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11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty - Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis

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The 11th European Meeting of people experiencing poverty took place in Brussels on 10 & 11 May 2012 on the topic of "Homelessness and Housing Rights in the Context of the Crisis."

This year's meeting was focused on three key questions:

  • In relation to homelessness and housing rights what are the key differences that can be seen in 2012 as compared to 2008?
  • From the experience of the delegates and the preparation work for the meeting what are the ‘good and bad practices’ in relation to addressing homelessness and housing rights that have been identified?
  • How best to design policies to address homelessness and housing that are adapted to the different needs and realities of different individuals and communities and can ensure equality in access to homeless services and housing rights?

The meeting brought together over 150 people with direct experience of poverty and homelessness from 30 European countries to exchange views on these questions with EU and national decision-makers.

Photographs: Maciej Szkopanski (European Commission)

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CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS

Each national delegation presented a creation of its own, on the topic on homelessness and housing, either as a visual presentation or as a live performance:


In the late 1990s, EAPN along with other social NGOs pressed the European institutions for an anti-poverty policy that really delivers. This intensive lobbying resulted in the implementation of the European Social Inclusion Strategy decided on at the Nice Summit in 2000.

Read more about previous European Meetings of People experiencing poverty, with reports and films here.

The 11th European Meeting of People Experiencing Poverty is an official event of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, financed by the PROGRESS programme of the European Commission.

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