The consortium is composed of 12 organizations that have, over several years, built a set of interconnected and diversified networks, collaborations and partnerships.

The members of HOME_EU are:

AEIPS, Associação para o Estudo e Integração Psicossocial (PT)

Is a private non-profit organization, founded in 1987, by a group of professionals, people with mental health problems and their families. AEIPS mission is to promote recovery and community integration of people with mental health problems. Currently, AEIPS provides an array of services in terms of employment, education, housing, mutual help and advocacy. Since 2009, AEIPS has been operating a housing first project, called Casas Primeiro, for homeless people with mental health problems, to assist participants in accessing and maintaining independent apartments, rented from community landlords in mainstream neighbourhoods.

The work will be carried out by two members of the team of AEIPS housing first project Casas Primeiro: Teresa Duarte and Inês Almas.

AMU, Aix-Marseille University (FR)

Aix-Marseille University is the first university in France and the largest French-speaking University in the World, in terms of student number, personal staff and budget, as it gathers nearly 70,000 students. At the last international ranking of Shanghai, published August 15, 2015, AMU has positioned itself in the 101 th-150th range over the World’s 500 ranked universities and 5th-6th among French universities. AMU is/has been involved in 104 FP7 and 18 H2020 projects, is coordinator of 8 Collaborative Projects, hosting 5 ERC Grants, partner of 19 Marie Curie Actions (3 ITN) and 3 Coordination Actions.

This project work will be carried out by Dr Pascal Auquier, Dr Sandrine Loubiere, Dr Aurelie Tinland, and a postgraduate researcher.

Crescer (PT)

Crescer is a nonprofit community intervention organization, endowed with legal status and constituted under the recognition of civil law, since 2001. Crescer develops its work in the Harm Reduction context, through Outreach Teams intervening, since 2002. In January 2013 we started a Housing First Project – “É UMA CASA, Lisboa Housing First” – which, at its beginning, targeted the long term homeless population in the Mouraria area – a historic and idiosyncratic neighborhood located at the heart of Lisbon. In 2015 the project’s intervention was expanded to the whole city of Lisbon.

The work team is composed by two members: Américo Nave and Rita Pereira Marques that will carry out the project tasks in collaboration with the partners.


FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless, was established in 1989 as a European non-governmental organisation to prevent and alleviate the poverty and social exclusion of people threatened by or living in homelessness. FEANTSA currently has more than 130 member organisations, working in close to 30 European countries, including 25 EU Member States. Most of FEANTSA’s members are national or regional umbrella organisations of service providers that support homeless people with a wide range of services, including housing, health, employment and social support. They often work in close co-operation with public authorities, social housing providers and other relevant actors.

FEANTSA is currently fully committed in investigating, sharing and further deploying the Housing First Approach. FEANTSA has expertise in project coordination; expertise on transnational work; easy links with grass roots organisations; language skills, etc. The work team leader is Frederik Spinnewijn.

ISPA, Instituto Universitário (PT)

It was the first teaching university in Psychology in Portugal. Over the years it has developed a strong integrative and multidisciplinary vision extending its academic and research platforms from Psychology into distinct areas like Educational Sciences, Biology and Neuroscience. Currently, ISPA has over 60 full-time faculty members (74.5%PhD), and hosts around 1400 students. Since 2008, ISPA’ research has been published in 345 papers in indexed journals; 700 national journals and 976 book chapters.

The ISPA team is composed of experienced members in project and program management, including European Projects: Prof. José Ornelas (project coordinator), Maria Vargas-Moniz (researcher) a postgraduate student and a project officer.

Karolinska Institutet, Department of clinical neuroscience (SE)

Stad works with alcohol- and drug prevention both general and indicated prevention. Preventive measures may target the demand for or target the availability to/supply of alcohol and drugs. Dr Håkan Källmén was the responsible researcher in the evaluation of the Housing First project in Stockholm and Helsingborg in Sweden.

This work will be carried out by Dr Håkan Källmén, Dr Ulla Beijer, and Dr Mats Blid.

University of Limerick (IE)

The University of Limerick (UL) is a research led university, with an excellent track record of securing both national and European funding. Our research ethos creates a focus on convergent translational research, which promotes a synergistic combination of knowledge through multidisciplinary teams to accelerate the application of basic research outputs to benefit the economy and society.

This work will be carried out by Dr Ronni Michelle Greenwood in the Psychology Department at the University of Limerick, Dr Rachel Marie Manning (Postdoctoral researcher), and a postgraduate researcher.

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (PT)

Lisbon City Council (CML) is legally the local authority of the government of the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. CML manages a territory of 8.462 Ha, with 550.000 inhabitants (2011) that attract daily another 360.000 persons that come to work or study in the city. Lisbon City is part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area that accounts for 2,8 million people, 330.000 companies, 140.000 students and 61,2 GP MM€. In terms of effectiveness, Lisbon City Council is the key institutional hub to implement public policies along with private initiatives, confirming its role as a key partner in the HOME_EU project and the struggle against homelessness. The city of Lisbon works through a network, NPISA – Core Planning and Intervention for Homelessness, which brings together 22 entities allowing the intersection of information and networking, enabling an integrated intervention model in the city.

The work will be carried out by a senior staff Dr Pedro Grilo and a junior staff.

Uniwersytet Opolsky (PL)

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the biggest unit at Opole University and includes eight Institutes. Among them is Institute of Psychology. Within recent years the research workers of the Institute have conducted many projects focused on social issues like alcohol, homeless youth and adults, human rights, housing policy, unemployment and psychosocial effects of natural disasters.

This work will be carried out by Dr Anna Bokszczanin, Dr Barbara Zmaczyńska and Dr Katarzyna Skałacka.

RAIS Fundación (SP)

RAIS Fundación is a Spanish, state-level, independent, plural, non-profit organization created in 1998. RAIS Fundación exists to achieve that no person lives in the street. RAIS Fundación works on two axes: providing services to around 7.000 people with high support needs; and advocacy on the rights and needs of the homeless people.

The research team from RAIS Fundación will be actually its Housing First program evaluation team. It is composed of several members from several organizations and coordinated by the Director of Projects, Evaluation and Quality, Roberto Bernad.

Regarding communication, Luis Perea (Director of Communication) and a Communication Officer will be in charge of the dissemination activities

Stichting Katolieke Universiteit (NL)

The Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, is an academic hospital whose scientists are affiliated with the Radboud University. This academic institute, with a strong focus on research, is the 4th biggest university in the Netherlands. RUMC’s mission is to have a significant impact on healthcare, by providing excellent patient care, education and top research. The RUMC has organized its research into three research institutes and comprises several expertise centers. One such center is IMPULS, the Netherlands Center for Social Care Research.

The work will be carried out by Dr Judith Wolf and Dr Tessa van Loenen.

University of Padova (IT)

Dating back to 1222, the University of Padova (UNIPD) is one of the leading Universities in Italy and has a long tradition of scientific excellence. UNIPD offers its students 32 departments, 37 doctoral degree courses and 44 research and service centers across the spectrum of sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities, with about 2.300 professors and researchers employed.

The Padova team is composed by researchers having a strong background in Community Psychology and Public Health. The work will be carried out in the Department of Department of Development Psychology and Socialization by Massimo Santinello (full professor), Alessio Vieno (associate professor), Michela Lenzi (researcher, assistant professor), and a postgraduate student.