Belgium

Belgian Homeless Cup

Belgian Homeless Cup is a social sports project designed to motivate and help homeless people reintegrate into society. It works through a combination of sports and social activities, and it also aims to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes of homelessness.

Participants

Men and women with no home, in temporary dwellings, in shelters, affected by substance abuse, and undocumented immigrants

Locations

Across Belgium, including Namur, Antwerp, Ronse, Mons, Brussels, Tongerlo, Gent, Lier, and Antwerp

Homelessness Statistics

More than one third of homeless people in Flanders are women and the numbers continue to increase. Most of them become homeless as a consequence of domestic violence. There is lack of coordinated action against homelessness on a national level since strategies are regionally based (FEANTSA, 2012).