European Co-operation onHomelessnessunder the 2013Irish Presidencyof the EUAidan CulhaneFEANTSA/Habitact SeminarAmsterdam,...
Why co-operate? Homelessness is bad! Homelessness is expensive Migration Causes of Homelessness are the same Emerging...
Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020
Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010
Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Excl...
Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Excl...
Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Excl...
Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Excl...
Europe and Homelessness Social Investment package “comprehensive strategies based onprevention, housing-led approaches a...
Leuven Roundtable 2013
Principle 1 (Develop and ShareKnowledge and Best Practice) With the risk of homelessness in allMember States increasing, ...
Principle 2 (Core Elements forResponse) Housing-led approaches Prevention and early intervention Supply Additional sup...
Principle 3 (Funding) Adequate level of funding Better utilisation of EU financinginstruments to combat homelessness isr...
Principle 4 (CommonReference Framework) A comprehensive reference frameworkfor homelessness can improve thecapacity for d...
Principle 5 (Research,Innovation and DataCollection) Research and ongoing development ofknowledge, and innovative approac...
What next ?
What next ?Baby steps!
Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 1. Encourage the development andimplementation of national homelessnessplans s...
Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 2. Adequate measurement and reportingmechanisms on policy implementationare vi...
Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 3. In this context, measurement andmonitoring of homelessness should bereinfor...
Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 4. The monitoring of homelessness andhousing exclusion, and the collection of(...
Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 5. The Commission should support andfacilitate Member States in their efforts ...
Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 6. It is recognised that there is a need forfurther meetings of Ministers with...
What next? Social Protection Committee Future Meetings
What next? Social Protection Committee Future Meetings… an EU Strategy?
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Presentation given by Aidan Culhane of the Department for the Environment, Community, and Local Government, Ireland at the FEANTSA/HABITACT seminar "Tackling homelessness as a social investment for the future: Looking at the bigger picture", 12th June 2013, Amsterdam

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European cooperation on homelessness under the 2013 Irish Presidency of the EU

  1. 1. European Co-operation onHomelessnessunder the 2013Irish Presidencyof the EUAidan CulhaneFEANTSA/Habitact SeminarAmsterdam, 12 June 2013
  2. 2. Why co-operate? Homelessness is bad! Homelessness is expensive Migration Causes of Homelessness are the same Emerging thinking (Housing-led etc)
  3. 3. Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020
  4. 4. Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010
  5. 5. Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Exclusion 2010
  6. 6. Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Exclusion 2010 European Parliament Resolution 2011
  7. 7. Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Exclusion 2010 European Parliament Resolution 2011 Committee of the Regions Opinion 2011
  8. 8. Europe and Homelessness Europe 2020 European Consensus Conference 2010 Joint Report on Social Protection andSocial Exclusion 2010 European Parliament Resolution 2011 Committee of the Regions Opinion 2011 EPSCO conclusions 2012
  9. 9. Europe and Homelessness Social Investment package “comprehensive strategies based onprevention, housing-led approaches andreviewing regulations and practices oneviction”
  10. 10. Leuven Roundtable 2013
  11. 11. Principle 1 (Develop and ShareKnowledge and Best Practice) With the risk of homelessness in allMember States increasing, there is a needto develop and share knowledge abouthomelessness so as to greatly improve thequality of homelessness responses at anational, regional, and local level.
  12. 12. Principle 2 (Core Elements forResponse) Housing-led approaches Prevention and early intervention Supply Additional supports may be required There may be more than one appropriatehousing option for households Integrated approach Voluntary sector is a critical element ofthis approach.
  13. 13. Principle 3 (Funding) Adequate level of funding Better utilisation of EU financinginstruments to combat homelessness isrecommended as a priority on a nationaland EU level.
  14. 14. Principle 4 (CommonReference Framework) A comprehensive reference frameworkfor homelessness can improve thecapacity for data collection, comparisonand analysis. A standardised typology, having regardto the framework of the ETHOS definitionshould be encouraged across all MemberStates. 
  15. 15. Principle 5 (Research,Innovation and DataCollection) Research and ongoing development ofknowledge, and innovative approachesare required.  A trans-border cooperation and learningnetwork should be reinforced.
  16. 16. What next ?
  17. 17. What next ?Baby steps!
  18. 18. Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 1. Encourage the development andimplementation of national homelessnessplans should be encouraged, and adviceand expertise should be made availablewhere required.
  19. 19. Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 2. Adequate measurement and reportingmechanisms on policy implementationare vital to ensuring the quality of serviceprovision and identifying improvementsand efficiencies.  Such mechanisms couldalso aid research and development ofbest practice domestically and at aEuropean level. 
  20. 20. Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 3. In this context, measurement andmonitoring of homelessness should bereinforced.  Standardised monitoringmethods and regular datacollection/evaluation mechanisms shouldbe implemented, within existingframeworks.
  21. 21. Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 4. The monitoring of homelessness andhousing exclusion, and the collection of(non-) harmonised data on homelessnessshould be undertaken. The analysis oftrends and development of homelessness,the exchange of good practices e.g.through peer reviews on homelessnessand through promoting transnationalcooperation and exchange on datacollection should be pursued.
  22. 22. Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 5. The Commission should support andfacilitate Member States in their efforts tocombat homelessness throughimplementation of the Social InvestmentPackage in a defined way.
  23. 23. Principle 6 (Implementationand Monitoring) 6. It is recognised that there is a need forfurther meetings of Ministers withresponsibility for homelessness under theauspices of future Presidencies. Suchmeetings could discuss issues relating tospecific target groups such as migrants,domestic violence and womenexperiencing homelessness.
  24. 24. What next? Social Protection Committee Future Meetings
  25. 25. What next? Social Protection Committee Future Meetings… an EU Strategy?
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