Housing and Social Inclusion
The EUROHOME-IMPACT project had three main objectives: first, to use longitudinal survey data to explore housing integration and stress – pathways and risks; second, to evaluate social services and social re-integration programmes with a housing element or targeting homeless persons; third, on the basis of the above to draw conclusions and recommendations for policy, on the one hand, and policy impact assessment, on the other.
The EUROHOME-IMPACT project employed several methods for the collection of data and information as well as analysis: desk analysis – literature surveys and document reviews; statistical analysis; evaluation assessment guidelines; expert interviews as well as interviews and focus group discussions with users of social services. The countries under investigation by the EUROHOME-IMPACT project were: Austria, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland. However, the part of the research that used the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) extended the geographical scope to additionally cover other European Union Member States and, especially, the UK and France.