Welcome to HOPE Homeless in Europe`s Website
Please enjoy the site and use the information in the website at your leisure whether you are a homeless person or a social/health worker.
Our website has followers all across Europe. We are happy to have you with us and for your interest for our work with the homeless.
We are depending on membership fees and donations to be able to help the homeless so please use the Become Member/Donate button above to support us!
Originally HOPE Homeless in Europe was thought of as a network for homeless people in October 2009 at a conference in Copenhagen. 44 homeless people attended the meeting, and decided that a common platform was needed for the homeless to raise awareness about their situation.
HOPE is a formal, legal NGO, now registered in Denmark and we are working hard to better the conditions for homeless and eradicate homelessneess in Europe and the organisation is managed by homeless and formerly homeless people, all working ideally without any form for compensation.
We have members in most EU countries and are constantly receiving new member applications which shows that there is a need for a European homeless network. We co-operate with many national networks in Europe.
We have moved our headquarter from Brussels, Belgium to Denmark from August 1, 2019. The climate for operating an NGO is much better in Denmark than in Belgium, a lot less redtape.
HOPE was officially
founded on October the 22nd, 2011 in Luxembourg. The present form of Hope was
established in Prague, Czechia on November 9th. 2013.
HOPE is a
network organization for homeless people in Europe, and the voice of those who
otherwise have nobody to speak their case.
is founded from an interest to be connected at the European level since it is
necessary to participate in the European discussion to get influence. Homeless
people need to be more formally organized, to develop and adopt a program as
well as to be more visible.
The organisation is meant as a supplement to the already existing NGOs by being a direct link between the homeless and these organizations as well as being their personal homeless network. We are also in the role as advocates and lobbyists for all homeless in Europe.
Our views for the future is to work to let HOPE grow and we work full time to give the homeless of Europe maximal support. What we need initially are more members who will give of their time and knowledge to build a strong organization, and – of course we need money to be able to operate.
Please help us acquire new dedicated HOPE members who
have a genuine interest in helping better the lives of homeless people in
We are here to build a network for homeless people all over Europe. Our aim is to be political spokesmen toward the authorities, locally, nationally as well as at EU level to ensure that the homeless always get their rights and to better their situation,
People sleeping out in doorways, parks, in derelict
sites and in abandoned cars experience the extreme form of homelessness. This
is what most of the public think of when they hear the word ‘homeless’. But
this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The ‘invisible’ homeless, people who live in emergency accommodation, in shelters, hostels, refuges, in B&B`s or double share with friends and relatives, make up about 10 times the number of people sleeping rough. They are also without a home and in need of help.
Another aspect is to provide proper and adequate helalth services for homeless people in all EU countries. This is of uttermost importance as statistics show that vulnerable and homeless people have a lot shorter life span then the “ordinary” citizens.
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