Newsletter Dec 2023

Dear friends,

It seems like only yesterday that we were in Rome presenting our latest book , but a year has gone by. A year full of activities, research, new projects and reports.

A year in which we have presented the first conclusions of the study we are carrying out with ICWF, with whom we shall hold our next Experts Meeting in Barcelona in 2024.

A year in which the draft of our next publication ‘The Search for Home among Forced Migrants and Refugees: People on the Move‘ was successfully presented to Routledge, so that in spring of next year we shall have a new book to launch.

A year in which, at the request of the United Nations, we teamed up with Nottingham Trent University to investigate how homes can be allies in the face of climate emergencies. The report resulting from the dialogue between more than 10 experts will be the cornerstone of the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Families in New York next May.

A year in which we have asked ourselves over again in the directors’ meetings what we do, how we do it and what impact it has. We are sure that we are on the right track with our vision which has sustained HRF for almost 20 years now, but we would like to see a still wider and greater interest in households by other institutions and social agencies.

So in 2024, we will continue working so that more people get to know us because it is clear to us that without stable homes society does not move forward. Together we are stronger as champions of the home!

I hope you can enjoy a few days of rest with your family and in your home this Christmas and that 2024 will allow us opportunities to meet as a part of the many plans we have for the coming year,

Warm regards,

Bryan K. Sanderson