Erasmus+   project:  'PERSON FIRST'

WEBINAR SESSION  1st Sept. 13:30-16:00




    • HOUSING  RIGHT  and  social  services :   Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.   Universal Declaration of Human Rights  Art. 25

    • 700.000  Homeless in  Europa  (2022 Feantsa  - FAP)   but this number of invisible or so  much visible homeless ... is destined to grow.

    • According to the collective 'Les Morts de la rue' : in 2021 at least 706 people died on the street in France ", (and this is non-exhaustive number) ....  and sure this number  have grown by far in recent years ..

    • The slogan today (as every 10  years...) repeating "end of homelessness in the next 10 years" 2030!.  but who ever launches these slogans knows very well that it is not possible to realise a minimum  progress in this fight against homelessness and poverty if don't take remedial action planning a real  political and economic - social - cultural investment.

    • Today  the social  phenomenon of  homelessness are a symptomatic expression of a deepest and  complex malaise of the society and the structure that is given. In the past century and before , the homeless were considered poor wretches than individually consequence of their individual problems and for this discharged to the care of assistance organizations.

    • Today...    very often the homeless in situations of extreme poverty and precariousness are increasingly stigmatized either as mentally ill or as criminals, i.e. people who must be enclosed, excluded, without rights and without pretensions ... the waste of a good and productive society . And evidently very often also the social organizations that take charge of what should be the responsibilities of policy makers and administrators the well-being of citizens suffer the same fate. But fortunately we not only see this negative side but above all we try to highlight the commitment of civil society the collaboration between the different services and that is what we try to meet .... exchange .... evaluate .... propose with the realization of these projects.

AIM :  focus attention  in  interconnection between home-less  &  health-less  &  hope-less

Home… - Health… - Hope…less  will solicit our reflections, exchanges and proposals on extremely poor people who risk losing their rights and dignity  along with their home – i.e.  not only the place to  stay, but social and psychological space where a person  is  welcome, accepted and where she can develop his/her own capacities  and  self estime …, 

Do our emergency services meet the real needs of homeless people?

What are the barriers to access and delivery?

Do the services have the necessary material and human resources?

How can emergency responses (such as winter shelters) be linked to more sustainable and preventive responses (such as housing, legal assistance, health care)? 


1.  Sina Rasilainen (ARA) :  Integrating housing first with other types of services ….

2.  Julia Wygnansk:  (Housing First Warsaw) effectiveness of housing first  what works best for whom?

3.  Maxime Bonaert :  (Street Nurses  –   Brussels)Modular housing  as a flexible solution for marginalised homeless people.      

Discussion  -  Q & A                                                                     

  • How  many  of  these invisible or so all too visible ....  are the  victims of poverty  and  illness?...

  • Victims  of injustice?... of stigmatization?...  shamefully visible for our wellbeing society?...

  • Trauma  and  homelessness

  • How many in 27 European Countries dead yeach year?...

  • what  about  prevention?...  about investment  and  accessibility ?....