FEANTSA Reaction to the Autumn Package 2021: Homelessness on the Radar for Recovery & Resilience Planning
The Commission published its Autumn Package on the 18th November. This is the second step in the 2021 European Semester cycle, which started in September with the publication of the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS).
The Semester process is at a crossroads and its strategic importance in the future is unclear. For the time being, the Autumn Package clearly demonstrates that homelessness is on the radar as a priority for social policy at EU-level. Overall, the Commission’s vision for the Recovery seems more focused on growth, employment, the digital transition, and the Green Deal than on social rights. It remains to be seen whether the promise by the EU and the MS to “leave no one behind” will be delivered upon in the Recovery.