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10/05/2012 - 11/05/2012

11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty - Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis

11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty - Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis

The 11th ‘European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty’ will take place in Egmont Palace, 8, Place du Petit Sablon, Brussels on the 10 and 11 May.

The European meetings of people experiencing poverty were developed as a response to the agreed objective in the EU Lisbon Strategy (subsequently restated in the European Platform against Poverty), to foster the active engagement of people with direct experience of poverty and social exclusion.

The theme for the 11th European Meeting is “Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis”.  This year's meeting will be focused on three key questions:

  • In relation to homelessness and housing rights what are the key differences that can be seen in 2012 as compared to 2008?
  • From the experience of the delegates and the preparation work for the meeting what are the ‘good and bad practices’ in relation to addressing homelessness and housing rights that have been identified?
  • How best to design policies to address homelessness and housing that are adapted to the different needs and realities of different individuals and communities and can ensure equality in access to homeless services and housing rights? 

The meeting will bring together over 150 people with direct experience of poverty and homelessness from 30 European countries to exchange views on these questions with EU and national decision- makers.  

Videos of this event will be available soon.

The conference is a closed event, by invitation only.

The 11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty is an official event of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, financed by the PROGRESS programme of the European Commission.

Supporting Partners:

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (Feantsa)

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

State Secretary to Asylum, Migration and Social Integration, Belgium

SAND – The Danish National Organization for Homeless People

 

 

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  • City: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Address: Egmont Palace 8 Place du Petit Sablon, B-1000