Since 2009, we have partnered with local hosts to organise biennial World Homeshare Congresses bringing homeshare practitioners, policy makers and researchers together to share ideas, learn from each other and establish links. These meetings are particularly helpful for new programmes – and have even inspired people to set up a programme where none existed before.
So far we’ve hosted six congresses: Paris (2009), Cologne (2011), Oxford (2013), Melbourne (2015), Madrid (2017) and Brussels (2019).
The papers from these congresses can be found on our website and make up a valuable resource for anyone wanting to know how to set up or manage a programme, how to evaluate programmes and much more.
Click on the links below to read about earlier congresses and link to the papers given:
We’re very grateful to the charities, companies, academic bodies and government agencies that have supported our congresses:
Bruxelles Capitale : https://be.brussels/
Visit Brussel : https://visit.brussels/fr
Université Libre de Bruxelles : https://www.ulb.be/
Mutalité Partena : https://www.partenamut.be/fr
BNP Paribas : https://www.bnpparibasfortis.be/fr/index-FR?axes4=priv
The Australia Institute: www.tai.org.au
Carew Counsel Solicitors: www.carewcounsel.com.au
Commonwealth and Victorian Governments: www.vic.gov.au
Community Connections Homeshare: www.comcons.org.au
COTA Victoria: www.cotavic.org.au
LIME Management Group: www.limegroup.net.au
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: www.lmcf.org.au
Spectrum mrc: www.spectrumvic.org.au
Building and Social Housing Foundation: www.bshf.org
Ensemble2générations Foundation: www.ensemble2generations.fr
GB Sasakawa Foundation: www.gbsf.org.uk
Housing LIN: www.housinglin.org.uk
Joseph Rowntree Foundation: www.jrf.org.uk
Methodist Homes: www.mha.org.uk
Oxfordshire County Council: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Shared Lives Plus: www.sharedlivesplus.org.uk
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