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2018 FEANTSA Policy Conference - Future Challenges for the Homeless Sector in Europe

14-15 June 2018: Berlin, Germany

English Programme | French Programme | German Programme 

The pre-conference program kicked off on the afternoon on the 14th of June, with a series of site visits and informal working spaces to network on specific topics.

The conference itself will began on Friday 15th of June with a key note address by Professor Eoin O’Sullivan which looked at the direction the homeless sector is moving in advance of the 2030 milestone year. The keynote address was followed by our all-star panel discussing the future challenges for the homeless sector including Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Patrick Develetere, European Political Strategy Centre, Laia Ortiz, Deputy Mayor for Social Rights for Barcelona and Chair of the Eurocities Social Affairs Forum and Dr. Dirk Hauer of Diakonie, Hamburg.

Participants were then invited to participate in a series of workshops touching on a wide range of topics including, innovative housing, EU funds, youth homelessness, migration, violence against women, LGBTIQ homelessness, health inequalities, homelessness & the media, discharge & prevention,  housing first, the changing profile of homelessness and criminalisation.

To see photos from the day, click here.


Keynote Address

Prof. Eoin O' Sullivan - Getting to 2030


Workshop Stream 1

Workshop 1 - Identifying and Responding  to Violence Against WomenRuth KasperYvonne  Matser-van  ‘t  Oever & Thien Nguyen PhanSaija Turunen & Leena Lehtonen

Workshop 2  - Tiny Homes: A Step Forwards or Backwards in Solving Homelessness? - Clotilde Clark-Foulquier,  Emmy KloosterBarbara Poppe

Workshop 3 - Should We Change the Way We Communicate about Homelessness? - Emma Nolan, Francesca AlbaneseMike Allen

Workshop 4 - Discharging  and  Preventing  Homelessness - Werena Rosenke, Heidi Lind,  Lisa O'Brien

Workshop 5 - Training and Employment: Insights Into Effect Practices For People Experiencing Homelessness? -  Jakub Wilczek, Alexandre ChudantMarkus Sinn


Workshop Stream 2

Workshop 1 - FEANTSA Ending Homelessness Awards Prize Winners - Nora Teller, Stepan Ripka & Daniel Janacek,  Miki Mielonen,  Claire Frew

Workshop 3 - Homelessness: An Old Problem With New Faces? - Sarah Coupechoux,  Matt WilkinsPaul Neupert & Dr. Rolf Jordan

Workshop 4 - Impact of Irregular Migration on Homelessness ServicesMauro Striano, Michele Levoy, Raquel Cortés Herrera

Workshop 5 - LGBTIQ HomelessnessRoberto BernadGregory Lewis & Jama SheltonTim Sigsworth


Workshop Stream 3

Workshop 1 - Access to Services for Homeless EU Mobile Citizens - Claude Cahn, Petra SchwaigerAnthony Valcke &  Anna Nicolaou

Workshop 2  - Are We All At Risk of Homelessness? Well – No! - Volker Busch?Geertsema,  Lars BenjaminsenGlen Bramley

Workshop 3 - Public Spaces & Criminalization - Maria Jose Aldanas, Giulia GallizioliNoria Derdek

Workshop 4 - Housing First: New Horizons - Samara Jones, Alison CalderDeborah Quilgars &  Anita Birchall

Workshop 5 - Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Among Homeless People - Robert Aldridge, Katrin SchifferLuca Stevenson