2019 FEANTSA Policy Conference - FEANTSA at 30: Towards 2030

30-31 May 2019: Porto, Portugal

English program | French Program | Portuguese program

Register here [deadline 17th May 2019] 

Thursday 30th May - Pre-conference program

9.00-13.00 – FEANTSA General Assembly (Venue: Holiday Inn, R. Diogo Macedo 220, 4400-107 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)

All FEANTSA members are invited to participate in FEANTSA’s General Assembly to review the activities of the past year and to discuss key actions for the coming years.

14.00-17.00 – Pre-Conference Programme

The Pre-Conference Programme is made up of Site Visits and Working Spaces which conference delegates can participate in the day before the conference. Please refer to the full programme for more details.


18.30 – Drinks Reception, City Hall, Porto, Portugal

Rui Moreira, the Mayor of Porto, invites conference participants to join him for a Reception at City Hall to welcome participates to Porto. Please note places are limited so make sure to register for the Drinks Reception.

20.00 - Conference Dinner 

SOAM Restaurant, Rua das Virtudes n. 37, Porto, Portugal – Conference participants are invited to attend the official conference dinner at the social enterprise restaurant SOAM. Due to capacity please make sure to register for the dinner.


Friday 31st May- Draft Conference Program

8.15-8.45 Registration

9.00 – 9.20– Welcome and Introductions

  • Ian Tilling, President of FEANTSA.
  • Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal
  • Rui Moreira – Mayor of Porto

9.20 – 9.50: Keynote Address: A Message For FEANTSA on your 30th Birthday

Nan Roman, President & CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, United States

9.50-11.00 – Panel Discussion

Chair: Freek Spinnewijn, Director FEANTSA

  • Juha Kaakinen, Y-Foundation, Finland
  • Petra Schwaiger, DWBO, Germany
  • Stan Burridge, Pathway, UK
  • Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Social Affairs Director, DG EMPL, European Commission

11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 – Workshop Stream I

Please refer to the full program for details

13.00-14.00 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Workshop Stream II

Please refer to the full program for details

15.30 -16.00 – Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 – Workshop Stream III

Please refer to the full program for details

20.00 – Conference Dinner

Please make sure to register for the conference dinner