About the European Observatory on Homelessness
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Founded by the European Federation of European Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA), the European Observatory on Homelessness carries out transnational research on homelessness and housing exclusion.
FEANTSA set up the European Observatory on Homelessness (EOH) to carry out transnational research on homelessness and housing exclusion. Policy focused and academic research are an integral part of FEANTSA’s work, a good understanding of homelessness and critical appraisal of homelessness services are key to developing effective homelessness strategies, preventing homelessness and promoting good practice in homelessness services.
FEANTSA’s statutory bodies decide on the research strategy, the annual research programmes, and the research themes.
Recent work by the EOH has included:
• a review on the state of knowledge on homelessness to inform the 2010 Consensus Conference on Homelessness,
• the 2011 exploration of barriers to social housing for homeless people in the EU and
• a 2012 study exploring the enumeration of homelessness in the 2011 censuses conducted across the EU
The working language of the Observatory is English, but certain publications (e.g. the European Reviews of Statistics and the books) are available in French.