Call for Papers for the 13th European Research Conference on Homelessness

The 13th European Research Conference on Homelessness will take place in Budapest on 21 September 2018. This year’s conference theme will be Social and Economic Integration of Homeless People, welcoming papers on this topic. Successful conference submissions will be notified by the end of April 2018, final PowerPoint presentations will be due by 20 August 2018. Submissions and further enquiries on papers should be sent to

>> Updates about the conference will be posted to the European Observatory on Homelessness website.

FEANTSA’s European Observatory on Homelessness, the Metropolitan Research Institute Budapest and Shelter Foundation Budapest are pleased to announce the 13th Annual European Research Conference on Homelessness in Budapest entitled Social and Economic Integration of Homeless People.

The purpose of this research conference is to explore evidence on levels of and opportunities for social and economic integration of homeless people in Europe and elsewhere. The conference invites presentations on policies and practices in relation to social integration and labour market participation of homeless people across Europe.

Similarly to previous years, the conference will also include open sessions on the broad theme of ‘homelessness and housing exclusion’ from across Europe and elsewhere. Early career researchers are also invited to present their research activities.


Keynote speakers

Dr. Péter Győri is chairman of Shelter Foundation, Budapest and a lecturer at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Sciences and Budapest University of Jewish Studies, Hungary. His main research and publication topics are nongovernmental social and housing organizations, social housing policy, housing policy history, homelessness, the evolution of homelessness in Hungary, local authority management, and household-economy of poor families. He is also founder of the February 3rd Working Group, which has been organizing homeless counts in Hungary since 1998. He is retired deputy director of the Policy Department of the Budapest Methodological Centre of Social Policy (BMSZKI), the homeless service provider of the City of Budapest. He has played a key role in the development of homeless provision in Hungary.

Dr. Tim Aubry is a Full Professor in the School of Psychology and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is currently holder of the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Chair in Community Mental Health and Homelessness. Over the course of his career, Dr. Aubry has collaborated on research projects with community organizations and government, contributing to the development of effective social programs and policies. He was a Member of the National Research Team and the Co-Lead of the Moncton site in At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. In 2012, he received the Contribution to Evaluation in Canada award from the Canadian Evaluation Society. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association). Dr. Aubry teaches graduate courses at the University of Ottawa in community psychology and program evaluation.


Submission Details
Please submit an abstract in English (max. 300 words) by March 15, 2018. Successful conference submissions will be notified by the end of April 2018. Final PowerPoint presentations will be due by August 20, 2018.

Submissions and further enquiries should be directed to The Conference will be held at the Central European University, Budapest. Presenters and PhD students pay a reduced fee.

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