Is having a roof enough to feel at home in the EU of 2012?
On 10-11 May 2012 the 11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty addressed the question of Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis. The meeting brought together over 150 people with personal experience of poverty and homelessness from 30 European countries. The Meeting was an occasion for an exchange of views and experiences on how toensure that people experiencing poverty can have access to adequate, affordable and energy efficient housing and accommodation.
- 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 can policies be designed to best address homelessness and housing in a way that is 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 11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty was organised by the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and The European Commission, with the assistance of the EAPN and FEANTSA and hosted in The Egmont Palace courtesy of the Belgian Government.
- Programme (English) (Français)
- Declaration of delegates (English) (Français) (Italiano)
- Report of the 2012 Meeting (English) (Français)
- Key messages of the 2012 Meeting
- Press release
- See photos
- of delegations giving a red card to the EU institutions (by M. Skopanski)
- of the street action (by R. Lee and N. Epinat)
- of creative presentations (by L. Gomez)