The International Federation of Social Workers in partnership with OBDS and Younion, are facilitating a meeting of social workers and refugees from the countries where people are escaping from (War Countries), social workers from the countries where the refuges are transferring through (Transfer Countries) and where they find asylum (Asylum Countries).
When and Where: Vienna (Hosted by OBDS and Younion) on World Social Work Day, 15th March 2016. Catamaran – River Box 1020 Vienna, Johann Böhm Platz 1
Symposium Objectives: To bring together social workers and refugee representatives from the affected countries to: 1. To create an overall working plan for social workers in each of the affected countries to coordinate information that provides a better understanding and response to refugee needs during their journey, transfer and integration in the asylum countries. 2. To develop a focused strategy on particular vulnerable groups such as unaccompanied children and young people, older people, those with health issues and trafficked persons. 3. Establish a comprehensive political advocacy strategy that reflects a ‘ground up’ perspective on refugee needs, aspirations and solutions. 4. To establish social work models that support refugees in isolated situations where other forms of assistance are not available. 5. To utilize the skills of social workers constructively to developing inclusive and cohesive societies.
The Symposium: The Symposium will be held on World Social Work Day March 15th 2016. In addition to the invited social work and refugee representatives the event will be live-streamed to enable international participation.
The event will be livestreamed. Please find details on our Livestream Gateway