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Launch of the Third Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2018

Wednesday 21 March 2018

12.30 - 14.00 (accreditation from 12.00 to 12.30)

European Parliament, Brussels – PHS 1C47

Discussion about the new FEANTSA/Abbé Pierre Foundation Overview of Housing Exclusion and Homelessness in Europe. Launch organised jointly by FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless, Abbé Pierre Foundation, and with the support of Sylvie Guillaume, Vice-President of the European Parliament (S&D)

Available translations: French & English

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12.30 – 12.45 Introduction

  • Introductory remarks by Sylvie Guillaume (MEP S&D, Vice-President of the European Parliament)
  • Video testimony: « Behind the statistics », M. Konte’s path towards housing

12.45 – 13.20 Key takeaways of the Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2018  

  • By Chloé Serme-Morin (FEANTSA) & Sarah Coupechoux (Abbé Pierre Foundation)
  • Questions/answers with the room

13.20 – 13.50 Discussion: Which levers should we activate or reinforce at the European level to move from managing homelessness and housing exclusion to progressively ending it?

  • Moderated by Manuel Domergue (Abbé Pierre Foundation)
  • Discussants: Cédric Vanstyvandael (President of Housing Europe – TBC), Jens Schumacher (Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU), Claude Cahn (OHCHR – TBC), Raquel Cortes Herrera (European Commission - DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion).

13.50 – 14.00 Conclusive remarks  

  • By Freek Spinnewijn (FEANTSA) & Sylvie Guillaume (MEP S&D, vice-president of the European Parliament)