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President of the Portuguese Republic visited Housing First Program

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 [...]

February 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Prevention and Public Policies

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 [...]

February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Data analysis activity in Poland for the HOME_EU Providers’ Study

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 [...]

December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Next open calls for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges 6

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 [...]

December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

HOME_EU Mid-Evaluation and 3rd Consortium Meeting

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, [...]

November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Portuguese National Strategy on Homelessness 2017-2023

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 [...]

July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

House for the Single Mother

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 [...]

July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

José Ornelas as a keynote speaker in the 15th European Congress of Psychology

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».  

July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

First interviews with service participants from Poland

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

June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

HOME_EU as a keynote in the 15th European Congress of Psychology of EFPA

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 [...]

June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|