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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
More and more Member States of the European Union are developing homeless strategies. While more of these are still in the wealthier northern and western European countries, the achievements and initiatives in southern and eastern Europe are...
Volker Busch-Geertsema
In February 2008, the Finnish Government adopted a programme aimed at halving long-term homelessness by 2011. Based on the “housing first” principle, which considers that appropriate accommodation is a prerequisite for solving other social and...
Volker Busch-Geertsema
In Europe, the Housing First approach to homelessness is currently tested in a number of cities and some evaluations are going on at the local level already. A number of articles and small studies have been published recently assessing tentatively...
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...
Isabel Baptista, Lars Benjaminsen, Nicholas Pleace, Volker Busch-Geertsema
Fifteen homelessness experts were asked to complete a questionnaire on the enumeration of homeless people, and the estimation of the homeless population in the 2011 national level censuses that took place across the European Union. The experts were...
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...
John Evans, Luc Laurent, Patrizia Brandellero, Casa Loana, Barbara Sadowska, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Tjasa Tabaj, Iryna Batyreva
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Marc Uhry, Peter Bakos, Peter Bakos, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Josep Castañé García, Pol Zimmer, Matt Cornish, Padraic Kenna
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Silke Paasche, Piotr Olech, Paolo Brusa, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Preben Brandt, Maff Potts, Antonio Rodriguez
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Connor Friesen, Stefano Galliani, Andrew van Doorn, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Nan Roman, V. Girard, C. Laval, P. Estecahandy, Patrick Kamoun, Sylvie Le Bars, Lineke Joanknecht
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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...