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
UK: Employment and Homelessness - National Report 2007 [7/10/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Czech Repuclic: Employment and Homelessness -National Report 2007 [7/4/2007]
 The report is also available in Czech language: Czech language version
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Estonia: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [7/2/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Hungary: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [7/2/2007]
 This report is also available in Hungarian:Hungarian language version
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SSGI should cater for the needs of the most vulnerable [7/2/2007]
 FEANTSA's contribution to the debate on social services of general interest
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Child homelessness in Europe - An overview of emerging trends [7/1/2007]
 As part of its work on social inclusion, FEANTSA examined child homelessness in Europe to contribute to debates on child poverty - the priority issue selected for the OMC thematic light year 2007 in the framework of the EU strategy for social protection and social inclusion. FEANTSA therefore carried out a general stocktaking of child homelessness in Europe and drawn up a short European report summarising the outcomes of this exercise. The aim was to look at homeless children (including street children) who are under 18 years of age, and who are in the living situations of the ETHOS typology on homelessness and housing exclusion.
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Homelessness and Domestic Violence: Tailoring Services to meet the needs of Women who are Homeless and Fleeing Domestic Violence [7/1/2007]
 Domestic violence is a complex problem. Tackling it implicates a range of actors and requires political support and commitment. The homeless sector certainly has an important role to play in relation to women fleeing domestic violence, as part of an overall strategy. This paper will seek to outline some of the findings that have emerged in relation to developing services to meet the needs of women fleeing domestic violence and to supporting them to move on and out of a life overshadowed by the constant threat of violence.
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Spain: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [6/25/2007]
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France: Employment and homelessness -National Report 2007 [6/21/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Participation Toolkit - "Redistributing the Power" [6/15/2007]
 This toolkit is addressed to organisations providing services for people who are homeless, and the people that use those services. We hope that it can offer advice and ideas that could be useful in homeless services, in order for people experiencing homelessness to really get involved in decisions affecting services and how they operate.


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Pleidooi en Adviezen voor Cliëntparticatie in Sociale Ondernemingen

This document is also available in Polish!
Przewodnik Partycypacji. Jak dzieliæ siê w³adz¹
  » Document available in the following languages :    
 
 
Finland: Employment and homelessness - National Report 2007 [6/13/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Shared Values for Participation [6/12/2007]
 This document is a reference and evaluation tool for homelessness services that are developing participation of people who are homeless. They can help organizations to evaluate whether they are truly engaging with participation and facilitating service users to be meaningfully involved in decision-making affecting the services that they use.
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
European Conference and Information Day - Programme [6/11/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
Portugal: Employment and Homelessness - National Report 2007 [6/7/2007]
 This report is also available in Portuguese:Portuguese language version
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Contribution to the FRA civil society consultation [6/1/2007]
 FEANTSA contributed to the civil society consultation launched by the new EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Report from the Workshop on barriers preventing access to healthcare services for people with mental health problems [5/9/2007]
 This workshop was organised by FEANTSA and Mental Health Europe at the 2007 European Public health Alliance conference on Health in the Enlarged EU. You can find the workshop report and presentations on the page below.
 
FEANTSA response to the Green Paper on Labour Law [4/12/2007]
 The FEANTSA response analyses the impact of labour law reforms in Europe on people experiencing homelessness, including workers who face difficulties in securing adequate accommodation. FEANTSA demonstrates that labour law reforms that simply focus on more flexibility will have no positive impact on the most vulnerable groups, such as people who are homeless. To be effective, labour law has to be integrated in a broader policy framework that adequately balances security and flexibility ("flexicurity"). FEANTSA's response describes how "flexicurity" can work to help people who are homeless to gain employment.
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
Homelessness, Health and the case for an intermediate care centre [4/2/2007]
 This report was produced in Dublin in May 2006. It seeks to clearly lay out and examine the arguments for intermediate care centres as an important part of a comprehensive and joined-up approach to the health situation of people who are homeless. It is based on an extensive literature review. The authors are Austin O'Carroll, Fiona O'Reilly, Mary Corbett and Liam Quinn.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Questionnaire for the Annual Theme 2007 "Multiple barriers, multiple solutions: Inclusion into and through employment for people who are homeless in Europe" [3/22/2007]
 The questionnaire aims to collect information from FEANTSA members that are working in the area of employment and homelessness in all Member States. The information will be the basis for the national reports and the European report on this topic. The main findings of the European report will be presented at the FEANTSA European Conference on 19th October in Zaragoza/Spain.
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
Methodological Guide on Providing Health Support and services to People who are homeless - Report from French organisation FNARS [3/15/2007]
 This guide was drawn up by FNARS in order to raise awareness on the importance of support in the area of health for people who are homeless and to support the development of work in this area in the homeless sector. It is available in French only.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Reaction to the Consultation Regarding Community Action on Health Services [2/12/2007]
 The response briefly covers the following points:
Introduction; Healthcare : The Imperfect Market; Vulnerable Consumers: the Inverse Care Rule; Health: A Right and a Resource; FEANTSA’s Support for the EPHA position; Question 8; Question 9; Conclusions / Executive Summary
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA’s response to the Commission Green paper on the role of the Civil Society in Drugs Policy in the European Union [2/12/2007]
 Making the most of the expertise of the homelessness sector on drugs and substance abuse issues
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA European Report 2005: Street Homelessness - a growing problem that needs urgent attention [1/17/2007]
 In 2005, FEANTSA addressed the topic of social emergency and crisis intervention and analysed the policies developed to help people who are forced to live in a public space or in emergency accommodation centres.

This report is based on contributions from FEANTSA members; outcome of FEANTSA’s European conference Social Emergencies and Crisis Intervention in Large European Cities: current practices and future challenges (Paris – October 2005); research of FEANTSA’s European Observatory on Homelessness in 2005; and discussions in FEANTSA’s Administrative Council. The report was formally adopted by the Administrative Council in October 2006.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
EU State aid rules and social housing [1/12/2007]
 FEANTSA calls for action to make social housing accessible for the most vulnerable
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Briefing - The Services directive [1/8/2007]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Children and homelessness 2007 [12/5/2006]
 FEANTSA will take stock of policies to support homeless children in EU27, and produce a short report on this in 2007. In the meantime, any national or local information on homelessness and children will be posted on the following webpage.
 
Policy statements on homelessness/social inclusion at EU level [12/2/2006]
 FEANTSA statements related to social inclusion and homelessness can be found on the following webpage. This includes statements on the NAPs process, on homelessness in the wider EU context, on social inclusion in the general EU Lisbon strategy framework.
 
Policy statements on the Open Method of Coordination [12/2/2006]
 FEANTSA statements related to the OMC can be found on the following webpage.
Reports produced in 2007 will also be posted on this webpage.
The OMC is the mechanism used to coordinate national social inclusion policies in the framework of the EU strategy on social protection and social inclusion through cooperation between the European Commission, national social affairs administrations, and other European stakeholders. FEANTSA is one of the main European stakeholders in this OMC framework, and provides regular feedback on the functioning of the process.
 
FEANTSA European reports monitoring national trends on homelessness [11/29/2006]
 For all European reports based on feedback from FEANTSA homeless service providers from 2003 to 2006 (shadow peer reviews, European report on the JIMs, European Reports on the NAPs,etc), see here.
Reports produced in 2007 will also be posted on this webpage.
 
FEANTSA Contribution to the debate on Alcohol Strategy for Europe [10/16/2006]
 The future European Strategy on Alcohol: Taking account of the needs of people who are homeless
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
"The Right to Health is a Human Right: Ensuring access to Health for People who are Homeless" [10/13/2006]
 The FEANTSA European report on this theme is available in English and French.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Multiple barriers, multiple efforts: Employment barriers and solutions for homeless individuals [10/11/2006]
 This document points out exisiting barriers to employment for people who are homeless and makes recommendations on how to best address these obstacles in a holistic manner. The findings of this analysis are based on the expertise of the FEANTSA employment working group as well as international research.
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
Defining social housing as a service of general interest [10/9/2006]
 Contribution of FEANTSA
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Exploring the Complex Relationship between Housing and Health through Consideration of the Health Needs of People who are Homeless [10/5/2006]
 This paper was drawn up and presented by FEANTSA at the 2006 European Network of Housing Research Conference in 2006. The paper seeks to unravel the complex relationship between housing and health by examining the health impact of housing deprivation. It looks at the health situation and needs of people experiencing homelessness and the way in which these health problems relate to the housing exclusion which they are suffering. In this way, the paper explores the different ways that housing plays a role in relation to health.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Resource pages on Research on Health and Homelessness in EU Countries [10/5/2006]
 These resource pages have been drawn up on the basis of the national reports submitted by FEANTSA's members within the framework of the annual theme 2006 "the Right to Health is a Human Right: enusuring Access to Health for People who are Homeless".
 
How the right to housing became justiciable in France: The contribution of Article 31 of the Council of Europe revised European Social Charter [10/2/2006]
 The Right to Housing has long been integrated into the French legal system, though it shows a surprising and ongoing lack of impact in terms of rights available to individuals.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
What future for EU social inclusion policy? [10/2/2006]
 FEANTSA makes recommendations on how to take the EU social inclusion process forward under PROGRESS, by emphasising the need to create mutual learning processes on all the societal problems covered by the umbrella term of "social inclusion"
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Annual conference - Information day: Project visits programme Wroclaw, 12th October 2006 [9/26/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Swedish national report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [9/26/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Estonian National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [9/11/2006]
 This report is also available in Estonian
Estonian language version
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Homelessness in the revised Lisbon Strategy [9/8/2006]
 In this policy statement FEANTSA takes up the clear commitment made at EU level to bringing disadvantaged groups into employment and evaluates if and how Member States have followed through on this recommendation.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Sept 06 Eurocare presentation of the state of play in relation to the planned EU strategy on alcohol [9/5/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Austrian National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [9/1/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Czech national report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/16/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
German National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/16/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Belgian National Report for the Annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Danish National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
 For further information on Health and Homelessness in Denmark in addition to the report below, it is also useful to consult two brief documents made available by the Copenhagen Health Team for Homeless People. You can read an extract from their 2000-03 report in English, or consult this English language powerpoint presentation on the work of the Health Team.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Finnish National Report for FEANTSA's Annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
French National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Hungarian National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
 This report is also available in Hungarian
Hungarian language version
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Irish National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Luxemburg National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Polish National Report for FEANTSA's Annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Portuguese National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
 This report is also available in Portuguese:
Portuguese language version
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Spanish National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
UK National Report for FEANTSA's annual theme 2006 [8/14/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
"Women in Difficult Times: Causes, Scope for Action, Coping" [7/10/2006]
 "Frauen in Dunklen Zeiten: Persönliche Berichte von Wohnungsnotfall: Ursachen, Handlungsspielräume, Bewältigung". This is a piece of German language research from 2005, commissioned by the German Ministry for Research and Training. It examines the experience of housing emergency by women in Germany.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Men and Housing Exclusion: A qualitative study of perceptions and situations of men in a situation of housing emergency" [7/10/2006]
 "Männer in Wohnungsnot: eine qualitative Untersuchung zu Deutungsmustern une Lebenslagen bei männlichen Wohnungsnotfällen." This is a piece of German language research produced in 2005 and financed by the German Minstry for Research and Training.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Housing Rights in Europe Conference (September 2006) [6/19/2006]
 An international conference devoted to Housing Rights in Europe was held on 18-19 September 2006 in Helsinki.

For more information please click here.
 
FEANTSA Shadow Peer Reviews [6/13/2006]
 For all information on FEANTSA Shadow peer reviews, please see
here.
Every year, the European Commission together with the EU Member States organise a series of peer reviews on specific national or local policies in the area of social inclusion. When the policies examined are related to homelessness, FEANTSA conducts a "shadow" peer review amongst its members in order to offer a service provider perspective to the debate.
 
Flyer and Registration Form for FEANTSA's October 2006 Conference [6/1/2006]
 "The Right to Health is a Human Right: Ensuring access to Health for People who are Homeless" Wroclaw, Poland, October 13th 2006.
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
FEANTSA's response to the Commission Communication on active inclusion of the people furthest from the labour market [4/19/2006]
 This FEANTSA paper points out a number of principles as well as recommendations to ensure that EU action is effective in reaching the objective to promote the inclusion of people experiencing homelessness as one of the groups furthest from the labour market.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Draft Programme for FEANTSA's Conference in Wroclaw on the 13th of October 2006: The Right to Health is a Human Right: Ensuring Access to Health for Homeless People [4/14/2006]
 The programme for FEANTSA's conference is still being finalised. This programme is provided on an indicative basis and will still be subject to some small changes in the coming weeks.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA Contribution to the Consultation on the Commission Green Paper for Mental Health [3/15/2006]
 "Towards an EU strategy on Mental Health: Taking Account of the Mental Health Needs of People experiencing Homelessness"
This paper briefly outlines the nature and scope of the problem of mental ill-health among people experiencing homelessness and how this serves to worsen their situation and further cement them into a situation of extreme exclusion. It examines how meeting the needs of this vulnerable group relates back to the strategic policy objectives of the EU. Finally it looks at some of the proposed elements of the future European strategy on mental health and assesses their potential and relevance for people experiencing homelessness and housing exclusion.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Briefing Paper: Mobility and Deregulation of Housing Markets [2/24/2006]
 The EU risks worsening the situation of vulnerable people by calling for less regulation in the housing market in order to boost employment rates.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Good practice guidelines for monitoring and measuring homelessness [2/23/2006]
 This is a Guide for FEANTSA members who wish to set up a documentation system on homelessness, or who wish to revise their current system.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
The European Constitution: a critical study of the social provisions [2/23/2006]
 This document is the result of a careful analysis of the possible impact of the draft EU constitution on the fight against homelessness and severe housing exclusion. We focused on the social provision of the constitution.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Discrimination and the right to housing in Europe [2/9/2006]
 FEANTSA analysed the possible impact of anti-discrimination legislation of the EU on access to housing (both private market housing and social housing). The paper also looks at the possible conflict between the right to housing and the right not to be discriminated. This report is the basis for FEANTSA's policy work on anti-discrimination. The report is for the moment only available in French.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Response to the European Commission Communication on the new streamlined strategy on social protection and inclusion [2/2/2006]
 The EU social inclusion political context is changing - social inclusion has now been streamlined with health and pensions and all three dimensions will be dealt with under one single strategy. The Commission issued a Communication on this (end of December 2005). This FEANTSA document provides a short analysis of the future streamlined strategy as well as key messages from homeless service providers in Europe.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Detailed overview of the impact of EU policies on access to housing. [2/1/2006]
 This document outlines how EU policies in areas, such as social inclusion, economic policies, immigration, etc, relate to housing policies. FEANTSA found that several EU decisions directly or indirectly negatively affect access to housing. This document is the basis for the policy work of FEANTA in the area of housing and will be updated soon (the cuurent version dates from 2003).
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA's annual conference in 2006 will focus on the theme "The Right to Health is a Human Right: Ensuring Access to Health for Homeless People" [1/23/2006]
 This conference will take place in Wroclaw in Poland on the 13th of October 2006, in cooperation with FEANTSA's Polish partners: St Brother Albert's Aid Society, The Pomeranian Forum in Aid of Getting out of Homelessness, and the Barka Foundation.

Updates on the conference programme as well as other work and events in relation to this annual theme will be made available on this page in the coming weeks and months.
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Denmark [1/20/2006]
 This report is available in Danish also. Go to:
All Reports
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Estonia [1/20/2006]
 This report is available in Estonian also. Go to:
All Reports
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Flanders [1/20/2006]
 This report is available in Dutch also. Go to:
All Reports
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in France [1/20/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Germany [1/20/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Hungary [1/20/2006]
 An annexe to this report, as well as a Hungarian language version of the report and annexe are also available. Go to:
All Reports
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Ireland [1/20/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Luxemburg [1/20/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in Spain [1/20/2006]
 This report is available in Catalan also. Go to:
All Reports
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in the Brussels Region [1/20/2006]
 This report is available in Dutch also. Go to:
All Reports
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in the Netherlands [1/20/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
2005 Report on Social Emergency in Finland [1/20/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Are Roma vulnerable to homelessness? [1/19/2006]
 This is an analysis produced by FEANTSA on the nature and scope of homelessness (as defined in FEANTSA's ETHOS classification) experienced by Roma. This paper is not meant to be exhaustive, but is a first attempt to better understand the specificities of homelessness amongst Roma.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Short Brief on the Right to Health in International Charters and Agreements [1/16/2006]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Housing Rights and Human Rights [1/12/2006]
 "Housing Rights and Human Rights" provides a valuable guide to understanding the origins and extent of contemporary human rights and housing rights instruments, including established corpus of law and standards. The book examines the development and current status of housing rights, as they are defined, monitored and implemented (or not) in line with various obligations of States.


This book is available from FEANTSA at the cost of 10€. Please click here to visit the FEANTSA bookshop).
 
Questionnaire Annual Theme 2006: "The Right to Health is a Human Right: Ensuring Access to Health for Homeless people" [1/10/2006]
 This questionnaire has been distributed to all FEANTSA members. National reports for each country will be submitted on this basis and FEANTSA will draw up a European report on this basis.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
European Observatory on Homelessness (FEANTSA) [1/6/2006]
 For more FEANTSA European Reports prepared by the researchers of the European Observatory on Homelessness, see here
The EU identified the lack of knowledge on homelessness as one of the principal reasons for the lack of concrete policy measures.
The FEANTSA European Observatory on Homelessness will continue to contribute to a better understanding of homelessness through its annual research on homelessness (profile, services, role of the state, statistics, policies).
 
FEANTSA Proposal for the EU Urban Audit 2006 [12/13/2005]
 Definition of homelessness for the collection of urban-level data on the number and profile of homeless people in 300 European cities
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Barcelona Ciy Council and Homeless Policy: An Overview of Developments in Barcelona in 2005 [12/1/2005]
 This report describes the year of 2005 as a "year of highs and lows" for Homeless People in Barcelona. On the one hand the City Council appears willing, with its Municipal Social Inclusion Plan, to implement public policies to improve the living conditions of the homeless, while on the other, it is introducing a municipal ordinance to encourage civil behaviour that criminalises and socially stigmatises homeless people. The report was submitted by FEANTSA member Association Prohabitage and is available in English (below) and Catalan only.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Tuberculosis and Homelessness: The growing problem of tuberculosis among homeless people and other vulnerable groups: the need for concerted action at European level to tackle this public health problem [12/1/2005]
 Tuberculosis is a disease that is historically associated with poverty and indeed it is a disease that has a great deal of stigma attached to it. The reason that TB has been associated with poverty is that inadequate and unsanitary housing, overcrowded conditions and deficient nutrition greatly raise the risk of infection with TB. The exposure that rough sleepers experience, places them at risk, as do the conditions in hostels and shelters.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Belgian Peer Review on the right to social integration, November 7-8, 2005 in Brussels [11/17/2005]
 On 7-8 November 2005 FEANTSA took part in the Belgian Peer Review on the right to social integration, which combines the granting of a minimum income scheme with a guidance and support programme for the recipients, with the aim of supporting the recipient towards social integration. Here is the written contribution presented by Michel Mercadié, chair of the Employment working group
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Homelessness on the European Employment Agenda [11/17/2005]
 The new Employment Guidelines and the new Lisbon agenda on "Growth and Jobs" published in April 2005 mention various aspects of activation and integration the people that are the furthest from the labour market. This policy statement presents the important positions of FEANTSA in reactions to these new Employment guidelines.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention in large European cities - 27/28 October in Paris [11/4/2005]
 For all information on the conference (conference report, photos), please see following link
 
Press Release : Social Emergency and Crisis Intervention Conference [10/25/2005]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA and OSW Participation Audit: Involving Homeless People in Decision-making affecting the Services that they use [10/1/2005]
 This report is an overview of participation practices among service providers in Europe.
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
Information on Association Rauxa [9/26/2005]
 This powerpoint presentation offers a good overview of the work of Rauxa in Catalonia to offer a treatment for alcoholism and opportunities for employment integration.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Addressing the health needs of rough sleepers [9/20/2005]
 This report presents an overview of the health needs of rough sleepers. It was written by Professor Sian Griffiths for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in Britain.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Medecins Sans Frontieres Report on the Health Situation of Migrant Workers in Italy [9/20/2005]
 The report highlights the lack of access to health for migrant workers, as well as the terrible housing situation experienced by many.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Press Release: August 2005 [9/2/2005]
 Tragic deaths of migrants in Paris fires show the stark reality of the housing crisis in Europe today
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
2005 All National reports on social emergency and crisis intervention in large cities [6/28/2005]
 These are the reports submitted by the members of FEANTSA within the framework of the annual theme 2005.
 
European Commission's proposal for a Directive on Services in the Internal Market [6/2/2005]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Housing Rights in Germany [5/30/2005]
 This article looks at housing rights in the German constitutional law in the international and European context of human rights and social rights (only available in English)
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Evaluation of the Open Method of Coordination in the field of social protection and social inclusion [5/2/2005]
 OMC applied to homelessness: Strong interest, great potential, and results guaranteed
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Background document prepared by FEANTSA's office on the Services Directive [5/1/2005]
 This paper intends to describe the content of the proposed Directive; the objectives it pursues and the measures it proposes to achieve them. It also attempts to analyse the impact that these measures may have over social services (including social housing) and to point out some problems that might arise in case the proposal is eventually adopted.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA Press Release: How many homeless people are there in Europe in 2005? Using ETHOS to try and find an answer [4/1/2005]
 This press release from April 2005 launched the FEANTSA Observatory Statistics Review for 2004.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA's position on the EU public procurement directives [3/18/2005]
 This is FEANTSA's analysis of the possible impact of the public procurement directives on the quality of service provision for people experiencing homelessness.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA reaction on the Commission's proposal for a DIRECTIVE ON SERVICES [3/11/2005]
 This is FEANTSA reaction on the "Bolkestein directive". FEANTSA warns that competition with for-profit service providers will be at the expense of very vulnerable people, such as the homeless. Homeless people are a too fragile part of the population and do not have the necessary power -neither as voters nor as "consumers" of services - to ensure adequate quality of the services they need. FEANTSA calls for homeless services, and by extention all not-for-profit social services, to be excluded from the scope of the draft directive.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA's position on the concept of SUSTAINABLE HOUSING [3/11/2005]
 This is FEANTSA's position on the impact of sustainable housing policies on homelessness and access to housing. FEANTSA is concerned that an overly environmental interpretation of the concept of sustainable housing might increase the costs of housing and limit access to decent housing for vulnerable people, such as the homeless.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
The role of SOCIAL HOUSING for SOCIAL COHESION [3/11/2005]
 This is FEANTSA's view on how social housing actors should contribute to social cohesion. This position is based on a chapter which FEANTSA produced for a UNECE publication on guidelines for social housing (to be published before the summer 2005).
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
European Conference on Social Emergency in Large cities- 27-28 october 2005 - City Hall of Paris [3/8/2005]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
ETHOS - European Typology on Homelessness and housing exclusion [3/1/2005]
 See here for specific information on national and European discussions on ETHOS.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Multi-storey Housing Estates in Eastern Europe: A Major Source of Housing Exclusion [3/1/2005]
 This paper looks at high-rise buildings in Europe and how life within these buildings can become a vector of housing exclusion and homelessness. The paper concentrates in greater detail on Eastern European high-rise housing estates.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Background information on EU public procurement rules [2/28/2005]
 Here you will find some information about EU public procurement rules. The information is quite technical, but might be useful for organsiations which are involved in public procurement in their respective countries.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Questionnaire on social emergency and crisis intervention in large European cities [2/11/2005]
 This questionnaire will serve as a framework of reference for members of the Administrative Council to draft their 2005 national reports on social emergency. Based on these national reports a European report on social emergency will be produced over this summer and presented at the 2005 FEANTSA annual conference on social emergency in Paris on 27-28 october.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA's reaction to the Hague programme [2/3/2005]
 Following the decision by the European Council on Freedom, Security and and Justice establishing the Hague Programme, FEANTSA has put forward a reaction paper pointing out the evntual impact of such a programme on the homeless population accross the EU.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA's policy statement on minimum income [1/4/2005]
 In view of the European Commission upcoming consultation on Minimum income protection policies as measures to combat exclusion, FEANTSA
prepared a policy statement based on observations of the measures in five of the member states, and its impact on disadvantaged groups such as homeless people. A more in-depth study will follow.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Campaign document for the Day against homelessness in Spain in November 2004 [1/1/2005]
 Un Techo...y algo mas
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Delivering Healthcare to Homeless people - What policy-makers can do [1/1/2005]
 FEANTSA calls on policy-makers to take account of the pressing health needs of homeless people and their difficulties in accessing healthcare.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Homelessness figures in Spain [1/1/2005]
 This is a summary of a document published by the National Statistics centre in Spain on homelessness. It was used by Caritas Spain in their campaign work for the national day against homelessness in November 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Modern Begging in Denmark [11/1/2004]
 This article was kindly contributed by Dr Preben Brandt of FEANTSA member organistion Project Udenfor. It offers a sociological overview of the phenomenon of begging in Northern Europe and the different factors at play in relation to begging.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Presentation by Samara Jones of the European Report on Prevention of Homelessness - Budapest 7 october 2004 [11/1/2004]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Tackling Homelessness in Ireland [11/1/2004]
 This presentation was given by Donal Mc Manus at a recent conference in Scotland. It provides an overview of the homelessness strategy in Ireland, highlighting its strengths, as well as areas where improvement is still necessary.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
The impact of anti-social behaviour strategies on the homeless in the UK [11/1/2004]
 This report was submitted by UK member organisation Homeless Link on the basis of recent research it has carried out on thsi question.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Delivering Healthcare to Homeless People [10/1/2004]
 FEANTSA calls on health professionals to inform themselves about the special health needs of homeless people and work towards helping these needs to be met.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Draft Compendium of Good Examples - Prevention Strategies in the Fight Against Homelessness [10/1/2004]
 FEANTSA's member organisations were asked to submit examples of prevention policies, programmes and projects along with their national reports on Prevention Strategies in the Fight Against Homelessness. FEANTSA's office has compiled these examples in a first draft which will be completed over the course of the Budapest conference on Prevention and over the next few weeks.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Poverty affects women, young people and migrants first and foremost [10/1/2004]
 A recent article by Bertrand Bissuel and Claire Guélaud, published in French newspaper Le Monde, highlights the worsening social situation in France. Recent research shows that poverty is on the increase.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Prevention of Homelessness on the European Agenda [10/1/2004]
 This presentation was made by Dr Judith Wolf at the 2004 Round Table on Social Inclusion in Rotterdam, Workshop on Prevention of Homelessness. It looks at concepts of prevention of homelessness and what it entails and how it might be addressed at European Level.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
PREVENTION STRATEGIES TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS: A EUROPEAN REPORT [10/1/2004]
 The European report on prevention of homelessness is based on the national reports submitted to FEANTSA in response to a questionnaire circulated to all member organisations. The report was presented at FEANTSA's European conference on Prevention Strategies in the Fight Against Homelessness held in Budapest, Hungary on 7 October 2004.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Environment and Health [9/30/2004]
 The European Environment and Health Strategy (the SCALE initiative) was launched in 2003. One of the issues that it examines is housing and the associated problems that could have an impact on health.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Vladimir Spidla [9/30/2004]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Italy : national report on prevention [8/31/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004.
Clicare qui per leggere il rapporto in italiano
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Luxemburg national report on prevention [8/31/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Greece : national report on prevention [8/30/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on selected problems of homelessness in Poland, 2004 [8/2/2004]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked NGOs working with the homeless in Poland to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Austria : National report on Prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Belgium : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Czech Republic National Report on Prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Denmark : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
European report 'Co-operation to combat homelessness' [7/1/2004]
 In this report we present an overview and analysis of the way voluntary organisations, public authorities and other actors work together to combat homelessness. The report includes some interesting good practices and a list of policy recommendations to improve co-operation.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Finland : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
France : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
France: Shanty Towns, Inadequate Housing and Housing Which is Unfit for Habitation [7/1/2004]
 This article was kindly submitted by Julien DAMON.
Julien Damon is involved in research and planning for the Caisse nationale des Allocations familiales in France (which is the central body in charge of coordinating the allocation of social welfare benefit). He also teaches in the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (Urbanism and Planning Dept.)
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Hungary national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Ireland : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Ireland: Are property and housing rights concepts changing in Ireland? [7/1/2004]
 Dr. Padraic Kenna, lecturer in the Faculty of Law in the univeristy of Galway and Chairperson of the FEANTSA European Expert Group on Housing Rights, published an article in July 2004 on changing concepts of property and housing rights in Ireland, following the release of a government committee report on the constitution of private property. You can read the article here.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Lithuania : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Netherlands : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Portugal : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Please follow this link to read the report in Portuguese
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Spain : national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
UK national report on prevention [7/1/2004]
 Response to questionnaire on prevention of homelessness, FEANTSA's annual theme 2004
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Homelessness and Housing Exclusion in the New Member States of the EU; based on reports from NGOs working with the homeless [5/31/2004]
 In the spring of 2004, FEANTSA published a report that synthesises the findings of the 10 national NGO reports submitted to FEANTSA from new Member States. As part of FEANTSA's mapping exercise to assess the scope and nature of homelessness in the new countries, the reports proved to be of very good quality; there are important similarities and differences amongst the new countries and their fellow EU Member States.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Health and Homelessness: EU Policy, Part I [4/1/2004]
 This paper traces how EU policy in the area of public health has developed over time and how it interacts or impacts upon the health issues associated with homelessness. It covers EU policy development up to the year 2002.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Health and Homelessness: Part II - Public Health Programme 2003-2008 and Homelessness [4/1/2004]
 This paper is a continuation of Part I and it also traces how EU policy in the area of public health has developed over time and how it interacts or impacts upon the health issues associated with homelessness. It covers EU policy development up to the year from 2002 to the end of the present health programme (2008).
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Homelessness and services in Bulgaria [4/1/2004]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked NGOs working with the homeless in Bulgaria to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Mental Health : Work in Other Bodies [4/1/2004]
 This paper outlines the work and the initiatives carried out by various large international bodies in the area of mental health.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Scope and Nature of Homelessness in Slovenia [4/1/2004]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked Caritas Slovenia, which works with the homeless in Slovenia to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
The Development of EU policy in the area of Mental Health [4/1/2004]
 This paper traces how EU policy in the area of mental health has been developed over time through various conferences and seminars.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on Homelessness in the Czech Republic, March 2004 [3/8/2004]
 During 2003-2004, FEANTSA carried out a mapping exercise, studying the scope and nature of homelessness and the main actors involved in the fight against homelessness. FEANTSA asked a service provider in each of the ten new Member States to prepare a report on homelessness and service provision for the homeless.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Questionnaire on Prevention Strategies in the Fight Against Homelessness [3/1/2004]
 In the spring of 2004, FEANTSA asked its member organisations to respond to a questionnaire on prevention strategies. Members of the Administrative Council were charged with drafting a national report on the basis of the questionnaire by the end of June 2004. The office is currently drafting a European Report to synthesise the findings of the national reports which will also serve to inform FEANTSA's European conference on Prevention in Budapest on 7 October 2004.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
DRAFT SECOND JOINT REPORT ON SOCIAL INCLUSION FEANTSA’S REACTION [2/1/2004]
 FEANTSA comments on the draft Joint Inclusion Report to be discussed at the Spring Summit. FEANTSA has drawn up a reaction to this document. It offers an analysis of how the problems of housing and homeless are addressed in the report.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
National Report on Homelessness in Slovakia, 2004 [1/1/2004]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked NGOs working with the homeless in Slovakia to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on Homelessness in Malta, 2003 [11/3/2003]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked NGOs working with the homeless in Malta to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA's contribution to EU Housing Ministers in Padua (November 2003). [11/1/2003]
 FEANTSA was one of the few European NGO's which had the opportunity to address the annual meeting of the EU Ministers of Housing. FEANTSA called for stronger action of the Housing Ministers in EU policy making. This is the entire speech of Donal McManus - President of FEANTSA.
 
Pan-European methodology to better include homeless people in work and learning [10/31/2003]
 Proposal for the Development of a Pan-European Methodology for Including Homeless People in Learning and Helping Them Find and Retain Work submitted to European policy-makers in late 2003.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Different Aspects of Homelessness in Estonia, 2003 [10/13/2003]
 During 2003-2004, FEANTSA carried out a mapping exercise, studying the scope and nature of homelessness and the main actors involved in the fight against homelessness. FEANTSA asked a service provider in each of the ten new Member States to prepare a report on homelessness and service provision for the homeless.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on Homelessness and Housing Exclusion in Cyprus, 2003 [10/13/2003]
 During 2003-2004, FEANTSA carried out a mapping exercise, studying the scope and nature of homelessness and the main actors involved in the fight against homelessness. FEANTSA asked a service provider in each of the ten new Member States to prepare a report on homelessness and service provision for the homeless.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on Homelessness in Bulgaria, September 2003 [10/13/2003]
 During 2003-2004, FEANTSA carried out a mapping exercise, studying the scope and nature of homelessness and the main actors involved in the fight against homelessness. FEANTSA asked a service provider in each of the ten new Member States to prepare a report on homelessness and service provision for the homeless.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on Homelessness in Latvia, 2003 [10/6/2003]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked NGOs working with the homeless in Latvia to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Belgium : Networking to fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Denmark : Networking to fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
EU enlargement and its impact on access to housing [10/1/2003]
 A vast housing crisis and serious homeless problems enter the EU borders with enlargement. The EU needs to act.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA statement on the revised European Employment Strategy and the Employment Guidelines for 2003 [10/1/2003]
 This policy statement contains FEANTSA's comments following the review process of the European Employment Strategy. FEANTSA believes that the European Commission must take action to include homeless people as a specific group in their efforts to target disadvantaged groups. FEANTSA also calls on the Commission to carefully monitor the implementation of the Employment Guidelines in the National Action Plans on Employment and pay particular attention to the inclusion of the most excluded.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA's position on the revision of the Structural Funds [10/1/2003]
 FEANTSA calls upon the EU to create a sound financial basis for fighting homelessness and housing exclusion under the new Structural Funds (2007-). FEANTSA's proposals are realistic, effective and will not deplete the Structural Funds.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Finland : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
France : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Germany : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Germany : Networking to Fight Homelessness (Annex) [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Ireland : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Italy : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Luxembourg : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Policy statement on the Social Protection Committee's paper: Making Work Pay [10/1/2003]
 FEANTSA is concerned that reforms to existing systems to ‘make work pay’ might not take the needs of homeless people into account. FEANTSA calls upon the SPC to recognise that homeless people do not choose to exclude themselves from the work force; they it is not their choice to be inactive. Therefore we encourage the SPC to take the needs of the homeless into account in their proposals to reform social protection systems and in their emphasis on social activation policies.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Portugal : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Portugal : Networking to Fight Homelessness (Annex) [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Right To Housing - FEANTSA Newsletter [10/1/2003]
 In the Fall of 2003, FEANTSA published a newsletter on the right to housing in Europe which includes contributions from Dr Padraic Kenna, national examples from Ireland, Scotland, Romania and Hungary, as well as an interview with an American campaigner for the right to housing, Chester Hartman.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
SERVICES OF GENERAL INTEREST: FEANTSA calls upon the European Commission to address its ignorance on the role of not-for-profit social services [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Spain : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Sweden : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
The Netherlands : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
United Kingdom : Networking to Fight Homelessness [10/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
National Report on Homelessness in Lithuania, September 2003 [9/15/2003]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked NGOs working with the homeless in Lithuania to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Scope and Nature of Homelessness and Service Provision in Hungary [8/1/2003]
 In 2003 and 2004, FEANTSA asked our members working with the homeless in Hungary to draft a report on the scope and nature of homelessness and service provision. The report also contains information about homelessness and housing policy.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Comments on the progress made on under the Greek Presidency [7/1/2003]
 Comments on the progress, or lack there of, made on under the Greek Presidency. Key points include:
- New employment guidelines
- The Spring Summit
- Second Conference of people experience poverty
- EU Strategy against social exclusion
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA comments on the priorities of Italian Presidency [7/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
STREAMLINING OF THE LISBON STRATEGY: THE EU’S COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING HOMELESSNESS MIGHT BE LOST! [7/1/2003]
 FEANTSA comments on the European Commission's Communication : “Streamlining the social dimension of the Lisbon strategy: streamlining open co-ordination in the field of social protection"
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Policy Recommendations on Best Practice to fight homelessness [6/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Statement on Immigration and homelessness [6/1/2003]
 Short statement of FEANTSA to the Seville European Council in June 2002, which focused on the issue of immigration.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Access to housing in the new member states [3/1/2003]
 This is a short overview of the challenges related to homelessness and housing exclusion in the new member states.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Common statement of FEANTSA and Cecodhas on the EU strategy against poverty and social exclusion and the 2nd round of NAPsIncl. [3/1/2003]
 FEANTSA and Cecodhas call for access to housing to become a priority in the 2nd round of NAPsIncl.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA comments on the Spring Council under the Greek Presidency [3/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA declares that Mid Term Review will not tackle the real issues of poverty and social exclusion [3/1/2003]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
The EU must address housing to make its social cohesion and anti-poverty policies more effective. [12/1/2002]
 FEANTSA calls for housing to become a key policy area of the EU strategy against poverty and social exclusion, for the mainstreaming of the social role of housing in all EU policies, and for housing to become eligible for funding under the new Structural Funds regime.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Report of European conference on immigration and homelessness [11/30/2002]
 This is a short report of the conference including some information about the workshops.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Report on Immigration and homelessness in the EU [11/30/2002]
 This report is not an exhaustive overview of the history and the nature of immigration and how it affects homelessness. Such research was carried out by FEANTSA's European Observatory on Homelessness. (see Observatroy's webpages). This report outlines some major challenges and problems faced by services for homelessness people, which are linked or partly related to immigration.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Immigration in Germany [11/8/2002]
 This is a report on the situation regarding homelessness and immigration in Germany, which was presented by BAGW at the conference. Available in English and German.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Workshop : Co-operation between the homelessness and immigration sectors [11/8/2002]
 Outline for the discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages :   
 
 
Workshop : Dealing with immigrants - financial and legal consequences for service providers [11/8/2002]
 Outline for discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Workshop : Undocumented immigrants: which rights? [11/8/2002]
 Outline for the discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
INADEQUATE IMMIGRATION POLICIES CAUSE HOMELESSNESS TIME FOR ACTION [11/1/2002]
 This statement is addressed at both policy makers and NGO's working in the area of homelessness and/or immigration. The statement fouses on two groups of immigrants, which are more likely to be affected by homelessness - asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Policy statement on revision of the European Employment Strategy [11/1/2002]
 In 2003, the European Union initiated a review process to look at the European Employment Strategy. FEANTSA was involved in the consultation and participated in joint meetings between the European Commission and the Platform of Social NGOs. This policy statement contains FEANTSA's suggestions on how to make the Employment Strategy more relevant and effective for people who are homeless.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Comments on the First Round Table on Social Inclusion - Arhus, Denmark: a good start but the debate stopped short. [10/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
European research report Access to Housing in Europe. [10/1/2002]
 The European Observatory of FEANTSA published in 2003 the transnational report on Access to Housing in Europe. For more information about this book, how to order, as well as the national reports upon which it was based check the research pages of the website.
 
Letter to the Danish Minister of Social Affairs on Equal Opportunities [10/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Presentation by FEANTSA president, Thomas Specht-Kittler to the First Round Table on Social Inclusion: Measuring and combating Homelessness: Key policy responses emerging from the NAPs Social Inclusion [10/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
End of the Spanish Presidency - FEANTSA comments on the lack of attention to the fight against poverty under the Spanish Presidency [7/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA address the Danish Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs and calls for greater emphasis on the need to tackle social exclusion and homelessness. [7/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA comments on the priorities of the Danish Presidency and criticises the focus of social inclusion debate on employment issues. [7/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA's contribution to the Convention on the Future of Europe [7/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA CALLS FOR THE SEVILLE EUROPEAN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THE ISSUE OF IMMIGRATION AND HOMELESSNESS [6/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA comments on the outcome of the Barcelona Spring Summit: What about Poverty? [3/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA speaks out before the Spring Summit in Barcelona [3/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
FEANTSA's reaction to the Spanish Presidency priorities [1/1/2002]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA comments on the Laeken summit and the progress made under the Belgian Presidency towards addressing poverty and social inclusion. [12/1/2001]
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
[10/1/2001]
 
Policy document - Access to Housing [9/1/2001]
 This policy paper was first published in October 2001 and draws on the contents of the national position papers which were prepared by FEANTSA Member organisations in the old 15 Member States of the EU during the first half of 2001, in the framework of the FEANTSA work programme.

This policy paper is intended as a contribution to the further development of the EU's Strategy against poverty and social exclusion (click here for more info), which was launched by the European Council at the Lisbon Summit in March 2000. It is particularly relevant for the National Action Plans to tackle poverty and social exclusion (to read the NAPsIncl click here), which all of the EU Member States undertake to implement during repeated periods of 2 years. The contents of this policy paper have therefore been structured to closely correspond with the Common Objectives of the EU Strategy against poverty and social exclusion, which were adopted by the Nice European Council in December 2000.

Because of the importance of this policy paper of FEANTSA, it is available in 11 European languages. We call upon all relevant bodies to use it as a basis for lobbying the national governments on homelessness in the framework of the NAPsIncl. Although the policy paper dates back a few years, it stays highly relevant. Homelessness is still a completely underdeveloped area in the NAPsIncl.

For printed copies of the policy paper, please contact FEANTSA's office office@feantsa.org).


 
Note to the European Commission on Adapted Employment [1/1/2001]
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
FEANTSA's position on housing as a service of general interest (SIG) [1/1/1997]
 This a contribution of FEANTSA at the European conference "Is Housing an Area of European General Interest?" organised by Celsig www.celsig.org/indexGB.htm (European Liaison Committee on Services of General Interest) in 1997. This contribution remains up to date the basis for FEANTSA's actions on the issue of SIG.
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Background document on the possible impact of the draft EC service directive. []
 The paper should help you to better understand the aims and objectives of the draft directive and its consequences for the homeless sector.
 
Conference Programme Networking and co-operation to fight homelessness 2003 []
 At the conference the European report was presented and discussed. In different workshops networking and co-operation in 4 key areas: housing, employment, justice, and health was discussed. See also below.
 
Draft Conference Programme - European Conference on Prevention Strategies and the Fight Against Homelessness - 7 October 2004 Budapest, Hungary []
 On 7 October 2004, FEANTSA and its Hungarian member organisations will hold a European Conference on Prevention Strategies in the Fight Against Homelessness. The conference will bring together FEANTSA's member organisations, policy makers and researchers to discuss different approaches to preventing homelessness.
Click here to read the programme in Hungarian
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Draft conference programme - European Conference on Social Emergency in Large cities - 27-28 october 2005 - City Hall of Paris []
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Hearing of Commissioner-Designate for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Mr. Vladimir Spidla []
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Homelessness among people with severe mental illness Switzerland []
 This study addresses socio-demographic and clinical characteristics among homeless people in Switzerland admitted to inpatient care, the use of and pathways to inpatient care by this group and, the extent to which psychiatric disorders contribute to the risk of homelessness.
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Programme : European Conference on Immigration and Homelessness 2002 []
 For more information on this conference, see documents below or contact FEANTSA
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Workshop: Networking/Co-operation and Employment []
 Outline for the discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Workshop: Networking/Co-operation and Health and Welfare []
 Outline for the discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages :  
 
 
Workshop: Networking/Co-operation and Housing []
 Outline for the discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages : 
 
 
Workshop: Networking/Co-operation and Justice []
 Outline for the discussion at the conference
  » Document available in the following languages :