Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June 2022 

FEANTSA Policy Conference 2022: Towards a Vision for Ending Homelessness

Croke Park Stadium, Dublin


Please note this programme may be subject to change.

Registrations Have Closed

FEANTSA is delighted to announce that registrations are open for our Policy Conference 2022: Towards a Vision for Ending Homelessness which will take place on the 2nd & 3rd of June in Dublin. 

Our first all in person conference since the beginning of the pandemic, this year we have decided to shake up the format with a variety of different sessions including the usual workshops and seminars as well as "spotlight on" sessions and "conversations with...". Furthermore, site visits are back! And we have a full day of site visits planned with services across Dublin on Thursday 2nd. Site visits are open to all conference participants, as part of your registration you can select which site visit you want to attend but places are limited and are secured on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you soon in Dublin!


Programme overview & presentations:

Working Spaces

Open Space to Discuss the Humanitarian Crisis Resulting from Ukraine

Jakub Wilczek, National Federation for Solving the Problem of Homelessness, Poland

Liz Peña, Peter McVerry Trust, Ireland

Małgorzata Sieńczyk, St. Brother Albert Aid Society, Poland


Stream I

Young Women Experiencing Homelessness

Riikka Tuomi, SuperNovat Project/ No Fixed Abode NGO​, Finland, and Pilvi Azeem, Suur-Helsingin Valkonauha NGO, Finland

Healthcare for People Experiencing Homelessness

Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Dr Anna Marie Naughton, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Ireland

Working with cities: what are the housing solutions to specific urban challenges?

Mary Hayes, Dublin Homeless Executive, Ireland

Neil Munslow, Newcastle City, UK

Challenging measures that criminalise homelessness

Karen Golden, Galway Simon Communities, Ireland

Matt Downie, Crisis, UK

Elisabet Kass, Kirkens Korshær, Denmark

Measuring homelessness: What & How

Lars Benjaminsen, VIVE Social Policy, Denmark

Eoin O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Spotlight on Danish Homelessness Strategy

Karin Egholm, The Board of Social Services, Denmark, and Ilja Sabaj-Kjaer, HjemTil Alle Aliancen, Denmark

Spotlight on Annual Overview of Homelessness & Housing Exclusion

Chloé Serme-Morin, FEANTSA, Europe, and Sarah Coupechoux, Fondation Abbé Pierre, France

In Conversation with Patrick Develtere & Yves Leterme on the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness

In Conversation with Juha Kaakinen: A Finnish View from Retirement

Stream II

Climate Change & Homelessness

Shakoor Hajat, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Clotilde Clark-Foulquier, FEANTSA, Europe

LGBTIQ Youth Homelessness

Vesna Štefanec, Ljubljana Pride Association, Slovenia

Coco Wheeler, True Colours United, United States

Housing for Migrants & Asylum seekers during crisis periods

Lidia Estévez, Greater London Authority (GLA), UK

Mauro Striano, Infirmiers de Rue, Belgium

Katarzyna Przybylska, Habitat for Humanity, Poland

Summary of the workshop

Building Blocks for a Campaign on the Right to Housing

Silke Paasche, National Women’s Council & Member of Raise the Roof, Ireland

Dr Gráinne Healy, Marriage Equality Campaign, Ireland

Aoife Kelly-Desmond, Mercy Law Resource Centre, Ireland

Who is the homeless sector?

Nicholas Pleace, European Observatory on Homelessness, UK 

Spotlight on Housing First 2.0 - A Renewed Beginning in Finland

Juha Kahila, Y-Foundation & Housing First Europe Hub, Finland

In Conversation with Outreach Workers

Ciarán King, Dublin Simon Community, Ireland

FEANTSA in the Hot Seat

Stream III

Financing Housing Solutions for People Experiencing Homelessness

Local Approaches to Homelessness Among Mobile EU Citizens

Heini Puurunen, No Fixed Abode, Finland

Noel Neenan, Cross Care, Ireland

Simona Barbu, FEANTSA, Europe

Mental Well Being of Frontline Workers

Una Burns, Novas, Ireland

Dr Adam Burly, NHS, Scotland

Inconvenient Truths about Homelessness

Freek Spinnewijn, FEANTSA, Europe

Housing First and Women

Ania Pérez de Madrid, Aires Asociacion, Spain

Child Rights Simulation