The fio. PSD and Feantsa led 450 experts to discuss the theme "Addressing the phenomenon of the homeless in the EU"during the Conference Policy 2014 held in Bergamo 24/25 October. During the Conference the participants discussed a broad range of issues relevant to the fight against the phenomenon of homeless at both European and national levels, identifying innovative solutions, often well established and already successfully tested.

Declaration of Bergamo

And’ can download the slides of the presentation of 12 Workshops (Click on the names of the speakers) and see the video messages of László Andor and José Manuel Barroso


  • Redistribution of power: the key steps to promote the participation of for- sone homeless Michael Mackey |Maggie Brunjes | Sanna Tiivola
  • Take the Housing First approach in the services: main obstacles and opportunities Pascale Estecahandy |Lars Benjaminsen | Video
  • The channeling of the European funds for services for homeless people: Europe is doing enough to support the fight against the phenomenon of homeless? Jakub Wilczek | Ulrich Wolff
  • Preventing serious forms of social marginality among young people: how to ensure a good transition to adulthood Jantien Van der Meer |Catherine Maher
  • Homeless women: We need services and different answers ? Elly Loibl |Nicholas Pleace
  • Pathways to employment for homeless people: myth or reality? Paolo Brusa |Jaana Watts
  • Immigration: the hidden phenomenon of domestic workers (nannies) …or homeless Maurizio Ambrosini
  • New ways to finance the services for homeless people: risk or opportunity? Tim Gray
  • Making communication on homeless people without stigmatizing Luc Tanja | Jonas Candalija
  • Strategies for homeless people: Reconciling the national legislation with decentralized responsibilities Thomas Specht | Peter Fredriksson
  • Promote access to vacant housing as a response to homelessness Marco Hoffmann | Maria-José Aldanas
  • Promoting the potential of homeless people with health problems by working on their residual abilities Penille Mau | Jason Connor/Avril Pollock