Criminalizing and penalizing homeless people for carrying out life-sustaining activities in public because there is nowhere to go is a problem across the EU” said Rina Beers, President of FEANTSA on Sept. 18th at the European Parliament in Brussels. FEANTSA, Housing Rights Watch and Sylvie Guillaume MEP (S&D – France) co-hosted a public hearing to raise awareness about the criminalization of homelessness in Europe.
Events on October 19th in:
Amsterdam: 18th O, 20h: Public discussion about the precarisation of housing in the Netherlands, the breaking down of the social housing sector, the suppression of free cultural spaces and the right to the city. Organised by the Bond Precaire Woonvormen (Union of people in a precarious housing situation) and social political centre Op de Valreep. Location: Op de Valreep, Polderweg 620, Amsterdam Oost.
19th O, 14h: Dance-demo through Amsterdam city for preservation of social political centre Op de Valreep and for a free and social (underground) Amsterdam.
Athens: 19th Oct, 12h: Common action and open assembly, Eleftherias (Koumoundourou) sq.
Berlin: 15th O, 18:30h: , Discussion Housing in Europe. Same problems, shared struggles, TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, room H-0111, audio documentation (German)
19th O, 14h: Halay Dance - Dancing against rising rents and forced evictions, Kottbusser Tor
19th O, Occupation
Budapest: 19th O, 14h: March of Empty Houses, Deak Ferenc tér
Dublin: 19th, 14h, Customs House Dublin City Centre
Düsseldorf: 18th O, 20h: 1. Meeting of Housing Activists of the Rhine-Ruhr-Region, K4, Kiefernstraße 4, Düsseldorf Flingern-Süd
Dortmund: 14th O, 20h: Cities for People not for Profit, Taranta Babu, Humboldtstr. 44, Dortmund
Geneva: 17th-19th O, Tribunal des Evictions 2013
Lorient: 19th, 15h, Assembly, Place Jules Ferry Lorient
Lissabon: 19th O, 10h: ASSEMBLEIA DA HABITAÇÃO, Palco montado na PRAÇA DA FIGUEIRA em LISBOA
Malaga: National meeting of PAH
Milan: 15th O, 21h , Public Assemblee, Piazza Loggia dei Mercanti, with no tav no muos and stopdesahucios madrid
19th O, 6am, special train to Rome for action at Piazza San Giovanni, 2h
Paris: 19th O, 14h: Journée européenne pour le droit au logement et à la ville et contre la spéculation, Place de la République
Poznań: 19th O, 12 - 12:20h press conference at Zemsta coffee-/infoshop, Fredry 7,
12:30 - 13h Demonstration from Al. Marcinkowskiego 11 to office of NeoBank
Rome: 19th O, 14h, sollevazione generale, Piazza San Giovanni
Rouen: 19th O, 16h, Droit au lougement, meeting at Préfecture de Rouen
Warsaw: Conference 'Housing Coalition: co-operators, home-owners, tenants. Warsaw by citizens' at 'Koło'
Zurich: 26th O, 14h: demonstration Whose Zurich?, Gemüsebrücke