International Social Work Congress of Social Work in Siberia
The first Congress of social workers of Siberia with international participation will take place in West Siberian city Kemerovo. The title of the Congress is «Social workers are the key factor for social welfare of vulnerable people». In Siberia we have 10 regions and all of them will send their delegates to Kemerovo.
The important feature of this Congress is that post-soviet countries will meet up in Kemerovo as well. It will be the fifth time when associations of social workers of former USSR – members and not members of IFSW – will meet to discuss the possibilities of cooperation. Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan have already hosted this event. This time it is Russia who hosts and organizers this important meeting and the Congress.
Of course we invite all of those who are interested in participation – both from Europe and Asia Pacific. We have applications from France, Great Britain and Spain already. We welcome those who can come and share the experience.
The event will take place 23-24th of April 2019.
The topics for discussions
– Quality and accessibility of social services;
– Long term care for elderly and disabled people including issues of dementia;
– Eradication of poverty and the role of social services;
-Social services for children and families in remote areas of Siberia.
All together there will be 10 topics for discussions.
There is no participation fee.
Interpretation will be provided.
You can reach Kemerovo either via Moscow (there are 2 evening flights every day every day. The time of the flight is 4 hours. The time difference with Moscow 4 hours) or via Novosibirsk ( it will take 3 hours for guests to reach Kemerovo by car. Everybody will be met. Transfer is free of charge).
Please come and experience Russian hospitality, learn about social services in Russia, visit exotic Siberia, find new friends.
We will advise you how to proceed with visas, tickets and accommodation
Russian Union of social workers and social pedagogues – president Antonina Dashkina