National conference 
“From Dream to Reality:
Ending Homelessness in Belgium”

On Friday 14 October, Street Nurses brings together actors who deal with the issue of homelessness (professionals, politicians, citizens) to consider together what action and concrete measures can be taken to end homelessness at the national level.


In Belgium, the number of homeless or badly housed people keeps rising and changes its profile: it includes ever more women, children, and migrants. The health and migration crises have worsened an already alarming situation and, more than ever, stress the need for immediate and structural solutions of the housing problem and for a coherent national strategy in the fight against homelessness.

Belgium has committed itself, through the Lisbon Declaration, to developing targeted policies to end homelessness by 2030. What will this strategy look like? When will it be developed? When will Belgium start implementing it? This conference aims to be a first step in the right direction.

In different panels, participants (active in the field, academics, political representatives) will discuss the four pillars which are essential for a global plan towards the eradication of homelessness: facts, housing, support, and prevention.



  • Put the fight against homelessness and its eradication on the national agenda;

  • Make an inventory of homelessness in Belgium;

  • Discover best practices and challenges in Belgium in the fight against homelessness;

  • Discuss how best to progress at the national Belgian level;

  • Unite a mixed and multiregional public around the eradication of homelessness.



Pratical info

Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) - 146 rue de Laeken, 1000 Brussels
Start: 9h00
End: 18h
Read the full programme
At the KVS: 35 euros + administration fee (including lunch and reception)
Online: 10 euros + administration fee