8 Sept  Pre-Conference: ENQUETE “Social Europe”
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ifsw Europe Conference 2019
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10 Sept  12 Dislocated Workshops
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10 Sept  Students Day(10 Sept)
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3 Symposia, 12 Workshops and 93 Paper Presentations:
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The conference theme is Social Protection & Human Dignity.

The focus of all symposia, workshops and presentation should be related to Social Protection  & Human Dignity. The following key aspects should guide all contributions and be covered intensively:

  • European Social Politics – Social Pillar of the EU
    Which relevance has the development of a social European Union
  • Basic Living Conditions – Social Welfare State
    Basic Needs, alternatives to social aid, basic income and discussion about innovative models and projects
  • Migration, Refugees
    Interrelationship of migration and welfare state, neoliberal economics, war, poverty and refugees
  • Community Services
    Role of Social work for the future of marginalized people in times of fast reduction of social welfare, the role of civil society and NGOs in counseling and support, fighting against populism, discrimination,racism and radicalization.
  • People with disabilities, marginalized groups and minorities
    The role of social work in maintaining and protecting quality, sustainability and ethical principles
  • Fundamental Rights  – Human Rights
    The standing of values and ethics in times when the state withdraws from its responsibility to care for wellbeing of the people,  access to rights, defending human rights, practical advice for social workers.

The Programme Committee is responsible for the overall coordination of the scientific content of the IFSW European Conference.

Programme Committee:

Chair: Herbert PAULISCHIN
Madalina MANEA

IFSW Europe Program Committee was supported by a team of evaluators:

Ruth ALLEN United Kingdom (British Association of Social Workers);
Brian AUSLANDER Israel (Israel Association of Social Workers);
Josefine JOHANSSONSweden (Association of Social Workers in Sweden – Akademikerförbundet SSR)
Aytakin HUSEYNLI – Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan Social Work Public Union);
Tanja KATKIC – Croatia (Croatian Association of Social Workers);
Maria MORITZ Austria (Austrian Association of Social Workers || Österreichischer Berufsverband der SozialarbeiterInnen (OBDS);
Gertraud PANTUCEK – Austria (Association of Social Workers || Österreichischer Berufsverband der SozialarbeiterInnen (OBDS);
Manane PETROSYAN – Armenia (Armenian Association of Social Workers);
Birthe POVLSEN – Denmark (Danish Association of Social Workers);
Gabriele STARK-ANGERMEIER – Germany (Deutscher Berufsverband für Sozialarbeit);
Paola PONTAROLLO – Italy (Associazione Nazionale Assistenti Sociali);
Andreas PEDERSEN KIKVIK – Norway (The Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers – Fellesorganisasjonen (FO);
Maria RUNARSDOTTIR – Iceland (Icelandic Association of Social Workers);
Adela SETET  – Romania (Association of Social Workers in Romania – ASproAS);
Olga VERIKAKI – Greece (Hellenic Association of Social Workers);

Conference Structure

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* Pre-Conference “Enquete Social Europe”
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All other Symposia and Paper Presentations maybe freely selected at the Conference Venue as long as seats are available.