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23 November 2016 - 25 November 2016
Riga, Latvia

Society. Health. Welfare has become a recognised International Conference which brings together researchers and specialists of various fields: sociology, public relations and communication, health and rehabilitation, pedagogy and psychology, social welfare and social work, economics, law and political science.
The complexity and dynamics in the world of today poses a challenge to the society: learn to live in diversity. In this lesson, wisdom and knowledge transfer, inclusiveness and openness, innovative practice and creativity, management and added-value services, partnership and participation are highlighted as the guiding priorities and ideas of utmost importance.
The organisers of the 6th conference invite researchers to share and spread their knowledge and experience to build new trajectories in creating one world for all!

3rd CDCDI International Conference Changing migration policies: national perspectives and supra-national strategies

10 November 2016 - 11 November 2016
Bukarest Romania
3rd CDCDI International Conference
Changing migration policies: national perspectives and supra-national strategies
10 - 11 November 2016, Bucharest, Romania
Call for abstracts
In the last decades the conflicts across the globe and especially in the Middle East, along with changing political spheres of influence in high income countries led to different patterns of migration. The needs and interests of nation states have their roles in shaping the responses to migration within the wider frame of the rules and obligations resulted from their affiliation to international bodies and ratification of international conventions. In this fast pace changing world, not only the domestic policies on migration, but also some of the international human rights instruments seem to be inadequate to the new realities. The 3rd CDCDI conference aims to set the ground for debates between academics, professionals and policy makers with different backgrounds on topics related to migration, with focus on the migration policies.

More information here.

Decisions, outcome and change Nordic FORSA/NOUSA conference 2016

07 November 2016 - 09 November 2016

How do and how can social workers make decisions which benefit individuals and
society? And how do laws and financial conditions impede or contribute to making
relevant improvements in clients’ lives?
How do and how can social work organisations improve decision-making in social work?
How can they translate legal and community discourses in an accountable way so they
match the aims of social policies?
How do social workers and social work organisations gain insights into how their efforts
lead to improvement? How can change be measured? And how can experiences with
evidence based methods contribute to decision-making practices in social work?
The conference aims to attract presentations which discuss the matters in relation to
research, practice as well as education. Good examples on how social work education
contributes to developing social workers competences will be appreciated.

The 11th Annual Research Conference on Homelessness.

23 September 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

EANTSA’s European Observatory on Homelessness and the SFI (Danish National Center for Social Research) are pleased to announce the 11th Annual Research Conference on Homelessness in Copenhagen entitled Homelessness and Social Work in Europe.

Social work has always played an important role in homeless services in many European countries. The purpose of this conference is to explore the good practice and learn about new developments. The conference invites delegates to present papers on all aspects of the interaction of social work and homeless services across Europe.

Similarly to previous years, the conference will also include open sessions on the broad theme of ‘homelessness and housing exclusion’ from across Europe and elsewhere. Young researchers are also invited to present their research activities.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Deborah Padgett (NYU School of Medicine, USA) has a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and post-doctoral training in public health and psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University and Duke University, respectively. She is known for her advocacy and practice of qualitative and mixed methods in research. Dr. Padgett has published extensively on mental health needs and service use of homeless mentally ill adults, older women, ethnic groups, and children/adolescents. Since 2006, she has taught courses on socio-behavioral health and qualitative/field methods in NYU’s Master’s of Public Health program, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award (2010) and was interim director (2011-2012).

Lars Benjaminsen (SFI, Denmark) is a sociologist and researcher at SFI - The Danish National Center for Social Research. He has conducted five national surveys of homelessness in Denmark and has taken part in the evaluation of the National Homelessness Strategy in Denmark and a range of other studies of socially marginalized groups in Denmark and in Europe. He is member of the European Observatory on Homelessness and editor of the European Journal of Homelessness.

Submission Details
Please submit an abstract in English (max. 300 words) by March 28, 2016. Successful conference submissions will be notified by mid April 2016. Final PowerPoint presentations will be due by end of July 2016. Submissions and further enquiries should be directed to The Conference will be held at DGI-byen. Presenters and PhD Students pay a reduced fee.

Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work

05 June 2016 - 06 June 2016
Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick, Northern Ireland

This fourth DARE symposium builds on the third symposium in July 2014 which brought together 125 delegates from eleven countries including senior practitioners, managers, policy makers, researchers and those in education and training. Flyer here.

The II International Meeting of Social Work, La Rioja SPAIN

20 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
La Rioja, Spain

ESWRA The 6th European Conference for Social Work Research

30 March 2016 - 01 April 2016
Lisbon, Portugal

Social Work in the Context of Armed & Political Conflict Symposium,16 March 2016

16 March 2016
Social Work in the Context of Armed & Political Conflict Symposium,16 March 2016
Durham, UK

The ongoing refugee crisis, acts as a reminder of the critical, complex and at times contentious nature of social work in the context of armed and political conflict. The history of social work is full of inspiring examples of unconditional commitment to peace, social justice and solidarity with the victims of armed conflict. Nevertheless, we should not supress and ignore the grim historical examples when social workers and social services, directly or indirectly, supported authoritarian regimes. Lessons from history and examples from current practice will be explored in this international symposium. The event will be organised around three round-table sessions, allowing space for debate and dialogue among participants.
Academics and researchers from several countries, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland will be exploring the following topics:
-Refugee crisis and social work
-Social services and social policies in the context of armed conflict
- Social Services and transitional justice
-A critique of "liberal peace”
-“State of emergency” and human rights
-Social services with veterans and victims of conflict
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT) -
College of St. Hild & St. Bede Durham University. - Joachim Room. St. Hilds La, Durham DH1 1SZ. Durham, Durham Dh1 1SZ GB -
Admission is free but there are limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.
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