Volker Busch-Geertsema


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"Meet your Colleague" presentation by Volker Busch-Gertseema of the European Observatory on Homelessness

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  1. 1. The European Observatory on Homelessness 2011 Work Programme
  2. 2. Available at www.feantsaresearch.org : Homelessness Research in Europe Festschrift for Bill Edgar and Joe Doherty <ul><li>Preface ( by Dennis P. Culhane and Thomas Byrne) </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial </li></ul><ul><li>Volker Busch-Geertsema: Defining and Measuring Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Isobel Anderson: Services for Homeless People in Europe: Supporting Pathways out of Homelessness? </li></ul><ul><li>Eoin O’Sullivan: Welfare States and Homelessnes </li></ul><ul><li>Nóra Teller: Housing and Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Beth Watts: ‘The Right to Housing’ for Homeless People </li></ul>
  3. 3. Homelessness Research in Europe Festschrift for Bill Edgar and Joe Doherty <ul><li>Lars Benjaminsen and Evelyn Dyb: Homelessness Strategies and Innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Nicholas Pleace: Immigration and Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Isabel Baptista: Women and Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah Quilgars: Youth homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>André Gachet: A Service Providers’s Perspective on Research on Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Antonio Tosi: Coping with Diversity. Reflections on Homelessness in Research in Europe </li></ul>
  4. 4. Future of the Observatory 2011 onwards <ul><li>After having published one issue per year 2007-2010 we now move to 2 annual editions of the Journal (but smaller volumes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Themed edition in June/July following conference theme of year before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open edition in December (mainly on recent research, debates etc., new section on “ongoing research”) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks of the “Bonsai Observatory” (7 left from 25): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of the two editions of the journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposals for comparative research (for external funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some targeted research on specific themes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Schedule of Research Conferences and Themed Journals <ul><li>2011 – Vol. 5 (1) Understanding Homelessness and Housing Exclusion in the New European Context. </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Conf, 2012 – Vol. 6 (1) Migration, Demographic Change and Homelessness. </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Conf, 2013 – Vol. 7 (1) The Role of Social Housing in Preventing and Addressing Homelessness. </li></ul><ul><li>2013 Conf, 2014 – Vol. 8 (1) Delivering Quality Services. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research Conference <ul><ul><li>Will take place in Pisa, 16 September 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation with WELPHASE (ENHR) continues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosts: fio.PSD and the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Pisa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme: Homelessness, Migration and Demographic Change in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key note speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof. Saskia Sassen (confirmed and announced in call) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maurizio Ferrera (we agreed on him, but tbc by him) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call is out, abstracts to be sent by end of March, decisions on program at EOH meeting in Pisa 15 April </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Targeted Research – Questionnaire Approach <ul><ul><li>Theme: Social Housing Allocation and Homelessness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring access to social housing for people who are currently or potentially homeless i.e. within, or at risk of being, within the ‘roofless’ and ‘houseless’ groups identified by ETHOS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The research will only be concerned with ‘general needs’ social housing, i.e. housing that is designed as accommodation rather than as an purpose-built environment in which support services are delivered. It will not explore access to purpose built accom-modation based supported housing services, such as staircase model services, emergency accommodation or homeless hostels. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Targeted Research – Questionnaire Approach <ul><ul><li>Research Questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can access to social housing help tackle homelessness and potential homelessness? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What factors facilitate access to social housing for homeless and potentially homeless people? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What factors inhibit access to social housing for homeless and potentially homeless people? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can access to social housing for homeless and potentially homeless people be enhanced? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Targeted Research – Questionnaire Approach <ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relatively small scale project relying primarily on a questionnaire based survey of expert respondents in 13 selected member states. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National experts will be asked to provide a overview of social housing and homelessness in their societies, but the research will also make quite extensive use of vignettes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each vignette will present the expert respondents with an example of a household in a situation of current or potential homelessness and ask them to describe and comment upon the social housing options that are potentially available to that household. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Targeted Research – Questionnaire Approach <ul><ul><li>Focus on 13 member states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belgium Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Czech Republic Portugal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finland Romania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>France Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netherlands </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Targeted Research – Questionnaire Approach <ul><ul><li>Timetable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft questionnaire to be circulated by end of March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalisation of questionnaire by end of April 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaire circulated to expert respondents beginning of May 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaires returned by 10th June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft report to be circulated by end of August 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Research Agenda (mainly with external funding) <ul><li>Task: Develop Research Agenda for five to ten years and do comparative research on important themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 20 years book and input from FEANTSA members as basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensify use of external research funding for targeted primary research (e.g. on destitute migrants, risk studies, cost comparisons etc.) with differing external partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collection of themes has been compiled. Prioritisation next step. </li></ul><ul><li>Research themes from European Consensus Conference Jury Recommendations will be extracted. </li></ul><ul><li>Project on destitute migrants will soon be put out to tender under the PROGRESS programme of the EC. </li></ul>
  13. 13. European Journal of Homelessness Vol. 5. 2011
  14. 14. European Journal of Homelessness Vol. 5., No. 1. Special Edition on Understanding Homelessness and Housing Exclusion in the New European Context <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Homelessness – Homelessness in Transition in Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Social Safety Net, Informal Economy and Housing Poverty - Experiences in Transitional Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Social welfare capital of Polish rough sleepers in Brussels and Oslo </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Homeless Experience Through a Narrative Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Young Homeless People in the Czech Republic – “Terra Incognita”? </li></ul><ul><li>Current Pictures of Homelessness in Poland. A Sociological Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Research Review of Housing Policies and Homeless Programmes in Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>Book review Tsenkova, S, 2009: Housing Policy Reforms in Post-Socialist Europe. Lost in Transition , Springer, 262 pages </li></ul>
  15. 15. European Journal of Homelessness Vol. 5., No. 2. (open edition) <ul><li>Peer Reviewed Articles (1 st April closing date) </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Review - The French Homeless Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Think Pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Special Debate Section on the Consensus Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Owen </li></ul><ul><li>Suzanne Fitzpatrick </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Shinn </li></ul><ul><li>Rene Knipe </li></ul><ul><li>Rolf Jordan (BAG W) </li></ul><ul><li>Edo Paartekooper </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Uhry (Fondation Abbe Pierre) </li></ul><ul><li>Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Evelyn Dyb ( Swept Up Lives?: Re-envisioning the Homeless City ) </li></ul><ul><li>Annika Remeus and Ann Jönsson (Swedish Social service board) ( Housing First Manual: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction ) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention!