Conference summarizing the project Children Rough Sleepers

Conference summarizing the project Children Rough Sleepers


The European Parliament in Brussels seems to be the most appropriate place to discuss the fate of homeless children or children fleeing from home in Europe. That is where 10 December 2014, an international conference entitled “Children Rough Sleepers Conference” took place. The immediate cause of the organization of the conference was ending of the project CRS – Children Rough Sleepers.

The project was devoted to children who fled or were expelled left the house, they were deprived of proper care or accommodation, and thus forced to stay away from home, sleeping on the street and those who face the problem of homelessness.

The project offered a variety of tools available for use in working with such children, a review of available policies, instruments and the results of research aimed at raising awareness of the problem and indicated the proposed solutions (guide to the best practice recommendations for decision-makers, training for professionals dealing with such children).

CRS conference did not include only the results and recommendations arising from them, it was a much wider range thanks to the guests:

  • Cécile Kyenge, Italian MEP;
  • Regina Jensdóttir, representative of the European Council;
  • Liz Gosme, a senior officer in FEANTSA (European Federation of Organisations Working with the Homeless);
  • Kate Moss, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wolverhampton, CRS Project Coordinator;
  • Mathijs Euwema, director of ICDI, partner in the project CRS.

As an Association, “Center for Support of Education and Entrepreneurship” we are pleased that we were able to actively participate in the project, which dealt with such an important issue as homeless children. We hope that the results of the project will be recognized by both the European authorities and local authorities and that they will be effectively used in the construction of an effective system to help homeless children.


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