1 & 2 June 2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
FEANTSA Forum 2023: United in Times of Crisis
Registrations Have Closed
The FEANTSA Forum will replace the Annual Policy Conference. Our annual flagship event has evolved a lot over the years and no longer represents just policy. It’s the space to discuss the latest practices, strategies, research, services and policies with homeless services, housing providers, cities, researchers, foundations, think tanks, healthcare professionals, lawyers, ministries and much more! Join the 400 delegates in Stockholm this June to discuss and be inspired on how we can end homelessness in Europe.
FEANTSA members will be invited to our General Assembly on 1 June, and registrations for the Forum on 2 June will be open for everyone in our network. The FEANTSA Forum will include leading voices in the fight to end homelessness, site visits to local services in Stockholm and over 25 breakout sessions around different topics related to homelessness.
A Note About the Venue
The FEANTSA Forum will take place at Skogshem & Wijk, Hustegavägen 1, 181 90 Lidingö, in an island in the inner Stockholm archipelago, about 45 minutes to 1 hour away from Stockholm Central Station.
We have chosen this beautiful and tranquil location to create a different atmosphere for this year's Forum to foster connections and networking. Surrounded by nature and the sea, this will provide a more retreat-like experience with plenty of opportunities to reflect on our work around ending homelessness in Europe. In addition to all the usual elements of the FEANTSA Forum, this location has a heated outdoor swimming pool, yoga room, sauna and steam rooms, nature walks, pier walks, games room, gym, frisbee golf, a small beach, table tennis, indoor golf track, complimentary coffee and tea throughout your stay, spaces for ad-hoc meetings indoors and outdoors and much more.
As organisers, we highly recommend participants to book accommodation on site, or nearby the venue, as this is a remote venue. Similarly, for the Forum dinner, participants should consider booking the Forum dinners, as there is no other restaurant within walking distance of the venue.
Thursday 1 June
Please note for FEANTSA members our General Assembly will take place on the morning of 1 June. Members must attend the General Assembly in order to have travel and accommodation covered.
On the afternoon of 1 June, participants are invited to join a series of working spaces which will take place in the conference venue or site visits to services across Stockholm city. While in the evening, there will be a Forum Dinner.
For Administrative Council members, please note that the AC meeting will take place at 14.30 on Thursday, 1 June.
Friday 2 June
On 2 June, participants will participate in the main program will include a plenary panel discussion on realising our European Ambitions of Ending Homelessness. The plenary will be followed by a series of smaller breakout sessions throughout the day, which will include workshops, seminars, in conversation with and spotlights on.
In the evening, there will also be another Forum dinner.
The working language for the Forum will be English.
War in Ukraine: Housing & Reception of Refugees
Kjell Larsson, Swedish Housing First Platform, Swedish Associations of City Missions, Sweden
Melanie Schmit, Housing First Netherlands, HF Netherlands, The Netherlands
Juha Soivio, Finnish Housing First Development Network, Y-Foundation, Finland
Mike Allen, Good Practice Platform Ireland, Focus Ireland, Ireland
Giuseppe Dardes/Abele Sangiorgio, Housing First Italia, Fio.psd, Italy
Capturing Women’s Homelessness
Insights from Coalitions on Youth Homelessness
Making the Right to Housing Tangible
Spotlight on Loneliness and Homelessness
Spotlight on Wales
In Conversation With La Cloche – The Role of Community in Combatting Homelessness
Sebastien Kfoury, La Cloche, France
In Conversaton With Sweden's Experts on Homelessness
Åsa Paborn, Spokesperson Homelessness, Swedish Association of City Missions
Pernilla Parding, Swedish City Missions
Karolina Skog, expert homelessness Stockholm City Missions and former head of investigation on
Trauma Informed Care in Practice
Heidi Walter, A Way Home Canada
Insights and Practices in Combatting LGBTIQ Homelessness
Governing the Right to Accommodation for Asylum Seekers in Europe
Cost of Living Crisis & Homeless Services
Spotlight on Overdose Prevention and Reducing Drug Related Harm in Finland
Spotlight on Germany
In Conversation With Communications Professionals: Housing Exclusion and Responsible Communication
For Profit Homeless Services
Marcus Knutagård, Lund University, Sweden
Rolling Evaluations of services
Lisa O'Brien, Focus Ireland
Fundraising v. Advocacy: How do we align messaging around homelessness?
Mike Allen, Focus Ireland, Ireland
Kjell Larsson, Swedish Associations of City Missions, Sweden
Housing Innovations: Developing Affordable Housing
Jean Baptiste Lesort, Habitat et Humanisme
Albert Terrones, City of Mataró, Spain
Make sure to watch the videos from our livestreamed sessions: