One of the sessions of the "Photovoice" workshop organized as part of the HOME_EU project took place on November 27th at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Opole (Poland). During the meeting, the participants i.e., the social workers, worked with photographs in groups and selected the main and minor topics that appeared in [...]
The next open calls for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges 6 (SC6) (2018-2020) were presented by the European Officer Raffaela Greco Tonegutti on the 13th December in a Infoday event organized by the Portuguese Office for the Framework Programme. The event took place at ISPA and was followed by a Roundtable where several Portuguese coordinators [...]
The 1st Report of the Homelessness as Unfairness (HOME_EU) project was completed and submitted by the Project Coordination, The ISPA-Instituto Universitário, this week on the 30th November 2017. Jose Ornelas (Principal Investigator), Maria-Vargas-Moniz (Researcher) and Maria Fátima Monteiro (Project Manager) from the ISPA's Team congratulate the entire HOME_EU Consortium and the ISPA Research Centre staff [...]
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