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Remote public hearing on “Towards an EU framework against homelessness based on the principle of "Housing First""

Remote event via Interactio, online platform - Friday, 7 October 2022 from 09:30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Testing connections

09.30 a.m. - 09.50 a.m. | Opening session

Moderator: Baiba Miltoviča, President of the TEN Section of the EESC

  • Christa Schweng, President of the EESC
  • Zdislava Odstrčilová, Czech Labor and Social Affairs Deputy Minister
  • Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA

09.50 a.m. - 10.05 a.m. | Recommendations from people who have experienced homelessness

  • Dominique Calonne, Vice-Secretary, Fédération des acteurs de la solidarité, Hauts-de-France
  • Tii Juden, Expert, No Fixed Abode NGO

10.05 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. | Panel I - Homelessness: a multifaceted phenomenon

Moderator: Milena Angelova, EESC representative, European Platform on Combating Homelessness

Keynote: Maria Jepsen, Deputy Director, Eurofound

  • Michele Calandrino, Team Leader, Disability and Inclusion Unit, European Commission
  • Clotilde Clark-Foulquier, Project Manager, FEANTSA
  • Virginie Toussain, Responsable juridique, MAE Union sociale pour l’habitat, on behalf of SGI Europe
  • Mette Petersen, Director, Red Cross EU Office
  • Bert De Bock, Outreach worker, DIOGENES

11.20 a.m. - 11.35 a.m. | Coffee break

11.35 a.m. - 12.50 p.m. | Panel II - Homelessness: the transformative power of housing and quality jobs

Moderator: María del Carmen Barrera Chamorro, EESC representative, European Platform on Combating Homelessness

Keynote: Yves Leterme, Chair, European Platform on Combatting Homelessness

  • Marina Monaco, Senior Advisor, ETUC
  • Marion Unal, Director for housing, Medef, on behalf of Business Europe
  • Solene Molard, Policy Advisor on social policies, Eurocities
  • François de Borchgrave, Administrator, Inclusio

12.50 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Ákos Topolanszky, EESC representative, European Platform on Combating Homelessness
  • Aurel Laurențiu Plosceanu, President of the SOC Section of the EESC

Interpretation requested from French, English, Czech, Polish and Romanian into French, English, Polish and Romanian


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