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Wednesday 21 November 2018,  15.00 – 17.30

European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli building, room A5G305  

Hosted by Mary Honeyball MEP, S&D, UK

The ‘Safe at Home’ project aims at strengthening the role housing providers in responding to domestic violence. During this round table, policy recommendations and recommendations to housing providers on how to improve support to survivors of domestic violence will be presented. The round table will give MEPs, representatives of the European Commission, housing providers and women’s organizations the opportunity to comment to the recommendations and engage in a joint discussion.


Welcome & introduction: Mary Honeyball MEP, S&D, UK

Presentation of the 'Safe at Home' project: Yvonne Matser van’t Oever, Kadera (NL), project coordinator

Recommendations to European policy makers, local authorities, and housing providers: Ruth Kasper, Project Officer, FEANTSA

Panel / words of response to recommendations: Chaired by Mary Honeyball MEP

- Carla Pambianco, Gender Equality Unit, European Commission 

- Muriel Boulmier, Ciliopée (FR), member of Housing Europe

- Catríona Graham, European Women's Lobby

- Sophie Hansal, Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre Vienna (member of WAVE)

Comments by Dalma Fabian, Policy Officer on women’s homelessness, FEANTSA

Q&A session

The role of housing in a co-ordinated community response to domestic violence - presentation of existing good practice in the UK: Gudrun Burnet (Peabody Housing Provider, UK), Thien Nguyen Phan (Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, UK)

Q&A Session

Closing words: Mary Honeyball MEP


To register, please send your first and last names, birth date, nationality and identity document number before November 14th to ruth.kasper@feantsa.org.

You can find detailed information about the 'Safe at Home' project here.