16th European Research Conference on Homelessness

FEANTSA’s European Observatory on Homelessness, the University of Bergamo and fio.PSD are pleased to announce the 16th European Research Conference on Homelessness in Bergamo, Italy on September 22nd and 23rd, 2022. This is Europe’s leading research conference on homelessness and will explore recent evidence on the broad theme of homelessness and housing exclusion from across Europe and elsewhere. We are planning to hold the conference in person while responding to applicable COVID-19 related restrictions. Simultaneous interpretation from English to Italian will be available in the plenary sessions. Early career researchers are also invited to present their research activities.

The full programme is available here.

There are several sessions on Housing First and Housing First for Youth included in the programme as follows:

Housing First

Seminar 3: Housing First (1) (Floor -1, Room 9)

Chair: Volker Busch-Geerstema, DE

Ignacio Eissmann, Isabel Lacalle and Felipe Estay, Chile: Supported Housing Program: Approach to the first results of the Chilean experience of adaptation of the Housing First Model

Eszter Somogyi, Nóra Katona, Vera Horváth, HU: Evaluation of ESF Funded Housing First Programme in Hungary

Giuliana Costa, IT: Cohabitation as an Ingredient of Italian Housing First Italian Projects

Seminar 8: Housing First (2) (Floor -1, Room 9)

Chair: Lars Benjaminsen, DK

Susanne Gerull, DE: ”..you now have the possibility to create your own life again” Successes of the two Housing-FirstProjects in Berlin/Germany

Julia Kowol, Crisitian Merendeiro, Americo Nave, PT: A Practical Example of a Housing-First Response in Portugal: 9 Years of Implementation

Seminar 18: Housing First (3) (Floor -1, Room 9)

Chair: Caterina Cortese, IT

Tim Aubry, Aurélie Tinland, Sandrine Loubiere and Maryann Roebuck, CA: Identifying Predictors of Housing Instability Among Tenants with a High Level of Needs in Housing First Programs

Elisabetta Leni and Saija Turunen, FI: Young People in Housing First: Cost Offset and Impact Evaluation. The supported unit was recently opened, and the study is ongoing. We have applied for administrative data and will soon start collecting survey data.

Julia Wygnanska, PL: The Polish Housing First Model – HF as Compass or as a Road Map?


Housing First for Youth

Seminar 9: Youth Homelessness Prevention (Floor -2, Room 10)

Chair: Caterina Cortese, IT

Allyson Marsolais, CA: Making the Shift – Using Social Innovation to Build the Case for Youth Homelessness Prevention Steve Gaetz, CA: Housing First for Youth – What Have We Learned from Our Demonstration Projects in Canada?

Melanie Redman, CA: Enhancing Collaboration between Canada and Europe: The Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention


For more information, please visit the conference page here.

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