In the last forty years the ascent of the neoliberal urban regime, marked by the impairment of formalized social security frameworks and privatization of risks, has fostered the subordination of urban social life to the rationalities of self-reliance and competition. As a result of this market-driven transformation, city dwellers have found themselves devoid of social protection assured by state-based social solidarity and increasingly ...
- Carrying out a census of the number of homeless people in Leuven in collaboration with the local network that comes into contact with the target group.
- Participation in the information moments for the network and the coordination thereof
- Production of a report that provides both qualitative and quantitative data on the number of homeless people in Leuven.
- Formulate recommendations on local policy on homelessness in ...
Homelessness census 2023 KU Leuven
In this project, new counts of homelessness are organized in Flanders and Wallonia. This project marks the third year of local and regional counts of homelessness in Belgium. The counts are organized in collaboration with local authorities and with a very diverse group of stakeholders and actors. The results of the censuses are communicated to a very wide audience, are picked up by the media and in the public debate and form the basis for new ...
Upstream; vulnerability assessment in schools and rapid intervention. Preventing school dropout and youth homelessness. KU Leuven
For the project upstream, we bridge the gap between the A Way Home coalitions and 1 Gezin 1 Plan and bring their strengths, guiding principles and resources together in the project. Early detection and intervention are basic pillars to prevent and end homelessness among young adults.
Better insight into homelessness with counting research based on the ETHOS classification system KU Leuven
With the present project plan we aim - in close collaboration with the Kansfonds and with Prof. Dr. Koen Hermans of KU Leuven - to map the numbers and characteristics of (threatened) homeless people in two medium-sized municipalities by means of a counting study. of the so-called ETHOS-light classification model.
In this way we contribute to the development of a broad definition and census of homeless people based on this in order to ...
Raising awareness of homelessness. KU Leuven
With this project we are continuing the organization of the local Homelessness Counts. In 2022 we will be working intensively with two Walloon and Flemish locations that, in collaboration with many organizations, will map the number and profile characteristics of people in a situation of homelessness. We also fine-tune this method with the biennial Brussels census. All information about the method and the results of the previous counts can be ...
ASTRA-innovative sustainable housing solutions that aim to combat homelessness and housing exclusion and that are supported by social workers KU Leuven
My research project in ASTRA focuses on Sustainable housing solutions for SW practices for social inclusion of young people in precariousness . The aim is to link the eco-social approach to current SW practices with homelessness and housing exclusion, to deepen the theoretical understanding of the interlinkage between the strategies to combat housing exclusion and TSTR, to analyse sustainable solutions to housing exclusion in Europe.
Homelessness among young adults KU Leuven
International studies point to the increase in homelesness among young adults. For Belgium there are no official statistics available to map the size and profile characteristics of the population of homeless people. The recent counts in a number of Belgian cities and regions indicate the presence of young adults. This unique database contains a lot of information that makes it possible to map their profile characteristics. But behind ...
* Homelessness census: 2021 KU Leuven
In order to develop a national strategy against homelessness, it is absolutely necessary to map the problem in a valid, reliable and uniform manner. In a previous project, the 'Point-in-time counting' methodology was further refined and tested in 2 Flemish and 2 Walloon cities. In this project, a census will be carried out in 2021 in four cities in Belgium.