Homelessness and housing exclusion in the EU Social Inclusion Peer Review Programme
As an integral part of the Community Action Programme to Combat Social Exclusion 2002-2006, the peer review programme is a voluntary mutual learning process involving the scrutiny of specific policies, programmes or institutional arrangements presented as good practice in the various NAP/inclusion. The programme consists of a series of peer review sessions, in which the experience of the host country is confronted with the comments and critical analysis of peer countries. The aim of the peer review programme is to encourage the dissemination of good practice across Member States by assessing the effectiveness of key policies or institutions. It can serve as a useful tool to Member States to help them in the design and implementation of more effective policies. It should also contribute to the dialogue with stakeholders such as social partners and NGOs and where appropriate, people experiencing poverty and social exclusion. FEANTSA participates in this peer review exercise by organising “shadow” peer reviews at service provider level through consultation of its members (homeless service providers from all over Europe).
FEANTSA Shadow peer reviews of national homeless policies examined in European Peer Reviews
: "Social economy from the perspective of active inclusion"2007
: "National Action Plan against Substandard Housing"
: "Better health for all"2006
: "On the path to finding a home" - Norwegian strategy to prevent and tackle homelessness
: "Financial coordination within the field of rehabilitation"
-Denmark: "Freak Houses for Freak People" or "Unsual housing for unsual lifestyles"
-Greece: Social Cooperatives: A good model for the social integration through employment of people who are homeless with mental health problems?
-Belgium: Minimum Income and Social Integration Institutional Arrangements
-United Kingdom: Rough sleepers strategy (England)
General information on the EU social inclusion peer review programme
-Official peer review website
-European Commission report of all 2007 peer reviews
-European Commission webpage on the peer review programme
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