GSWB International Conference, 26 – 27 March 2014 Warsaw
Hotel Gromada Centrum, Plac Powstańców Warszawy 2, Warszawa
Homelessness and housing exclusion are important social problems in Poland and in Europe. Current social and economic situation in Europe reveals the size of negative changes which are taking place. These changes include the growing number of the unemployed, increasing poverty in groups of vocationally active and elderly people, and problems connected with the increasing cost of living. According to the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), over two million households were experiencing poverty in 2012. The number of people who have lost this stability is alarming. Statistics indicate a constant increase of this group.
Researchers of homelessness have indicated the need to develop strategies aimed at providing assistance to the homeless but mostly leading to counteract this social problem.
The situation of homelessness and housing exclusion in Poland and in Europe, and forthcoming changes of social policy aimed at assistance provision to groups experiencing or threatened with the problem of homelessness will be discussed during the second international conference devoted to the problem of homelessness. We would like to invite all those interested in these issues to participate in this conference.
We hope that the following motto will be the summary of our work: Anyone should be able to say: I’m going home!