You’ve never been in Berlin if you haven’t done thisby Paola Battista - 2015.02.19
To those who had planned to make a visit to Berlin, an online platform also proposes to test the local volunteering. This is the idea of [v]ostel. Which has now revolutionized the concept of traveling, by introducing a glimmer of solidarity even in shortest stays in the capital. In fact, beyond photographs and tour in the main squares, holidaymakers will be offered a list of charitable activities to join with Berliners, in order to discover the city in all of its aspects and feel part of the community. It will be possible to re-paint benches, planting new flowers, preparing and serving a hot meal to the homeless people or preparing them a soft bed or clean clothes in a shelter of the capital. Everything while chatting at lunch with the locals, ready to welcome the willing tourists.
Four homeless who get a chance of a lifetime
Four homeless are in the Barcellona spotlight recently. Marcos, Enrique, Andrzj and Vincet, unlike many of their street friends, had the good fortune of being involved in an exclusive work integration program, developed by American Andrew Funk. Who before trying to find them a job, took it upon himself to Read More.
Milan by night reveals a center for international homeless
From the German homeless who emigrated to Italy to those who proudly live on the street. A not so well known universe, unto itself, is what emerges from the incredibile series on Milan’s clochard, shot by Luca Rotondo, class of 1989. The rising star of Italian photography who stole the Read More.
This is how Finland reduced the number of homeless
The rigid temperature is not the only reason for the fact that Finland is the only EU country where the number of homeless people is diminishing. The real reason is an exceptional program called Housing First. It has been around for more than 20 years and according the European Federation of Read More.
After Amatrice houses are being provided for Milan’s homeless
A new, experimental program in Italy to assist the homeless. Not the usual dormitories in huge buildings with numerous beds. But, instead, a real "town" of pre-fabricated structures equipped with all of the necessary comforts and services, designed to host 300 homeless. Included in the project are cafeterias, out-patient medical Read More.
Italy launches first “street lawyer” internship
In Bari, Italy, the first legal clinic has opened for street people. To guarantee the homeless legal protection. An innovative didactic experiment launched in collaboration, by the Department of Law of the University of Bari and the non-profit organization, Street Lawyers. The project’s objectives are to raise awareness among future Read More.
Greece is back again, starting with the homeless
In Athens, there is a new bus that brings showers to the homeless. The initiative was born of a collaboration between a state operated business, a private enterprise, and a a Greek not-profit organization (Praksis). They decided to transform a bus that was functioning as a normal Greek public transportation Read More.