The EU context is favourable for European cooperation on this issue. For this reason, HABITACT aims to increase cooperation between European cities and welcomes any city interested in European exchange.

At present, HABITACT is a self-funded network developing its activities through membership fees. Who can join? HABITACT is open to all local practitioners in EU/EEA countries who are working in the area of homelessness. These can be managers of local authority shelters/accommodation, or civil servants working in different local authority departments such as housing, health, social inclusion, social welfare, etc.

For information about joining us (fees, conditions), contact


  • The European Union has made tackling homelessness a priority of its EU social policy
  • Europe has different tools to support local organisations in their daily fight to reduce homelessness
  • The challenges of migration and the current economic crisis have more than ever increased vulnerability to homelessness
  • Local administrations across Europe are keen to exchange practical information on approaches to tackling homelessness