In order to facilitate in-depth discussions between local civil servants on homeless policy-making, HABITACT organises peer reviews. The peer review method takes a local strategy or project or approach as the starting point for European exchanges on local homeless policy-making.
- In 2010, the city of Amsterdam hosted a HABITACT peer review on its local homelessness strategy.
- In 2011, the city of Gothenburg hosted a HABITACT peer review on its Housing First model to tackle homelessness.
- In 2012, the city of Ghent hosted a HABITACT peer review on the housing dimensions of its homelessness model, including Social Rental Agencies.
- In 2013, the city of Dublin hosted a HABITACT peer review on its "Pathway to Home" model.
- In 2014, the city of Athens hosted a HABITACT peer review on its coping strategies and innovation in difficult economic times.
- In 2015, the city of Odense hosted a HABITACT peer review on linking homelessness policy priorities to the global strategy of the city.
- In 2016, the city of Barcelona will host a HABITACT peer review on its strategy to reduce homelessness on 3-4 November 2016. To register for the event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer review series - Discussion Papers
For each peer review organised by HABITACT, we commission a Discussion Paper by an independent expert. The paper describes the local policy model in detail, highlights challenges and strengths of the model, and proposes key questions for peer review.