The Transformative Community Mental Health Interest Group column from The Community Psychologist, the SCRA newsletter, has highlighted the presentation of the research project HOME_EU given the relevance and potential of the project for the transformation of policies and practices to end homelessness across Europe. You find more information about the article and about the network [...]
Anna Kocoń, the author of the text below, is one from the Erasmus students from Poland who participated in the Housing First project in Lisbon, driven by HOME_EU partner AEIPS, and called Casas Primeiro. These are her memories of that period. Housing First Four years ago I had an amazing opportunity to take a part [...]
The forthcoming 18th, 19th and 20th June 2018 the city of Padova will gather knowledge and research about Housing First as a solution to homelessness. Two events will be held through the University of Padova (Università degli Studi di Padova), the Psychologist Department of Development and Socialisation (DPSS) and the partners of the HOME_EU Project. [...]
HOME_EU partners from France had the opportunity to present the program "Un Chez-soi d'abord" in the EBDO newspaper. The HF intervention is described and the residents who benefit from the program also made their testimonies about the new approach to tackle homelessness.
In the context of the Implementation of the National Strategy for the Integration of Homelessness People (ENIPSSA), on the 1st of February, the President of the Portuguese Republic, the Secretary of Social Security, and the Deputy Mayor for Education and Social Rights from Lisboa City Hall among other public and private entities, such as [...]
HOME_EU project was elected by the Head of the Portuguese Psychologists Professional Association (OPP) (https://www.ordemdospsicologos.pt/pt), Francisco Rodrigues, as a resource to shift the paradigm of prevention and public policies. He also considers that data provided by HOME_EU is relevant to lever services and programs through the innovation generated with the Housing First Model to tackle [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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».
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