Homelessness among mobile EU citizens: new data from four European cities
9 December 2021
Presentations from the event are now available for download:
We are continuing the conversation initiated last year about the situation of mobile EU citizens experiencing homelessness in Europe. This December we will develop the discussions and bring new data to the table from more European cities: Brussels, Barcelona, Münster and Stockholm. Save the date in your calendar and join us to learn more about the rights, living conditions, background, impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and the main challenges that mobile EU citizens face in host Member States.
The reality of mobile EU citizens who do not have access to the rights enshrined in the treaties of the functioning of the EU becomes clear as the number of those who experience homelessness across Member States has been on the rise. Comprehensive data about EU citizens and the factors that push individuals into destitution remain scarce. This is a major challenge in developing support solutions and policies to prevent homelessness among people engaging in free movement.
As part of the PRODEC (Protecting the Rights of Destitute mobile EU citizens) project, FEANTSA initiated a data collection process in four European cities. Our members at Diogenes, Bruss’help, Arrels Fundacio, Bischof-Hermann-Stiftung and Crossroads worked over the past two years to investigate closer the living situations of destitute and homeless mobile EU citizens. Our aim is to increase the knowledge on this topic and to put it on the public agendas of the European and national institutions.
After these organisations present their findings, a discussion will take place with the following participants:
- Ms Patricija Kezele, Seconded National Expert, Information and EURES Unit (European Labour Authority)
- Mr Dominique Be, Policy Officer at DG EMPL (European Commission)
- Ms Maria Czechowicz, Vice-Consul of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
Prepare for the discussions by reading the reports that have been already published:
- Intra-European Migrants in a Situation of Homelessness in Brussels (2018)
- Factors Contributing to Vulnerability Among Destitute Mobile EU Citizens in Brussels (2019)
- Mobile EU Citizens in Precarious Living Conditions: Results from a survey of 100 mobile EU citizens in Münster, Germany (2021)
- Living on the Street in Barcelona: A focus on Mobile EU Citizens (2021, ES)
- Vulnerabilities of Stockholm’s destitute EU citizens (2021)
- Living on the street in Barcelona: A focus on mobile EU citizens (2022)
- Mobile EU citizens experiencing homelessness in Brussels: access to rights, employment, and healthcare (2022)
This event is part of the ongoing work by FEANTSA on the link between EU migration and homelessness, which is currently undertaken within the framework of the PRODEC project (Protecting the Rights of Destitute Mobile EU citizens). This project is supported financially by EPIM, the European Programme for Integration and Migration.