European Homelessness Count

This project focuses on developing a harmonized method for homelessness counts in Europe. Researchers and representatives of 15 European cities collaborate to collect reliable and comparable data, which policymakers and organizations can use to effectively address homelessness.

Aim

This project focuses on developing a harmonized method for homelessness counts in Europe. Researchers and representatives of 15 European cities collaborate to collect reliable and comparable data, which policymakers and organizations can use to effectively address homelessness.

Results

The results and learned lessons are shared in a local and general research report and are shared at international conferences.

Duration

01 January 2024 - 01 January 2026

Approach

In each of the 15 cities a homelessness count will be conducted. Homeless people are counted by all local organizations in the region that are in direct or indirect contact with homeless people. Meanwhile, knowledge and experiences are exchanged within a learning network where regular training sessions, evaluations, and feedback sessions take place.

Impact on education

EU-memberstates and civil society have committed to working together towards combatting homelessness in the EU. Having comparable data on homelessness helps local governments and professionals to adapt and learn from strategies of countries that are successfully combating homelessness.

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Cooperation

The research is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by Lucas – Center for Healthcare Research & Consultancyexternal link of the Catholic University of Leuven. For the local organization of the count we are also collaborate with and are funded by Kansfonds. The research is carried out in close collaboration with researchers and representatives from the European cities of Nijmegen, Bochum, Munster, Namur, Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, Košice, Porto, Catania, Milan, Lyon, Budapest and Ljubljana.

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