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CA COST Action CA15218
Measuring homelessness in Europe

There is no consensus yet concerning the most valid and reliable methods to measure and monitor homelessness in Europe. A coordinated European approach, as will be achieved in this COST Action is necessary to tackle these limitations in research and make progress on the development of a European wide scientifically based methodology to measure homelessness. More specifically, the purpose of this network is (1) to bring together the expertise and knowledge with regard to measuring homelessness, (2) to tackle specific measurement challenges (such as hidden homelessness, homelessness careers and the diffusion between homelessness and migration) and (3) to create a common European framework on measuring homelessness.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Koen HERMANS (BE)

Vice Chair of the Action:


Science officer of the Action:

Dr Rossella MAGLI

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Svetlana VOINOVA


Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF


Last updated: 27 February 2016 top of page