Homelessness Services in Europe: EOH Comparative Studies on Homelessness

Nicholas Pleace, Isabel Baptista, Lars Benjaminsen, Volker Busch-Geertsema

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This comparative report looks at the patterns of homelessness service provision across Europe and explores the potential for developing a pan-European typology of homelessness services. This report examines variations between countries and differences between urban and rural areas. Emergency shelters, food distribution and daycentres, alongside services using a ‘housing ready’ approach, are the most common homelessness services in Europe. However, housing-led and Housing First services and homelessness prevention are widespread, changing the ways in which homelessness is being responded to in Europe. This report is the eighth in a series produced by the European Observatory on Homelessness exploring pan-European issues through a questionnaire-based approach, using a group of national experts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
Commissioning bodyFédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri (FEANTSA)
Number of pages101
ISBN (Electronic)9789075529739
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2018


  • Homelessness
  • European

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