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Nelson Mandela

06 December 2013

It was with a great sadness that the European Association of Schools of Social Work learned about the death of Nelson Mandela. His tireless struggles against all forms of racism, discrimination and oppression have inspired millions of people. Among them, thousands of social work educators and pract...

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World AIDS Day 1st of December

30 November 2013

World AIDS Day 1st of DecemberSunday, December 1st 2013 marks the 25TH OBSERVANCE OF WORLD AIDS DAY, a day when people the world over show solidarity in the fight against HIV/AIDS, demonstrate their support for people with living with HIV, and remember those who have died.

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The 9th National SWAN conference

25 November 2013

The 9th National SWAN conferenceDurham University and the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) are pleased to announce that the 9th National SWAN conference will be hosted at Durham University on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April 2014. Booking is now open.

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Disaster in Sardinia

22 November 2013

Members of EASSW are very saddened to hear the news of the loss of life, injuries and huge destruction caused in Sardinia by Cyclone Cleopatra. EASSW stands ready to provide assistance within the scope of its available resources. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all of those affected by this terr...

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Free resources for Social Work Educators November 2013

14 November 2013

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Mfamily Application open until December 31st

14 November 2013

Mfamily Application open until December 31stEuropean Master in Social Work with Families and Children

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS. Students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their master’s th...

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Call for Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lecture Award: Nomination Deadline 30th of October

29 October 2013

Call for Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lecture Award: Nomination Deadline 30th of OctoberIn 1984, to commemorate Eileen Younghusband (UK) who was an IASSW President from 1961 to 1968, the biennial Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lectures was inaugurated. A current social work educator (not necessarily an IASSW member) is invited to speak at the IASSW Congress on a topic of relevance to int...

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By the end of October - FREE ACCESS to all SAGE content (including International Social Work Journal)

24 October 2013

By the end of October - FREE ACCESS to all SAGE content (including International Social Work Journal). SAGE offer free access to their online research tools and resources. Register today and experience tools today—available for FREE through October 31, 2013. You find more information
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Open Access Week

24 October 2013

Open Access WeekOctober 21-27 is Open Access Week. Open Access week is a global event, now in its 6th year, that promotes Open Access as the “new norm in scholarship and research.” As the publishing world becomes more commercialized and profit-oriented, researchers are getting organized to ensure that ...

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Vol 6 of SOCIAL DIALOGUE, IASSW on-line magazine, is officially launched

24 October 2013

Vol 6 of SOCIAL DIALOGUE, IASSW on-line magazine, is officially launchedVol 6 of SOCIAL DIALOGUE, IASSW on-line and free-accessed magazine, is officially launched.
You may read it on-line here.

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New Website: The history of Social Work

18 October 2013

New Website: The history of Social WorkThis initiative on the history of social work was launched in 2010 following the succes of the Dutch-language equivalents for the Netherlands and Flanders. This website is free for users, and always will be. The costs associated with developing the website and writing/editing the contents are carrie...

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Call for Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lecture Award

18 October 2013

In 1984, to commemorate Eileen Younghusband (UK) who was an IASSW President from 1961 to 1968, the biennial Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lectures was inaugurated. A current social work educator (not necessarily an IASSW member) is invited to speak at the IASSW Congress on a topic of relevance to int...

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30 September: dead-line for Katherine Kendall Award nomination

08 September 2013

30 September: dead-line for Katherine Kendall Award nominationInternational Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) calls for nominations for the prestigious KATHERINE A. KENDALL MEMORIAL AWARD for distinguished contribution to the development of social work education internationally. The nominee can come from any region of the world and may or may not b...

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Song from German Social Work Students

03 September 2013

Song from German Social Work StudentsCreative Social Work students in Koblenz who were aware of the discussion of the new defintion of Social Work tackled the topic in their pesonal way. As part of a (English for Social Workers) course they produced a text and composed a song. Enjoy!

Hand in hand

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Popular EASSW film for World Social work Day

01 September 2013

EASSW film for World Social Work Day has so far had 837 hits.




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Submission to the Global Observatory from Coimbra Portugal

01 September 2013

Submission to the Global Observatory from Coimbra PortugalThe InProject group intends to, symbolically, express themselves against social isolation of seniors living in urban contexts.
The phenomenon of aging as a social phenomenon went beyond the private sphere of the family and became a complex and multidimensional challenge that concerns the whol...

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Submission to the Global Observatory: Dutch projects that contribute to creating a society for all

01 September 2013

Submission to the Global Observatory: Dutch projects that contribute to creating a society for allThis is a selection of four projects that contribute to creating a society for all. MOVISIE, the Dutch member of ICSW, is involved in these projects in different roles. The projects, even if they have the same overall focus, are different in their aim and their approach. They focus respectively on n...

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Submission to the Global Observatory from University of Bradford in the UK

01 September 2013

Submission to the Global Observatory from University of Bradford in the UKThis submission links directly with promoting social and economic equality as it concerns a conference that was organised by social work students on tackling poverty. The conference brought together speakers from academic and practice settings to highlight the importance of understanding the impact ...

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E-book from the symposium "Against Social Suffering: Disabilities in the Times of Crisis"

01 September 2013

E-book from the symposium E-book from the symposium in Ljubljana. The symposium received Project funding from EASSW.


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Social Dialogue out now!

28 August 2013

Social Dialogue out now!  www.social-dialogue.com

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Call for expressions of interest in hosting 2015 EASSW Conference

30 June 2013

Dear Colleagues,
The European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) is seeking expressions of interest in hosting the 2015 EASSW conference for social work educators, practitioners and service users. The overall focus on the conference will be social work education. More specific them...

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Final reminder: Draft Definition of Social Work

21 June 2013

EASSW would like to invite all members to actively engage with the process of consultation and exchange of ideas regarding the global definition. You could also send us your thoughts, comments and ideas through the EASSW website.

At this late stage of consultation and after having con...

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Report: EASSW-symposium on Sustainable development and social action – the role of social work education during the ENSACT- conference Social Action in Europe: Towards an Inclusive Policies and Practices in Istanbul 22 April 2013

21 June 2013

Report: EASSW-symposium on Sustainable development and social action – the role of social work education during the ENSACT- conference Social Action in Europe: Towards an Inclusive Policies and Practices in Istanbul  22 April 2013About 100 participants have joined the EASSW symposium on “Sustainable development and social action – the role of social work education” during the ENSACT- conference Social Action in Europe.
In his introduction the chairman of this symposium EASSW vice president Gü...

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Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 09-12 July 2014

19 June 2013

Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 09-12 July 2014The conference theme is ‘Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Responses from Social Work and Social Development’. The focus is on the intersection of the many factors that promote equality for all people within our diverse contexts around the world.
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Supervision Meets Education – New Book!

11 June 2013

Supervision Meets Education – New Book!Due to profound changes in the world of work Student Supervision is increasingly recognised by the helping professions in Europe. It is acknowledged as an important instrument in preparing students for their future professional requirements which will confront them with the complexity of problematic...

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Message from IASSW: call for expressions of interest to provide financial services to IASSW

11 June 2013

Message from IASSW:
Dear Colleagues,
I have been working with our current Financial Services Provider and our Auditor to construct the appropriate Call for Expressions of Interest - it is attached here.

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Pressrelase from the Turkish Association of Social Workers

04 June 2013

To Public and Press

The right to participation to decision making process in metropolitan areas did not take account by Istanbul Greater Municipality regarding the Project implementing in Taksim Square/Istanbul. Anti-democratic strategies become dominant. There was no room to listen ...

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LAUNCH OF EUROPEAN OBSERVATORY FOR SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

04 May 2013

LAUNCH OF EUROPEAN OBSERVATORY FOR SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTThe European Observatory on Social Work and Social Development was launched  the 18 April in Istanbul at the conference of the European Network for Social Action in Istanbul.

Susan Lawrence (President of the European Association of Schools of Social Work), Christian Rollet (Pres...

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Call for papers: The11th annual TiSSA Plenum

23 April 2013

Call for papers: The11th annual TiSSA PlenumThe PhD PreConference in conjunction with the TISSA conference from August 23 to 25 provides a unique opportunity for PhD students who conduct research in the overall field of social services and related social problems to present their results or ‘work in progress’. A board of professor...

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Call for papers Voices for Development: Social Workers' and Peoples' Perspective on Goals for Sustainable Development

15 April 2013

Call for papers Voices for Development: Social Workers' and Peoples' Perspective on Goals for Sustainable DevelopmentThe "Voices for Development" World Conference will be held in South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 25th, 26th and 27th September 2013.
The overall purpose of the conference is to foster solidarity, to ensure that the views and voices of the people who are targeted by...

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Agenda for the General Assembly

06 April 2013

The Agenda for the EASSW General Assembly in Istanbul Wednesday 17 April can be found on www.eassw.org/general-assembly.html

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World Social Work Day in Sarajevo

06 April 2013

World Social Work Day in SarajevoFor the second time, World Social Work Day was celebrated in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read the report here.

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World Social Work Day 19th of March

12 March 2013

 The 19th of March the World Social Work Day will be celebrated all over the world. In this clip you will find greetings from colleagues all around Europe.

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Open Letter to the Greek Ministry of Education regarding the close down of Schools of Social Work

12 March 2013

Open Letter to the Greek Ministry of Education regarding the close down of Schools of Social Work Open Letter to the Greek Ministry of Education
The European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) is a European association of institutions of social work education, organizations supporting social work education and social work educators. Its mission is to promote so...

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Call For Nominations The Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award 2014

12 March 2013

Call For Nominations  The Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award 2014 Nominations are called for the Prestigious Katherine A. Kendall Memorial Award for distinguished contribution to the development of social work education internationally. The nominee can come from any region of the world and may or may not be a member of IASSW. The biography of the nominee must ma...

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DARE 2014: Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work

05 March 2013

DARE 2014: Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social WorkDecision making is of crucial importance to the social work profession. Lives and liberty depend on decisions undertaken in crises and high risk situations. Daily we support clients in more mundane, everyday, risk-taking decision making. Professional judgments and recommendations have to be based ex...

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The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for the following position: Professor of Social Work (International Social Work)

02 March 2013

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for the following position: Professor of Social Work (International Social Work)The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for the following position:
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS STUDIES Professor of Social Work (International Social Work) (post no 30294), Department of Social Sciences, Kuopio Campus The post will be filled with an open-ended ...

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Newsletter Winter 2013 now out!

26 February 2013

Newsletter Winter 2013 now out! See enclosed newsletter Winter 2013 for the EASSW.

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Perspectives on Youth – a new annual series on youth policy, research and practice: Call for papers

24 February 2013

Perspectives on Youth – a new annual series on youth policy, research and practice: Call for papersPerspectives on youth is a new annual series on youth policy, research and practice supported by the EU-CoE Youth Partnership. The editors seek inspiring articles from researchers, practitioners and policymakers that are aimed at moving forward debates on youth and that have a European/ internationa...

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The International Conference "Internationalization of Social Work Education”, held in Moscow State Regional University (MGOU) on February 14, 2013

24 February 2013

The International Conference The formation of a joint European educational area is connected with the idea of partnership in the development of study programmes based on international professional and educational standards. In order to it all European countries make relevant comparative researches, develop study programmes with...

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Job opportunity University of Luxemburg

22 February 2013

Job opportunity University of LuxemburgDie Universität Luxemburg ist eine mehrsprachige, internationale ausgerichtete Forschungsuniversität.
An der Universität Luxemburg, Fakultät für Sprachwissenschaften und Literatur, Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst und Erziehungswissenschaften ist folgende Stelle zu besetz...

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Pictury Project - a cross border social work professional exchange on the definition of Social Work

22 February 2013

Pictury Project - a cross border social work professional exchange on the definition of Social WorkFor students of social work international aspects are essential for their professional profile. We are convinced that cross-border social work and professional exchange is a task for now and for the future.

We would like to invite you to start an exchange of ideas and opinions ab...

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World Social Work Day 2013 in the UK

09 February 2013

 In the enclosed document some of the World Social Work Day 2013 in the UK are presented. 

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International University Weeks 2013 ( IUW Jena 2013) April 15th to 19th 2013: Diversity and Methods in European Social Work

22 January 2013

The IUW 2013 will focus on different aspect of social work in modern societies and include workshops, (field-related) excursions as well as social activities. The Ernst-Abbe-University of Applied Sciences in Jena (Germany) friendly invites students as well as lecturers from all (non German) European...

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European Journal of Social Work Call for Papers: Travelling Knowledge in Social Work

22 January 2013

Call for PapersTravelling Knowledge in Social WorkTransnational knowledge transfer has become increasingly important in social work. Social work is a profession with an internationally agreed statement outlining its purposes and aims. However, social work is also local in character; it has developed...

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Announcing the Formation of the Global Agenda Observatory and Call for Papers for Special Edition on the Global Agenda

22 January 2013

Vision
The three organisations (International Association of Schools of Social Work, International Council on Social Welfare, International Federation of Social Workers) affirm the vision of the Global Agenda which makes explicit the contribution of social work and social de...

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Report from seminar at Kabardino-Balkarian State University

09 January 2013

 Report from seminar at Kabardino-Balkarian State University In July 2012 the round table ”Problems and perspectives of integration of Russian and European Social Work programmes of higher education in the framework of Bologna process“ took place in Kabardino-Balkarian State University (KBSU), Nalchik, Russia (North Caucasus) The seminar was...

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Critical and Radical Social Work: An international journal

09 January 2013

Critical and Radical Social Work: An international journal is an exciting new journal that will promote debate and scholarship around a range of engaged social work themes.

The journal publishes papers which seek to analyse and respond to issues, such as the impact of global neo-liber...

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World Social Work Day 2013

09 January 2013

The date of World Social Work Day 2013 will be 19 March and the theme will be 'Promoting social and economic equalities' - a theme from the Global Agenda.

The actions planned jointly with IASSW, IFSW and ICSW will be to represent all three organisations at global events on 19 March. T...

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13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

06 January 2013

The conference theme is "Protecting Children in a Changing World” and the sub-themes are:
  • Prevention of child abuse and neglect through early and sustained involvement
  • Interventions and programmes for children and families experiencing adversity
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