As we mark the one-year anniversary of International Federation of Social Workers Europe’s (IFSW Europe) presence in Ukraine, we are reminded of the incredible journey we’ve engage in together.
This report captures a year of shared efforts, accomplishments, and the profound impact that has been achieved in strengthening the field of social work in Ukraine and foster resilience during the most challenging times of war.
IFSW Europe initiative in Ukraine was powered by the vision of fostering a community where social workers could thrive in the main interest of helping people, where their expertise could be amplified by the strength of decisions makers, and where vulnerable people and communities could receive the support they need.
Over the past year, this vision has been brought to life through tireless teamwork, innovative strategies, a strong international response of solidarity, and the desire and commitment of the community and people in Ukraine to find solutions.
Join us as we reflect on the initiatives that have taken root, the lives that have been positively impacted, and the partnerships that have been forged. Together, we uphold the cause of social justice, advocated for the weakest voices, and made the social work profession live up to its calling.
As we celebrate this milestone, I express my gratitude to each partner organisation who contributes to this effort, to social workers organisations – members of IFSW, to the Kamianets-Podilskyi Council – President, Mr. Михайло Сімашкевич, to IFSW Europe Executive Committee, to my team in Romania and Ukraine, to all donors and community members who contributed to this transformative year.
This report stands as a testament to our collective strength, resilience, and the boundless potential that lies ahead. As we look back on a year of meaningful progress, we also look forward to the opportunities that await us on this remarkable journey of collaboration and empowerment of people.
International Federation of Social Workers, Europe
For more information, visit: https://www.ifsw.org/social-work-in-ukraine/