Croatia

Croatian Homeless Network

The Croatian Homeless Team is a project run by the Croatian Homeless Network, which works in coordination with many homeless shelters across Croatia. The Croatian Homeless Network is a platform that connects and coordinates all organisations and working for the improved situation of homeless people.

The Croatian Homeless Team project draws a lot of media interest and therefore raises awareness of homelessness in Croatia. They stand for the right to dignity and social inclusion, and achieve these goals through the positive influence of sports.

Organisation Details

Website

info@beskucnici.info

Participants

Men, mainly under the age of 50, who are homeless, socially disadvantaged, and excluded from society

Location

Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Vinkovci, and Vukovar

Homelessness Statistics

The transition to capitalism resulted in a low percentage of GDP being allocated for social services and vulnerable groups, while the unresolved issues from the Independence War and the break-up of Yugoslavia still impact the quality of life of some ethnic minorities and immigrants from former Yugoslav countries (FEANTSA, 2008).