European Framework for Defining Youth Homelessness

International research and insights from frontline services indicates that  young people experiencing homelessness have a different pathway into homelessness and distinct  needs while homeless which require specific youth-oriented solutions to exit homelessness. This framework provides a definition of youth homelessness for organisations working towards the eradication of youth homelessness. This definition is intended to be used as a framework which can be tailored to the various European contexts services operate in.

Call for Practices:

As a follow-up to our framework FEANTSA is compiling practices to combat, prevent and end youth homelessness in Europe. If you work for or know a service that is supporting young people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness we’d like to hear from you. We are interested in all services serving young people, and are particularly interested in the following topics:

  • Youth leaving care
  • Young migrants
  • LGBTIQ youth
  • Young women
  • Substance use
  • Mental health services
  • Sex work
  • Family conflict and violence

Selected practices will be included in a compendium of best practices to be published by FEANTSA.

We invite interested services to fill out this short survey, after which we will be in contact for more information.

You can also contact Robbie for more information,