Homelessness in Eastern Europe

Prague uses homeless people as mobile wi-fi hotspots

2015.11.03

Turning homeless people into mobile wi-fi hotspots: this is no joke, but a project already being tested in Prague, where an NGO has come up with an initiative to promote greater inclusion of the ...

The fridge on the street that gives free food

2015.10.07

From 1 October, the poor of Bucharest can get free food simply by opening a fridge placed on a public street. To be precise, in via Foisorului n. 56-58. The outrageous idea, promoted with ...

Homeless tour guides reveal Prague’s secrets

2015.03.11

Sunday morning is the ideal time to take a walk around Prosek and have a romantic view over the whole of Prague, according to Radka, a homeless tour guide. She's part of the 'Pragulic' ...

How advertising can house Slovakia’s homeless

2014.07.04

Turning big advertising hoardings along roadsides into welcoming homes for the homeless – this is the highly original idea from a Slovak agency called Design Develop. It launched the 'Gregory Project' with the aim ...

Homelessness becomes a crime in Hungary

2013.03.04

A constitutional reform in Hungary has banned homeless people from loitering in public places, with punishments that range from fines to arrest. This measure has been criticised by the European Federation of National Organisations ...