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April 2018

Social Work Distance Education Conference

April 11, 2018 - April 13, 2018
St. Anthony Hotel, 300 East Travis Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Advancing Social and Economic Justice Through Innovation: In this high-speed, tech-driven world, it is more important than ever to share with and learn from one another. Together, we strive to create a meaningful and effective learning environment for our growing student communities.

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April 18, 2018 - April 20, 2018
The University of Edinburgh, South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL United Kingdom
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We invite you to join us for this exciting event to be held at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in what is our centenary year. Social Work at Edinburgh University began in 1918, and we are using 2018 as an opportunity to look backwards and forwards, nationally and internationally, at what social work is now and might be in the future.  

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July 2018

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IFSW General Meeting 2018

July 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm IST
Thomas Prior Hall, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Dublin 4, Ireland
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General Meeting 2018

IFSW is pleased to announce the 2018 General Meeting to be held in Dublin, Ireland on the 1st–2nd July, 2018: 9am to 5:30pm. The meeting is open to all IFSW Full Members (ie., formal representatives of national associations of social work that hold membership with IFSW). Venue Thomas Prior Hall, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland Meeting Agenda Please find the draft agenda here. More details of the business for the meeting can be found on the…

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SWSD 2018 Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference

July 4, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road
Dublin, D04 AK83 Ireland
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The theme of the 2018 conference is Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies and over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend. The conference scientific programme aims to build on the successes of the previous world conferences with sub-themes built around the sustainable development of our environment and our communities.

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August 2018

Social Work and Sexualities Conference

August 8, 2018 - August 10, 2018
Université de Montréal, 2900 Edouard Montpetit Blvd
Montreal, QC H3T 1J4 Canada
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The main conference theme highlights the ways in which a plurality of sexualities, genders and various intersectionalities converge to shape contemporary society. This conference thus aims to explore how these complexities inform social work practice, research and education for not only academics but also practitioners and service users.

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October 2018

Armenian Association of Social Work – Conference “Role of social protection in the sustainable development agenda: Leaving no one behind in Armenia”. 

October 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Armenian Association of Social Work - Conference "Role of social protection in the sustainable development agenda: Leaving no one behind in Armenia".  The conference will be held Wednesday, October 31st through Friday, November 2nd. We know the notice is short, but your participation, presence, and perspective would make our conference all the richer. The conference will acknowledge the key role of the social protection sector in sustainable development, and is organized by AASW in collaboration with UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Ministry of Labor and Social…

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November 2018

International Conference on Child Development Accounts: New Approaches to Child Well-Being

November 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+2
Baku Baku, Azerbaijan + Google Map

The Azerbaijan Social Work Public Union organizes the Conference on Child Development Accounts - A new Development Approach. The conference is organized together with the Washington University in St. Louis’ Center for Social Development and Next Age Institute, with the support of the NGO Council under the President’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The conference is on Child Development Accounts. Child Development Accounts (CDAs) are savings or investment accounts that begin as early as birth as they first suggested by CSD Director…

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March 2019

2nd International Conference on “Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships and Community Accountability”

March 19 - March 20
Family World Grand Convention Hall  Mirpur Road, Asad Avenue,  Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Family World Grand Convention Hall  Mirpur Road, Asad Avenue,  Mohammadpur,
Mirpur Road, Asad Avenue,  Mohammadpur,, Dhaka- 1207 Bangladesh
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     Sub theme Academic Frustration among students, Importance of Human Relations for a sound community, Involvement in Drugs, Counseling and Rehabilitation Role of Social Workers and Department of Narcotics of Bangladesh Government. Digital Education, ICT and Sustainable Development of Bangladesh. Sustainable Development Goals, Community Development, and Social Leadership. Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management and Social Workers Intervention. Social Development, Modernization, and Development Organizations. Humanitarian Activities, Social Justice and Human rights. Gender issues, Women empowerment and Transformation of Community Industrialization,…

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WSWD 2019: Round table on social workers standing up for human rights

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+2
Centre de Conference Internationales Geneve, Rue de Varembé 17
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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This year the World Social Work Day, 19 March, promotes the importance of human relationships. It is a key day in which social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action. In celebration of this day, the International Federation of Social Workers, Avenir Social and the Office of the United Nations…

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April 2019

Copenhagen workshop – Social workers for transformational and sustainable social protection in Europe

April 11

IFSW-Europe Project 2018-2019 - Social workers for transformational and sustainable social protection in Europe Project Phase Two This project is now in the second phase and member organisations are being asked to support two planned events this year.  These are: A full day workshop to take place in Copenhagen on Saturday, 11th May 2019 A final project event to be held alongside the IFSW Meeting/Conference in Vienna in September 2019.   The aims of the workshop are to discuss and agree…

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5th Conference on Advancement of Social Work in Post-Soviet Countries

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3
Kemerovo Russian Federation + Google Map

Dear Colleagues, We would like to invite you to the 5th Conference on Advancement of Social Work in Post-Soviet Countries: “Social work as a tool to promote the image of social work”,which will be held in Kemerovo, Russian Federation on the 22th-24th of April, 2019, alongside with First congress of social workers of Siberia: "Social workers of Siberia – the key to social welfare of the population". The Conference is organized by the Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues, in collaboration with the National…

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June 2019

Change and Innovation for a Better World: The Future of Social Work Profession

June 27 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

To showcase your innovative practice… To share your practice wisdom in social work practice… To interact with participants in interactive workshop and symposium… To connect & network with international counterparts in the social work field… Submit your proposal by January 31, 2019 Call for Abstracts

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September 2019

IFSW Europe e.V. Delegates Meeting 2019

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - September 8 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0

IFSW Europe is pleased to announce the 2019 Delegates Meeting to be held in Vienna, Austria on the 6th of September (14.00–18.00) - 8th of September (09.00-12.00). This event is open only to representatives and observers of IFSW Europe members. Registration of IFSW European members is available HERE!

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IFSW Europe Conference: Social Protection and Human Dignity

September 8 - September 11
Vienna, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1,
Vienna, 1010 Austria
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Welcome!  The Austrian Association of Social Work (obds) hosts 2019 European Conference. We will provide a broad variety of keynotes, panels and paper sessions. Meet colleagues from all over the world in workshops at the locations where social work is provided! Our Motto: Social work strengthening relationships at the heart of thriving, healthy and peaceful communities: respecting human rights, safeguarding wellbeing, increasing participation, protecting the environment https://www.ifsw2019.com/de/

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THE 2019 ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SOCIAL WORK CONFERENCE: Social Work Partnerships Towards an Equal Society

September 18 - September 20
NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Main Road, Lakkasandra, Hombegowda Nagar
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 India
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The 25th Asia-Pacific Joint Regional Social Work Conference (2019) will be held at Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India, between 18th and 20th of September 2019. A pre-conference seminar will also be held on 17th September. This is a biennial Joint Regional Conference of International Federation of Social Workers – Asia Pacific (IFAP ) and Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) and hosted by INPSWA – India Network of Professional Social Workers’ Associations in collaboration with the Dept. of…

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October 2019


October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


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IFSW 2019 Africa Region Conference

October 28 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Under the theme Social Work In Strengthening Human Relations For Social Economic and Political Transformation (Holistic empowerment) The IFSW 2019 Africa Region Conference aims to enhance existing linkages, build new partnerships and collaborations and serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and skills development for the scale up of best social work practices in Africa. The National Steering Committee wish you a warm welcome to Kampala, Uganda for the 3rd International Federation of Social Workers Africa Region Conference 2019. This regional gathering…

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November 2019

“Social Deprivation, Child Protection and Human Rights”

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

The Department of Social Administration and Political Science of Democritus University of Thrace, the Hellenic Association of Social Workers (SKLE), the Social Work Center of the University of Essex and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), as honorary co-organizer, under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs and the Municipality of Komotini in Thrace, are hosting an upcoming International Scientific Conference, with central theme: “Social Deprivation, Child Protection and Human Rights”. The conference will take place…

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Accueillir, Rencontrer, Accompagner. De l’accès aux droits fondamentaux à la promotion de la personne

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Dans un contexte de changement économique et technologique au rythme effréné, aggravant les inégalités et la précarisation sous toutes ses formes, les politiques sociales ne semblent plus jouer leur rôle de réduction des effets de la pauvreté. Les institutions sociales ainsi que les collectivités territoriales sont, quant à elles, confrontées à une réduction des budgets sociaux. Les Assistants de Service Social ont alors à se mobiliser pour l'accès des personnes aux droits fondamentaux tel que définis dans la Déclaration Universelle…

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Social Workers Forum – Connecting. Community. Solidarity

November 24 @ 8:00 am - November 25 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
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