Young adults from centers for children and families and the realization of the right to housing
Implementation: September 2020 – still in progress
The Center considers children and youth from centers for children and families (CDR) to be one of the risk groups in the area of realization of the right to housing, mainly due to multiple disadvantages related to the absence of family ties and support, or factors of social exclusion and the risk of poverty. The possibility of realizing the right to housing as part of the right to an adequate standard of living, which is enshrined in several international documents ratified also by the Slovak Republic (e.g. the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union), is often extremely difficult or even impossible for this target group. The aim of this research activity is therefore not only to map the existing situation in the field of access of young adults from the CDR to safe and stable housing, or the determining factors that have a fundamental influence on their possibilities in this direction. At the same time, the ambition is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the “safety net”, which works for the target group of young adults from CDR in the context of the legal system of the Slovak Republic, and thereby contribute to the discussion on increasing the effectiveness of existing support and advisory mechanisms.