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4th international scientific interdisciplinary conference 'SOCIETY, HEALTH and WELFARE'

22 November 2012 - 23 November 2012
Location:
Riga
Website:
http://www.rsu.lv

The 22 and 23 of November 2012 in Riga Stradina University (RSU) there will be held 4th international scientific interdisciplinary conference "SOCIETY, HEALTH and WELFARE" whose topic shall be "Solidarity of Generations: problems and solutions, reality and perspectives". Conference invites and expects participation scientists and practitioners from different areas, specialists of social welfare and social workers, specialists of health care and rehabilitation, sociologists, public relation specialists, economists and representatives of legal sciences.
The abstracts for the articles should be submitted by 15 June. An application forms and additional information about the event can be found at the webpage

Conference: Building Bridges through Education

19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012
Location:
Linz, Austria
Website:
http://www.fh-ooe.at

Doubtless there is an increasing demand for interculturally competent people in education, social service institutions and businesses all over the world. Therefore, it is important to gain a better understanding of how people and organisations become interculturally competent. To reach this aim, the conference is organized around four major issues:

How to foster intercultural competencies?
What can schools and universities contribute?
Which challenges do social service institutions face?
What is the perspective of economy?

We warmly welcome you in Linz to discuss these important questions from various perspectives with leading experts.

The International Conference on Clinical Practice in Alzheimer Disease

08 November 2012 - 11 November 2012
The International Conference on Clinical Practice in Alzheimer Disease
Location:
Budapest Hungary
Website:
http://www.cpadconference.com

the International Conference on Clinical Practice in Alzheimer Disease, which is due to take place from November 8-11, 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Conference will address the "urgent need to increase dementia research, develop policies and [establish] plans for long-term care". Dementia, which currently affects over 36 million people worldwide, is set to triple by 2050, yet already accounts for 1% of the world's gross domestic product.

Hosted in the heart of Europe in the ancient city of Budapest, CPAD will unite experts in mental healthcare from around the globe to consider the challenges of preventing, diagnosing, managing and treating this crippling disease. It will furthermore explore the very latest in groundbreaking Alzheimer research and technology.

For further information about the conference, we invite you to visit the website: www.cpadconference.com.

XXII Seminar of Polish Association of Schools of Social Work (PASSW) 'Women In Social Work'

18 October 2012 - 19 October 2012
Location:
Poznan, Poland
Website:
http://www.socjologia.amu.edu.pl

The aim of the Seminar focuses on the input of women in constructing fundamentals in social work education, research and practice as well as (re)constructing these fields of interest and activity of women, which influence on professionalization of social work.

Good Work: the Ethics of Craftsmanship

17 October 2012
Good Work: the Ethics of Craftsmanship
Location:
Utrecht
Website:
http://www.goodwork.info

Against the backdrop of the great social and political challenges of our times, this conferences focuses on Richard Sennett’s views on the ethical significance of craftsmanship. The development of craftsmanship is not only a deep source of personal meaning and of fruitful cooperation. According to Sennett, ‘learning to work well’ is also the foundation of citizenship: it is learning to be curious and patient, to focus on relationships and learn the skills of anticipation and revision in a continual dialogue with material that resists ‘quick fixes’ and turns the craftsman ‘outward’. In the contemporary search for practically relevant perspectives that point beyond the moral poverty of a market driven society, ‘the ethics of craftsmanship’ thus offers an intriguing perspective, worth of in depth exploration.

This conference aims to clarify and critically expand the ethics of craftsmanship. To this end it focuses on conceptual, ethical and empirical questions concerning ‘good work’ in four domains:
· Care and Social work?
· Education and Counseling?
· Organizing and Managing?
· Art and Culture

Papers on conceptual, ethical and practical questions concerning one of these domains are welcomed before July 1

9th FORSA Nordic Conference 'Partnership in social work - active collaboration with different actors'

04 October 2012 - 06 October 2012
Location:
Trondheim, Norway
Website:
http://www.nordicforsa2012.no

MISCOE Annual conference on international migration

28 August 2012 - 29 August 2012
Location:
Amsterdam
Website:
http://www.imiscoeconferences.org

Mobility seems to have become the new paradigm for social sciences. Not only for scholars working on immigration, but social sciences in general indicate a tendency to explain social phenomena by referring to different forms of mobility. The aim of conference is to foster a dialogue across academic disciplines on the implications for social scientific investigations – in terms of research design and data analysis – when the overall framework is shifting from the sedentary to the mobile. A few decades ago sedentary was the norm for social scientists; individuals and groups living in stable and static contexts, mobility, in the form of immigration flows was the exception; the phenomenon to explain. Nowadays it seems the other way around. Social scientists perceive the world as constantly moving, dynamic, and changing in a global era. Now sedentary is the exception that needs to be explained. One of the questions for this conference is: is this a useful perspective for social sciences? Is it indeed the case that sedentary static groups in society are an exception or not? Is this indeed a recent phenomenon or can we find similar examples in history? And if our modern society is best characterized by hyper-mobility what are the effects of that and how should we study it? An important topic for the conference will therefore be which types of theories and concepts are analytically effective in studying Mobility?

'Breaking the Mould' Humanitarian Aid and Empowering Local Communities

01 August 2012 - 03 August 2012
Location:
Durham, United Kingdom
Organized by:
Durhaman University

Societies are facing increasing levels of risk and uncertainty in disaster situations. This makes delivering humanitarian aid in disaster situations a complicated and controversial subject. Whilst there are numerous examples of good practice that re-lief workers can point to, there are also countless instances of exploitative and/or inappropriate interventions that those receiving aid have to contend with. This con-ference asks whether it is time for a paradigm shift in the manner in which aid is delivered and who can be legitimately involved in such work. What are the agendas that donors should respond to if they are trying to empower local recipients? What can be learnt from research and practice in this regard?
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Capacity Building Program with Field Exposure in 'Community Driven Development' (CDD)

16 July 2012 - 28 July 2012
Location:
India
Website:
http://www.balavikasa.org

Bala Vikasa PDTC is extremely happy to announce two week-long Capacity Building Program with Field Exposure in “Community Driven Development” (CDD). This program is scheduled from 16 – 28th July, 2012 at Bala Vikasa PDTC Premises.

The course consists of both theoretical and practical aspects of various approaches and tools of community development. The participants will also be exposed to Bala Vikasa development approaches proven successful in the field. The details of the course content, objectives etc. are specified in the attached brochure.

The maximum intake number for the training program is only 25. Hence we request to confirm your participation at the earliest by sending your application form attached to this email or download from webpage.

World Social Work Biennial Congress - Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action & Impact

08 July 2012 - 12 July 2012
Location:
Stockholm, Sweden
Website:
http://www.swsd-stockholm-2012.org
Contact name:
Eva Holmberg-Herrström
Organized by:
IASSW
Call for papers deadline:
02 January 2012

Welcome to the Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact. Stockholm will be the meeting point for policymakers, social workers, scholars and students to exchange experience and development in social work practice, social research and education and social policy to develop a sustainable welfare system for the future.

EASSW at Kabardino-Balkarian State University

09 July 2012
Location:
Nalchik Russia

In Russian:
Presentation of EASSW at Kabardino-Balkarian State University
Nalchik, 9 July 2012 Russia

Biennale UNAFORIS - 'Social work without borders: innovation and adaptation'

04 July 2012 - 06 July 2012
Location:
Nancy - France
Website:
http://unaforis.eu
Contact name:
Chantal Potier
Organized by:
UNAFORIS
Call for papers deadline:
16 January 2012

'Social work without borders: innovation and adaptation' call for papers - Proposals to be submitted between 1st December and 16 January

International Conference on Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities - SIEO 2012: Employment for Young People: Challenges and Opportunities

24 May 2012 - 27 May 2012
Location:
Timisoara, Romania
Website:
http://sieo.socio.uvt.ro
Contact name:
Mircea Alexiu, sieo@socio.uvt.ro
Organized by:
The Social Work Department of the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology within the West University of Timisoara
Call for papers deadline:
10 December 2011

The Conference aims to provide an international forum for researchers, academics and practitioners from various countries and regions to share and disseminate their knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of enhancing employment opportunities for young people.

Emphasis will be placed on identifying and promoting at an international level functional methodologies and efficient solutions that can be adapted to different cultural contexts and applied to a variety of situations.

Also, within the Conference sections, special attention will be granted to employment of young vulnerable groups (roma young people, youngsters that have left the placement centers, young people with disabilities etc.)

EASSW Executive Committee Meeting

26 April 2012 - 29 April 2012
Location:
Presov, Slovakia

Executive Committee Meeting

UN Social Work Day

26 March 2012


EASSW have produced a powerpoint for members and friends to use to introduce the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The Powerpoint has a link to a film made by members from many different European countries, explaining what is happening to celebrate World Social Work Week. Please click on this link to view the powerpoint.

2nd European Conference for Social Work Research

22 March 2012 - 24 March 2012
Location:
Basel, Switzerland
Website:
http://web.fhnw.ch
Contact name:
Prisca Herzog - prisca.herzog@fhnw.ch
Organized by:
ECSWR

Social work research in local, national and international contexts: the challenges of comparison and generalisation,
Call for Papers now closed.  

World Social Work Day

20 March 2012


EASSW have produced a powerpoint for members and friends to use to introduce the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The Powerpoint has a link to a film made by members from many different European countries, explaining what is happening to celebrate World Social Work Week. Please click on this link to view the powerpoint.

IASSW Board Meeting

28 January 2012 - 30 January 2012
Location:
Jakarta, Indonesia

Board Meeting