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April 2019

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

April 11, 2019

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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Hong Kong Hong Kong + Google Map

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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0
Vienna Austria + Google Map

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, 2019 - September 11, 2019
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, 2019 - September 20, 2019
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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Moravsek Toplice Slovenia + Google Map


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IFSW 2019 Africa Region Conference

October 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Kampala Uganda + Google Map

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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Komotini Greece + Google Map

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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
6, rue Albert Lapparent 75007 Paris, France + Google Map

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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Gdansk Poland + Google Map
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March 2020

POSTPONED: IFSW celebrates #WSWD2020 at the UN Geneva

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm UTC+0

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. FURTHER INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW. IFSW celebrates #SWSD2020 at the UN Geneva with the Workshop "Community engagements for social and environmental justice" at the UN  Geneva, in the International Conference Centre. Wednesday, 18 March 2020 This event is organized together with the International Association Schools of Social Work, Haute école de travail social, HES-SO Genève, Haute école de travail social de Fribourg (HETS-FR) , and with the United Nations of Research Institute for Social…

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WSWD 2020 Dhaka, Bangladesh

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Dhaka, KIB 3D Conference Hall, Lebel #4, Krishi Khamar Bari, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh

WSWD 2020 3rd International Conference on “Enhancing Human Relationship, Social Capital and Community Sustainability” Venue: KIB 3D Conference Hall, Lebel #4, Krishi Khamar Bari, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215 IMPORTANT DATES ▪ Abstract Submission: January 31, 2020 ▪ Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: February 05, 2020 ▪ Full Paper Submission: February 25, 2020 (If Possible) ▪ Registration Begins: December 05, 2019 ▪ Last date for Registration: February 15, 2020 Registration Call for Papers

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CANCELLED: 2020 Social Work Day at the UN, New York

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5
United Nations Headquarters, 760 United Nations Plaza Manhattan
New York City, 10017 United States

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of School of Social Work are pleased to announce that the 37th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd 2020, 10 am - Noon in the ECOSOC Chamber. Please arrive to the UN before 8:45 a.m. as registration will close at 9:30 a.m. Social Work Day at the UN is a gathering place for people around…

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Human Rights Issues in North America

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

The United States The United States has historically had a mixed record on human rights, but has consistently been among the highest ranked nations overall on global indices of democracy, corruption, human and civil rights. With respect to measures of democracy, the U.S. has recently fallen from a Full Democracy to a Flawed Democracy and is ranked 25th overall, well behind its neighbor Canada, which is 7th. Functioning of Government is now 7.14 on a 10-point scale with concerns raised…

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April 2020

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International Social Work: Possibilities and Opportunities / CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

April 23
Signing Tree, Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road
Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8SZ United Kingdom

  A space to learn, to share, to reflect and to open up space for future collaboration https://www.basw.co.uk/events/international-social-work-possibilities-and-opportunities  

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June 2020

The First Arctic Forum of Social workers “The Arctic is the territory of love and care”

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Yakutia Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Russian Federation + Google Map

On 25-27 June 2020 Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues together with the Government of Yakutia will hold the First Arctic Forum of Social workers “The Arctic is the territory of love and care”. Call for Papers The main topics for discussions The best practices and projects of social services to people living in Arctic areas. Extreme situations connected with climate change: fires, floods etc. The role of social workers and social pedagogues in helping to prevent these…

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July 2020

General Meeting 2020 (held as online forum) 11 – 13 July

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0

The IFSW 2020 General Meeting will be held as an online forum. Please find the latest information on our dedicated page by clicking the link below: IFSW General Meeting 2020

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IFSW 2020 Online Conference: Co-Building Social Transformation

July 15 - July 19

This conference will finalise a global consultation process that will set the strategic priorities for the social work profession from 2020 to 2030. Social work is the fastest growing profession in the world as more governments and employers recognise the powerful impact that social workers have in communities. Lower crime rates, better health outcomes, more people accessing work and education are outcomes of social work professionals supporting people to take charge of their own futures and realise their aspirations. As…

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August 2020

Human Rights Violations Amid Covid-19 in Africa: Social Work Voices from the Inside

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+2

6pm CAT 5pm UK Time Livestream via Facebook: https://facebook.com/IFSW-Africa/ Hosted by: Joachim Mumba and Anstance Fometu Speakers include: Trust Tsadzi, Isatou Jammeh, Cornelius Dudzai, Florence Nyaoke, Nigel Hall, Colleen Lundy

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