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FRDB Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

racCONTAMI 2013

Second Census of Homeless People in Milan

17 April 2013


Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, Università Bocconi and the Municipality of Milan are organizing “racCONTAMI”, the second census of homeless people in Milan. 
The census will be held in March 2013, and it will provide an update of the results of the first homeless census conducted in Milan in 2008.
The project aims at collecting information about the characteristics, the living status and the needs of homeless people. It will also show the dynamics leading to this extreme form of poverty and social exclusion. This information is essential to analyze the effectiveness of the policies implemented in Milan in the last years, to adapt the supply of services for homeless people and to define innovative interventions which could produce log-term effects and reduce homelessness rate.
The census will cover sheltered and unsheltered homeless, and it is scheduled on the following days:
- Monday, 11th of March 2013, from 10.00 pm to 2.00 am;
- Tuesday, 12th of March 2013, from 7.00 pm to midnight;
- Wednesday, 13th of March 2013, from 7.00 pm to midnight.
Sheltered and unsheltered homeless people will be counted during the first night. Rough sleepers will be interviewed during the second night, and sheltered people during the third night.
We invite those who are interested in volunteering for the 2013 homeless census to fill the online form by the 4th of March. 
We ask all volunteers to attend the training offered prior to the count. Those willing to take part to the project will be contacted after the closure of the registration for more information regarding the training and count. 
For more information please contact us at:
Thank you in advance for your help!


You can download the training materials at the following links (material available only in Italian)


First results of   the second census of homeless people in Milan will be presented  Wednesday, 17th April at 6.00 p.m. at Università Bocconi, aula Notari.
The census, held in March 2013, involved more than 500 volunteers and it provided an update of the results of the first homeless census conducted in Milan in 2008.
Università Bocconi's Dean Andrea Sironi (Università Bocconi), Professor Tito Boeri (Università Bocconi and fRDB), Michela Braga  (Università Bocconi and fRDB), coordinator of the project, don Virginio  Colmegna (Casa della Carità) and Pierfrancesco Majorino (Milan Council Member for Social Policies) will take part to the meeting.
Here you can download the presentation concerning the preliminary data analysis (only in Italian).
Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, Università Bocconi and Municipality of Milan organized "racCONTAMI",



Download the complete press review of the conference.



Tito Boeri speaks during TG LA7 news (24/04/2013)