Homelessness makes us uncomfortable - it challenges our assumptions about global inequality, as well as the viability of our own welfare states and governance, when we see large numbers of our fellow citizens living in conditions akin to refugee camps abroad.
Laws meant to protect the most vulnerable people in France have failed, says the UN's special rapporteur on housing.
The official number of homeless people in Europe is not known, their lives a hidden figure. The invisibility of this crisis in the EU flags up policy failures after years of austerity, stagnating wages and increase in house prices. We take a look behind the numbers.
Irish military veterans are taking to the streets in tricolour sleeping bags to highlight homelessness.
Musicians Bono and The Edge busked in Dublin on Christmas Eve, asking people to donate to a homeless charity.
While Finland has won accolades for ending homelessness, Hungary has sparked concern by sweeping it under the carpet.
A group has started a spontaneous project to collect jackets for homeless people.
Local businesses have been donating old buses to Russia's homeless population as a way to escape winter temperatures
Kevin Hart, Pharrell Williams and Minnie Driver were among the celebrities who turned out Wednesday to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.
At least three homeless people were arrested last week in Hungary after a law criminalising rough sleeping came into effect.
Hippolyte says the authorities, not him, should have been in the dock.
The measure is part of a plan to create some 3,000 emergency night shelter places.
Landlords in Lisbon are forcing local residents to move out of their homes so they can rent them to tourists for more money
Homeless people in Dublin could be removed from the Dublin region in order to make room for tourists who will pay more than accommodation services receive from government and charities.
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Juha Kaakinen is an architect and leading proponent of the "Housing First" approach in Finland. As CEO of the Y Foundation, he helps to provide permanent housing for the homeless, bringing dignity to people's lives, and drastically cutting the number of rough sleepers.
Activist squatters in Berlin have taken over vacant buildings in the city to protest rising house prices, homelessness and gentrification.
“This past year has resolutely confirmed the existence of another Europe: a Europe not merely ignored but also misunderstood, not just despised but also forgotten — a Europe of the homeless," says the new report.
A shelter in Budapest is urging people to mark the day by sending homeless people much-needed knickers and bras, rather than buying flowers for their loved ones.
On the doorstep of the World Mobile Congress, one charity is arranging job interviews for the homeless.
Policemen Guido and Chris patrol the streets of Brussels at night helping the homeless
Homelessness is illegal in Hungary but there are still an estimated 30,000 people sleeping rough.
With Europe gripped by freezing temperatures, we spoke to homeless expert Freek Spinnewijn to find out what you can do to help.
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One Brussels mayor gives police powers of arrest, if those sleeping rough don't go to shelters.
One of the UK’s richest councils has announced it will launch a new scheme encouraging its wealthiest residents to pay extra tax which will be put towards social projects.