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Interview with Volker Busch-Geertsema, Head of the European Observatory on Homelessness, conducted during the FEANTSA-HABITACT seminar "Tackling homelessness as a social investment for the future", 12th June 2013, Amsterdam
Volker Busch-Geertsema
Substantial progress has been made at EU level on defining homelessness. The European Typology on Homelessness and Housing Exclusion (ETHOS) is widely accepted in almost all European countries (and beyond) as a useful conceptual framework and almost...
Volker Busch-Geertsema, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
England and Germany are unusual amongst developed economies in reporting declining levels of homelessness. This paper argues that, notwithstanding weaknesses in the available data, there are good grounds for thinking that in recent years there has...
Volker Busch-Geertsema, Dennis Culhane, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Homelessness has long been recognised as a global phenomenon, affecting poorer populations in both the developed and developing worlds. However, acute housing need has often struggled to achieve the same level of priority at an international level...
Bill Edgar, Matt Harrison, Peter Watson, Volker Busch-Geertsema
The research and evidence presented in this report aims to identify current methodologies and practices in different European countries that measure the extent and nature of homelessness. The research was undertaken in the context of the EU social...
Ronni Michelle Greenwood, Ana Stefancic, Sam Tsemberis, Volker Busch-Geertsema
To describe and evaluate the fidelity of Housing First (HF) initiatives in six European countries to the Pathways HF (PHF) model and examine the larger social, historical, and political factors that may foster or impede model fidelity. Key...
Isabel Baptista, Lars Benjaminsen, Nicholas Pleace, and Volker Busch-Geertsema
This research explores the extent to which the 2011 censuses enumerated homelessness, reviewing their methodology and contrasting the approaches used in different countries with both the EC guidance for the 2011 censuses and the ETHOS typology of...
Boróka Fehér, Dennis P. Culhane, Eoin O’Sullivan, Freek Spinnewijn, Guy Johnson, Ilkka Taipale, Julien Damon, Lars Benjaminsen, Marcus Knutagård, Maria Ohisalo, Marybeth Shinn, Michele Lancione, Nicholas Pleace, Nóra Teller, Riitta Granfelt, Saija Turunen, Stephen Gaetz, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Volker Busch-Geertsema
This is a collection of essays that includes a wide range of scenarios: from the optimistic to the dystopian, from the pragmatic to the idealistic, and many more in between. The idea of this book is to distill the wisdom needed to end homelessness...
FEANTSA
Content Editorial Articles Nicholas Pleace and Joanne BrethertonThe Case for Housing First in the European Union: A Critical Evaluation of Concerns about Effectiveness Liz GosmeThe Europeanisation of Homelessness...
FEANTSA
Housing Homeless People in Europe At the eighth annual European Research Conference on Homelessness, held in the Alice Salomon Hochschule in Berlin on 20th September 2013, a range of stimulating papers were presented on different aspects of how to...