Source: European Parliament
In response to the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of 10 December 2019, the Social Protection Committee made recommendations which included the following in the context of efforts to combat homelessness and exclusion from the housing market in the EU:
An integrated approach entailing prevention, rapid access to permanent housing, and support services.
Involving civil society in policy planning, at both national and local level.
Exchanging best practices on the efficient allocation of funds and making full use of European structural and investment funds.
Defining the concept of homelessness at EU level, compiling reliable data and monitoring.
Mainstreaming homelessness across the various policy areas.
1 What concrete European action is the Commission planning to take in response to these recommendations?
2 How will the Commission take account of the recommendations in the action plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights?
3 Will the Commission draw up a European action plan to tackle homelessness, as Parliament has repeatedly called on it to do?