The LHF has always had a strong affinity with homelessness agencies in Europe and we are now members of FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless. Established in 1989, FEANTSA brings together non-profit services that support homeless people in Europe. They have over 130 member organisations from 30 countries, including 28 Member States.
FEANTSA works towards ending homelessness by:1. Engaging in constant dialogue with the European institutions, national and regional governments to promote the development and implementation of effective measures to end homelessness. 2. Conducting and disseminating research and data collection to promote a better understanding of the nature, extent, causes of, and solutions to, homelessness. 3. Promoting and facilitating the exchange of information, experience and good practice between FEANTSA’s member organisations and relevant stakeholders with a view to improve policies and practices addressing homelessness. 4. Raising public awareness about the complexity of homelessness and the multidimensional nature of the problems faced by homeless people.
We actively contribute to FEANTSA’ work and support the increased cooperation of agencies across borders. On the following pages, you will find more information about our visits and exchanges programme and the work of De Paul International.