Call for Applications

2018 FEANTSA Study Session: Homeless Rights are Social Rights European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

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Application Deadline: 17 August 2018

The FEANTSA Youth Study sessions over the past four years have provided an opportunity for young professionals from across Europe to come together to identify key issues in tackling youth homelessness and propose a series of solutions. The study sessions have led to a growing and dynamic alumni network with membership from across a wide variety of fields including social work, youth work, academics, students, law, architecture, public policy (local and national civil services), NGOs and others.

The past study sessions have focused on taking a human rights approach to preventing youth homelessness while also developing and implementing an advocacy strategy aimed at raising awareness for youth homelessness among policy makers.

In November 2018, the FEANTSA Youth Study Session will focus on the idea of Homeless Rights as Social Rights. Human Rights-based approaches to tackling homelessness are advocated by numerous international bodies, such as the United Nations. As the profile of those working directly with the homeless are generally social workers who don’t always have a human rights background, this study session acts as a unique learning opportunity to strengthen the homeless sector’s awareness of human rights-based approaches and how it can be implemented in their service.

FEANTSA Study Session: Homeless Rights are Social Rights
European Youth Centre Budapest
19 – 23 November 2018


When: 19 – 23 November 2018

Where: European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary.

Eligibility Requirements

Anyone who is:

• Under 30 years old, some places are available for participants 30+
•Living in a Council of Europe member state.
•Working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
•Experienced in homelessness and/or human rights-based approaches to social issues and is looking to build on that knowledge and apply
it in a context for youth
•Able to communicate in English
• Enthusiastic, energetic and prepared to engage in non-formal education
• Willing to commit yourself after the study session in order to plan and carry out coordinated work together with other participants
In addition to the above criteria, applications are particularly encouraged from:
• Non-European Union Countries, while also a Council of Europe Member State
• Applicants working with/ for a local authority, municipality or city.
How: Online applications are now open and will close on 17 August 2018. Click here to access the online application form
More information: or Application process:
  • 35 participants will be selected by mid-September 2018 based on:
  • Motivation
  • Knowledge of youth homelessness issues,
  • Knowledge of human rights-based approaches to social issues
  • Experience with youth work
  • Geographic, gender and age balance A maximum of 2–3 participants will be chosen from each country
  • Applicants will be notified if they have been selected or not by mid September 2018
Cost: Travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the Council of Europe; a €50 registration fee will be charged
for participants, this will be deducted from the travel expenses reimbursement

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 FEANTSA Study Session

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