Petra Drčić and Iva Mrdeža, in front of CERANEO participated in the organizing committee of the Conference on homelessness held 10/10/2016. on the World Day of the homeless in Zagreb. Representatives of CERANEO, homeless, students of Department of Social Work and representatives of the Croatian network for homeless gathered before the start of the Conference on the Ban Jelacic Square under the slogan “Nobody hungry, nobody with no roof and no one without support” to promote the problem of homelessness in Croatia to the general public.
The Conference was attended by about 130 experts in the field of social welfare from all over Croatia, representatives of government bodies and local and regional government (coordinators for the care of the homeless in the county, representatives of city and county offices for social welfare who on its territory organize care for the homeless ), academia, shelters in Croatia, social welfare centers and other institutions and organizations that contribute to the care of the homeless in the City of Zagreb and Croatia.
Conference was an opportunity to meet with homelessness in Croatia as most extreme form of poverty, but also an opportunity to meet care programs of the homeless in Croatia, Slovenia and with care programs at EU level.
Professor Gojko Bežovan gave a presentation in front of CERANEO entitled “Homelessness in programs and practices of the European Union”, and Petra Drčić and Iva Mrdeža led a workshop on the topic “The integration of the homeless.” The Conference has also paid special attention to the prevention of homelessness and has encouraged local and regional governments that do not implement programs of care of the homeless to start with them.