On November the 8th 2017, the HOME_EU Mid-Term Evaluation took place in Utrecht (NL), with the presence of Danila Conte the EU Commission Project Officer and Professor Silvia Scarpa (LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, IT) and Professor Alina Zvinkliene (Lithuanian Center for Social Research, Institute of Sociology, Vilnius, LT), the external evaluators. The Principal Investigator, [...]
Principal Investigator of HOME_EU Project, José Ornelas from ISPA-Instituto Universitário was invited to the Building Home Conference (Madrid, 25-26 September 2017) and made a presentation in a panel titled “Housing First Model in the European Cities”. Also the HOME_EU Spanish Partner, RAIS Fundación, participated in the panel about “Housing First programs in Spain”. To access [...]
On July 25, 2017 the new National Strategy for the Integration of the Homelessness People (ENIPSSA 2017-2023) was published (RCM, nº 107/2017). The new revised policy plan, that was approved by the Portuguese Government, clearly states the promotion of housing solutions for the people who were homeless through programs that support access or maintenance of [...]
Our interviewers visited the House for the Single Mother, Monar-Markot Zopowy. The center provides shelter to woman who have experienced domestic violence, poverty, homelessness and lack of family support. The situation of the Zopowy center is bad. It requires many repairs and additional investment. The center manager, Krzysztof Stankiewicz, is a very open and dedicated [...]
Participation of the Principal Investigator of HOME_EU, José Ornelas from ISPA, as a keynote speaker in the 15th European Congress of Psychology, of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations, in Amsterdam on Wednesday the 12th July 2017. The keynote speech was entitled «Community Psychology Innovating Social Policies: Researching to End Homelessness».
A delegation of the HOME_EU members has participated on the Transformative Community Psychology Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (27th APA Division), on 21-24 June in Ottawa, Canada. Partners had the opportunity to meet with Marybeth Shinn and with Paul Toro, the HOME_EU Scientific Advisory Board members.
Interviews with participants from the Social Adaptation Center in Opole “Szansa” (Opportunity) for the homeless families have already started. The research team was very welcome there. The interviewed participants expressed a clear interest in the interview. Furthermore, they told stories of their own lives, which they thought they might be useful to our research. http://www.uni.opole.pl/en
The Principal Investigator of HOME_EU, José Ornelas from ISPA, was invited by the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations - EFPA to present a keynote speech titled «Community Psychology Innovating Social Policies: Researching To End Homelessness» (KEY05). The event will take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday the 12th July 2017 (15:15 - 16:00). Detailed information is [...]
The University of Limerick is hosting the HOME_EU Project meeting this 24-25 of May, scheduled with the aim of updating and reviewing all the work done since the launching of the Project, the last October, 2016. The teams managing the eight Working Packages of the Project shared the progress made, the stage of their work [...]
HOME_EU Work Package 3 is led by partners at the Department of Psychology, University of Limerick, Ireland. The work package involves research with homeless services users in both Housing First and Other Services across eight European countries: Ireland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Spain and Sweden. Partners in each country will collect questionnaire data at [...]