The European Journal of Homelessness
In 2007, the Observatory published its first European Journal of Homelessness. The Journal provides a critical analysis of policy and practice on homelessness in Europe for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and academics. The aim is to stimulate debate on homelessness and housing exclusion at the European level and to facilitate the development of a stronger evidential base for policy development and innovation. The journal seeks to give international exposure to significant national, regional and local developments and to provide a forum for comparative analysis of policy and practice in preventing and tackling homelessness in Europe. The journal will also assess the lessons for Europe which can be derived from policy, practice and research from elsewhere.
European Journal of Homelessness - Volume 6.1, August 2012
"Homelessness, Migration and Demographic Change in Europe"
European Journal of Homelessness - Volume 5.1, August 2011
"Selected Proceedings of a Conference held in Budapest
, 17 September 2010, on Understanding Homelessness and Housing Exclusion in the New European Context"
European Journal of Homelessness - Volume 2, December 2008
, "Effectiveness of Policies and Services for Homelessness"
European Journal of Homelessness - Volume 1, December 2007
, "Quality and Standards in Homelessness Services and Housing for Marginal Groups"
Submission of articles
The Editors welcome the submission of articles that relate to the annual themes of the Journal and that use concepts derived from any of the social sciences to analyse homelessness policies and practice. Articles that make explicit comparisons across nations are particularly welcome. Articles to be considered for publication will be peer reviewed, and should be policy-relevant contributions related to the field of homelessness not previously published. Articles should fall within the range of 6.000-8.000 words.
Call for Papers – European Journal of Homelessness
The European Journal of Homelessness is published twice a year. The first edition each year is a themed edition, largely based on the theme of the annual research conference, which the European Observatory on Homelessness and its partners organise each year, and in 2012 was held in September in York. The second edition is open to all contributions that address dimensions of homelessness in Europe.
Call for Papers – European Journal of Homelessness Vol 7, No. 1. 2013: Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe
The Editors now invite contributions to Volume 7.1 of the European Journal of Homelessness, on how social and for-profit housing providers can respond effectively to homelessness. See full Call for Papers.
Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe
Access to housing for homeless people is one of the major challenges facing homelessness policy. Homeless people can face significant barriers to adequate and affordable housing, often being unable to secure sufficiently well-paid work to meet the costs of owner occupation and finding some parts of the private rented sector equally unaffordable. Although there are many pressures on housing supply in the European Union, affordable and adequate housing is potentially available for homeless people. However, the attitudes of some private landlords and social housing providers towards homeless people, who can be viewed as undesirable tenants who might present housing management problems, can be a significant obstacle to both private rented and social housing. Tensions in urban policy may also create obstacles to housing for homeless people, such as the risk of urban planners to avoid spatial concentrations of poverty, which can limit the access of homeless people to the more affordable areas in some cities.
Papers are also welcome on policies and practices that facilitate access to the private rented sector for homeless people. Papers on enhancing access to affordable housing to deliver homelessness prevention are also welcome, as are papers on the various barriers to affordable housing faced by homeless people.
To be considered for inclusion in this edition of the Journal, papers must be submitted to Dr. Eoin O’Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 18th January 2013.