International conference calendar

Below you will find an overview of international conferences within the social domain.

19th International conference on integrated care
1 - 3 April 2019, San Sebastian, Spain
A shared culture for change: Evaluating and implementing models of integrated people-centered services. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

5th European Migration Forum
3 - 4 April 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The 5th edition of the Forum will focus on safe and regular migration, for both humanitarian and other reasons, including a reflection on how to implement the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees and on the role that the civil society organisations and other local actors can play in this interaction between the international and the local dimension.

European Conference for Social Work Research 2019
10 - 12 April 2019, Leuven, Belgium
This conference focuses on the ways social work research and practice can operate in context of changing welfare state paradigms, and in particular how core values of human rights and social justice can be embodied and realised. Currently, social work operates in the context of changing welfare state paradigms stressing individual responsibility, marketization and conditionality and of strong societal pressures, such as increasing poverty, inequality, social exclusion and super diversity. What are the implications of this strong value orientation for social work research and practice given these societal changes? How can these values be integrated in the daily practice of social work and social work research? What are the implications for the position of the social worker, the social work researcher and the social work participants?

Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors
25 - 26 April 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Second European conference with information and inspiration about inclusion for  LTBGIQ+ seniors.

Capacity Building for Volunteering in the Social Sector in Europe – SoVol international conference
30 - 31 April 2019, Budapest, Hungary
The purpose of the conference is to connect different stakeholders for a responsive modern society to fulfill arising social needs. The aim is to build bridges between the volunteer and the social sector, to expose current and future volunteer organizations and social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking, and awareness of the possible cooperation’s. The conference covers the development possibilities of the social institutional system of the Central and Eastern European region. Our aim is to support the development of a social care system that actively responds to changing needs and which motivates citizens and activates also local communities.

FEANTSA 2019 Policy Conference
30 - 31 May 2019, Porto, Portugal
2019 marks 30 years since FEANTSA was established and we will look back at the main achievements and lessons learned since 1989. The conference will offer a range of different workshops, site visits and working spaces to choose from and you are invited to share your inspirational practices and engage in policy debates on a diverse range of issues.

EASSW Conference 2019
4 - 7 June 2019, Madrid, Spain
The conference title “Meaning of Quality of Social work Education in a Changing Europe” offers broad space for the elaboration of the social work education issues as well as for discussion relations of the education with other social work aspects.

27th European Social Services Conference
5 - 7 June 2019, Milan, Italy
This year the Conference will explore these themes of quality in social services for all population groups: Quality frameworks in service planning, inspection, and assessment; Methods to improve the quality and impact of local social services; Co-production of services; Coordinated and integrated services; New technology for planning and assessment; Evidence-based frameworks for service evaluation; City strategies for improving service quality

ESPANET 2019 Conference - Social Citizenship, Migration and Conflict - Equality and opportunity in European welfare states
5 - 7 September 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
At this conference the relationship between migration and existing systems of social protection from various viewpoints, share evidence on good practices, and identify obstacles that keep many immigrants from achieving full citizenship will be discussed. The conference will offer rich opportunities for researchers from many countries to interact and exchange ideas about the social consequences of migration, particularly in relation to existing systems of social protection. Academic research has an important task in addressing some of the grand challenges of today, develop new perspectives, and ask questions of paramount interest also in the public debate and in politics.

IFSW European Conference
8 - 11 September 2019, Vienna, Austria
Its motto is “Social Protection and Human Dignity”, and it points out that political changes are challenging both our profession and our societies. Social work will stand up for a society that pays respect to every single person and struggles for inner cohesion and supportive communities. Main impulses will arise from the Plenary Sessions at the beginning and at the end of the Conference. Keynotes and Paper Sessions at the main venue will reflect the broad spectrum of social work. A Students Congress embedded in the Conference, will be taking place at the local University of Applied Sciences.

23rd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference
23 - 26 October 2019, Prague, Chech Republic
It will be organised in close cooperation with two local host organisations: Proud and Prague Pride.