About the European Observatory on Homelessness

European Observatory on Homelessness

The European Observatory on Homelessness carries out transnational research on homelessness and housing exclusion.

FEANTSA set up the European Observatory on Homelessness (EOH) as policy-focused and academic research are an integral part of its work and 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. The research is carried out by researchers from research institutes and universities across Europe and beyond.

Recent work by the EOH has included:

The European Journal of Homelessness, Volume 10, No. 1 (2016)
Local Connection Rules and Access to Homelessness Services in Europe (2015)
The European Journal of Homelessness, Volume 9, No. 2 (2015)

Once a year, the EOH organises a European Research Conference. The EOH produces two issues of the European Journal of Homelessness and one Comparative Study per year.

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.

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Explanatory Leaflet

International Homelessness Policy and Research Profile: European Union
Dr Eoin O’Sullivan of Trinity College Dublin presents the European Observatory on Homelessness and homeless research in Europe

International Homelessness Policy and Research Profile: European Union from FEANTSA

LinkedIn Group

Researchers working on homelessness are invited to join the European Observatory on Homelessness LinkedIn Group.