If you would like to do your thesis in cooperation with projekt UDENFOR please get in touch with our deputy manager and professional leader, Gitte Aalbæk on ga@udenfor.dk

Below you can find a selection of dissertations made in cooperation with projekt UDENFOR.

    Young, Homeless and Alone

    A Glance into the Mental Wellbeing of Homeless Youth in High-Income Countries


    In Search for a Better Life: Social navigation of West African men in Europe

    How do West African men navigate through the terrains of European countries in order to fulfil
    their social aspirations? And how does the movement of the terrains influence these social aspirations?


    En hjemløsestrategi for alle

    En kritisk diskursanalyse om udfordringer forbundet med at hjemløse borgere med plejebehov opholder sig på et herberg.

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    At gå nye veje i det sociale arbejde

    Specialet tager udgangspunkt i en pilgrimsvandring i Spanien med to hjemløse og undersøger, blandt andet ved hjælp af fotografier og interviews, hvad 10 dage ud af vante omgivelser betyder for relationsarbejdet i det sociale arbejde.

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    Et speciale om hjemløses opfattelse af den fællesoffentlige digitaliseringsstrategi

    Et etnografisk inspireret speciale, der undersøger hjemløses oplevelse af implementeringen af den fællesoffentlige digitaliseringsstrategi og hvordan denne vil påvirke deres kommunikation med det offentlige.

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    Den daglige overlevelse

    En kritisk psykologisk undersøgelse af unge hjemløses daglige livsførelse og i forlængelse heraf et sundhedsfremmende perspektiv på deres handlemuligheder.

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    Blikkene, Broerne og Borgerne

    Sociologisk speciale, der undersøger hvordan frivillige, offentlige og private aktører arbejder med og samarbejder omkring at hjælpe hjemløse.

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    På kanten af et digitalt samfund

    En undersøgelse af teknologiers betydning for den kommunikative inklusion af unge gade-/herbergssovere i mainstreamsamfundet.

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    There are no rules

    Med brug af Foucaults begreber magt og governmentalitet og Mitchell Deans firedelt teoretiske ramme for analysen af praksisregimer undersøger specialet, hvordan de frivilliges fortællinger om deres arbejde i Den Mobile Café former uskrevne regler for arbejdet.

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    Socialt arbejde med hjemløse migranter

    Specialet sætter fokus på et en konkret praksis, der arbejder med hjemløse migranter i en varmestue under Kirkens Korshær.

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    Velkommen ind i varmen

    Specialet fokuserer på, hvordan natvarmestuerne som institution medvirker til henholdsvis at inkludere og ekskludere potentielle brugere.

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    De nye fremmede - en undersøgelse af socialt udsatte østeuropæere og deres livsvilkår i Danmark

    Et stigende antal fattige østeuropæere indrejser og opholder sig i Danmark. I denne undersøgelse gives et mere nuanceret billede af de udsatte østeuropæere og deres livsvilkår i Danmark anno 2010.

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    Den moderne qivittoq – En tilstand af permanent midlertidighed

    Specialet undersøger, hvordan en bestemt social og kulturspecifik konflikthåndtering kan bruges i forståelsen af grønlænderes søgen mod Danmark.

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    Disposable and Indispensable. Making sense of homelessness in post-Soviet Russia

    Specialet undersøger, hvordan hjemløse og hjemløshed som fænomen i Rusland er blevet defineret af staten, offentligheden og de hjemløse selv.

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    En undersøgelse af hjemløses oplevelse af hjælp og støtte

    Rapporten stiller skarpt på hjemløses oplevelse af forholdet mellem dem selv og hjælperen – det som i litteraturen betegnes ’relationsarbejde’ - ud fra et brugerperspektiv.

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    "Ung og hjemløs - Hvorfor ?? " - En pædagogisk sociologisk analyse af årsagsforklaringer til unge hjemløse på §110 borformer i Danmark

    Speciale baseret på en eksplorativ undersøgelse af unge hjemløse med udgangspunkt i de unges egne fortællinger og oplevelser af det at være ung og hjemløs på §110 boformer i Danmark.

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The national survey of homelessness in Denmark 2017 is disappointing to reading, because homelessness in Denmark is continuously rising. According to the report, published on September 1st 2017 by The Danish Center of Applied Social Science, the number...

a home outside – exhibition at aros

In August around 12 young homeless people are participating in the art project A home OUTSIDE, which is a collaborative project between projekt UDENFOR, the artists Jens Haaning and Mikkel Carl and the museum ARoS in Aarhus. The project consists of...

An increasing number of women are rendered homeless

The national survey on homelessness in Denmark 2017 from VIVE (The Danish Centre for Applied Social Science) shows a continued growth of homelessness among women. After some years of a stable count of round 22% the proportion of women has, in the...

20 Social Workers Out on the Streets to Count Rough Sleepers

Most Copenhageners had already gone to bed, unfazed by the sound of the steady rain falling outside, when 20 social workers trailed through the streets of Copenhagen at around 01 a.m. on September 7. Each social worker was armed with a map of a specific area, out to locate people sleeping on the street and help create an overview of the number of rough sleepers in Copenhagen at present.

The new Danish national survey of homelessness and homeless people sleeping rough

Some homeless people, thankfully only a small number, sleep on the street, exposed to the elements. It is this group, so-called rough sleepers, and specifically those who struggle with mental illness, whom projekt UDENFOR has worked to help for over twenty years. Considering the charity has been operating for all these years, it is a pill all the more difficult to swallow that not only are there still people sleeping rough, but that the number is growing.

Homeless People in Aarhus Deserve Longlasting Solutions

Aarhus is to be a city where there is room for everybody – high and low, rich and poor. Otherwise we stake the community that helps us all obtain the sense of security, solidarity and unity immensely important for our common good.

Homeless migrants need help – not harassment and victimization

During the spring of 2017, Project UDENFOR has noticed that an increasingly spiteful tone is being used towards migrants living in the streets of Copenhagen. Project UDENFOR does not deem it worthy of a welfare society to victimize and exclude the most vulnerable from city space. Let us meet them with understanding, inclusiveness and help.

Homeless migrants need help – not harassment and victimization

During the spring of 2017, Project UDENFOR has noticed that an increasingly spiteful tone is being used towards migrants living in the streets of Copenhagen. Project UDENFOR does not deem it worthy of a welfare society to victimize and exclude the most vulnerable from city space. Let us meet them with understanding, inclusiveness and help.

The Homeless Youth Situation in the United States

Youth homelessness is not an isolated issue but rather a systematic societal problem - sources estimate that between 500,000 and 2.8 million youth are homeless within the United States each year.

Women who are exposed to violence risk becoming homeless

Homelessness is often the result of an interplay between several factors, of which violence is just one of many risk factors. Violence multiplies a woman's risk of falling into homelessness because violence typically starts a chain reaction in many other areas of life, which may lead to exclusion and homelessness.

Report on Homeless Migrants in Copenhagen

Homeless migrants have few rights, just as this is a group of homeless people about which very little documented knowledge exists. This report describes the experiences Fonden projekt UDENFOR has had in relation to homeless migrants, som that – hopefully – it can contribute to qualifying the future social work.

Buy the Poster from the Seminar on Homeless Women

Many people have asked us whether it is possible to buy the poster from the seminar on 12th May: ’Women on the Bottom of Denmark - When Vulnerability has a Gender’. Now you can purchase the poster in A3 size (30x42 cm) at DKK 50. Send a mail and...

A Sick Difference – About the Unhealthy Homelessness

In DR1’s documentary series on inequality within health, the focus is on the difference in the health of the rich and the poor,  as we have already reported,  we know a lot about the special conditions of the socially vulnerable people, who are also...

A Sick Difference – What to Do about the Inequality?

Presently, DR runs a series of documentaries about social inequality within health, showing the ever larger difference between rich and poor in Denmark. The poor people gets more ill and see their GP more than the rich people. The gulf between those who...

Homeless Reforms are Necessary

The government is planning political talks in the autumn of 2016 concerning a reform of the Service Act. As part of the regulation of significance to the homeless initiatives, we can only welcome reforms. Through the past seven years, where the extent...

Thoughts of a Street-based Worker

“In Denmark you choose being homeless” That is the view of many Danish people and is also what I often hear in my work on the streets. Self-imposed homelessness, neglect, substance abuse and mental issues are most people's answer to questions of...

Seminar: Women at Rock-Bottom of Denmark – Homelessness with a Gender

On 12th May is the date of projekt UDENFOR's seminar on homeless women. Meet a street-based worker, a head of institution and an artist, all contributing to the seminar. Ida Devald Ida Devald is a social worker and member of the street-based...

Report from a Night duty

The night between Thursday and Friday, two of our street-based workers were on night duty. We do that on a continuous basis to help the people on the streets and to get a perspective on who are sleeping rough. The purpose is always to see whether the...

Are the Danish People Changing their View on Homelessness?

Late 2015, Rådet for Socialt Udsatte (Council of Socially Vulnerable People) published a survey of the Danish people's view of socially vulnerable people. The survey was carried out by the consultancy company Epinion on the basis of asking 1,013...

Joining the Police on the Streets

For the past eighteen months, street-based workers from projekt UDENFOR have been accompanied by students from the police academy on the streets. As part of their training, the future police officers spend a day together with a street-based worker to...

What the Danish People Think of Homelessness

  Late in 2015, Rådet for Socialt Udsatte (Council of Socially Vulnerable People) published a survey of the Danish people's attitude towards socially vulnerable citizens. The survey was carried out by the consultancy company Epinion, who...


Is there a difference between what men and women know and think of vulnerable and homeless people?


Warning - Social Security Cap and Homelessness The new social security cap has been carried by a majority of the Danish parliament and thus it has deliberately been decided that more people will become poor. Most homeless people will not be...

Project Day on Homelessness at the Birkelund School

Today, the pupils in 7th Grade at the Birkelund School at Holstebro can look forward to an exciting and instructive project day on homelessness. The programme of the day has been prepared by the teachers of the school in order to challenge the pupils...

SEMINAR – projekt UDENFOR focuses on the conditions of homeless women

Thursday, 12th May 2016 from 9.00 to 12.00 On the occasion of the International Womens' Conference Women Deliver this year in Copenhagen, projekt UDENFOR sends out invitations to a seminar with introductions and debate about the conditions of...