At European level the focus on homelessness is strong and constant even through a series of networks and actors that promote the positioning of the political agenda European Commission - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

Defined as a temporary housing situation, insecure and poor quality - as well as "open accommodation" - it is estimated that the homelessness It is increasing in all European countries (vedi Focus on Poverty Housing and Housing Exclusion) despite the lack of an objective and uniform measurement at European level. Every Member State fact measure the phenomenon by adopting the typology ETHOS and using different detection techniques of the data (surveys of national statistics or city count nightor point in time).

The European policies promote the general lines of action and principles of freedom, dignity and human rights Basic framed in the strategy Europe 2020, referring to the Member States the responsibility to adopt measures to that effect.

TheEuropean Consensus Conference on Homelessness: Policy Recommendations of the Jury (2010) before, and l 'European Pillar of Social Rights (beginning 19) recently, make the social dimension of the European Union an urgent political issue.

Among the priorities identified:

  • Adopt long-term strategies at national level, regional and local-based approcci housing led e housing first
  • Introduce efficient policies preventing evictions
  • Preventionand rapid interventions
  • Quality services and promotion of inclusion
  • Rapid re-housing
  • Systematic collection of data, monitoring and shared definitions

Under cohesion policy 2014-2020, among the main instruments to counter homelessness now available to member countries:


fio.PSD is full member of FEANTSA, the European network of organizations working in the field of homelessness and make part of Thematic Clusters with 8 Italian experts working, migration, housing, discrimination etc ...

We actively participate in FEAD Network

We are stakeholders in Thematic Network on Inclusion

We adhere to the observatory Housing Rights Watch

We are partners of 'Housing First HUB



fio.PSD is the Italian partner of the following projects (ERASMUS e REC) that have as their object the improvement of vocational training and social services innovation homelessness:

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