Peer Review 2010

The European Commission Peer Review process sought to assess the Long-Term Homelessness Reduction Programme adopted by the Finnish Government in 2007. The Peer Review examined the programme’s success and exchanged experiences with countries that are implementing or preparing similar national programmes or strategies to reduce long-term homelessness.

 

The Finnish National Programme to Reduce Long-Term Homelessness - Peer Review

 

In February 2008, the Finnish Government adopted a programme aimed at halving long-term homelessness by 2011. Based on the “housing first” principle, which considers that appropriate accommodation is a prerequisite for solving other social and health problems, the programme includes an ambitious goal to convert all traditional short-term shelters into supported housing units that facilitate independent living.

 

The Peer Review sought to assess the programme’s success and to exchange experiences with countries that are implementing or preparing similar national programmes or strategies to reduce long-term homelessness.

 

Peer Review documents

 

The Finnish National Programme to Reduce Long-Term Homelessness -
Short Report

 

Busch-Geertsema, Volker (2010) The Finnish National Programme to Reduce Long-Term Homelessness - Discussion Paper

 

Building a comprehensive and participative strategy on homelessness

 

Comment Paper - Bulgaria

 

Comment Paper - France

 

Comment Paper - Hungary

 

Comment Paper - Latvia

 

Comment Paper - Norway

 

Comment Paper - Portugal

 

Comment Paper - Slovenia

 

Comment Paper - Sweden

 

Comment Paper - The Netherlands

 

Stakeholder - Eurocities

 

Stakeholder - FEANTSA


talo2

News

24.04.2015 The Own Keys Project by the Finnish NGO Vailla vakinaista asuntoa (NO Fixed Abode NGO) in the FEANTSA Homeless in Europe Magazine spring issue

The FEANTSA Homeless in Europe Magazine discusses Participation: Inclusion, Empowerment and Routes Out of Homelessness. In "Nothing About Us Without Us! The Own Keys Project – People Who Have Experienced Homelessness Develop Services" by Carole Brady, Raija Maunula and Vlada Petrovskaja describe the main themes found out in their project: the importance of trust in cooperation as well as successes and challenges in the work.

Read more

11.02.2015 FACTS, FINDINGS AND THE FUTURE - Seminar on the international review of the Finnish National Program to Reduce Long-term Homelessness

Results from the international research evaluation on the Program to Reduce Long-term Homelessness (2008 -2015), pathways to homelessness in Helsinki and future homeless policies were discussed in a seminar on February 10th, 2015. The seminar was be conducted in English.

Read more

30.09.2014 The evaluation on the Finnish HF Program in 2014

Evaluation on the whole PAAVO program (2008-2015) will be carried out in 2014 as an international research review. The evaluation team consists of distinguished researchers on homelessness issues. The target of the process is to provide information and outlooks on measures in tackling homelessness after the present program period.

Read more

13.08.2014 Seminar 17.9.2014: Perspectives on Housing First in Finland

Preliminary results of the international research evaluation on The Finnish Programme to Reduce Long-term Homelessness

Read more

23.09.2013 Programme to eliminate long-term homelessness in Finland during the period 2012–2015

Information and the ARA´s report "Homelessness in Finland 2014"

Read more


Poutapilvi web design - P4 - julkaisujärjestelmä