International conference calendar

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

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.

SWESD2020
28 June - 1 July 2020, Rimini, Italy
The motto of the Joint world conference on social work education and social development is “Promoting human relationships: Bridging the future!”.
During this period of social challenge, new needs and emerging phenomena, Social Work should move forward from three different perspectives: finding alternative responses to promote human well-being, so as to enable everyone to become fully integrated in social life; developing actions and policies in order to ensure people fundamental rights without losing sight of their abilities and capabilities; promoting the development of welcoming and educating local communities, empowered through people participation.
The following topics are proposed within this framework:

  1. Bridging space: North - South and East - West migration and globalisation require social work to promote human relations and interactions within States and between them, especially in relation to migrant populations. Italian Social Work provides such a bridge between Europe and the rest of the world;
  2. Bridging time: Social Work stands at a crossroads between its historical roots and the future challenges as articulated in the Global Agenda. Its role is to help make sense and support social transformation;
  3. Bridging between social actors to supporting social cohesion: social reality requires social work to promote the transition from the “traditional public welfare” to a new “generative welfare system” including community development, civil society, third sector actors, for-profit agencies and other social actors.

6th Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work
30 June - 1 July 2020, Antrim, Northern Ireland
This biennial DARE conference series brings together researchers, educators, policy makers and senior practitioners.
Deadline Call for abstracts: Friday 31 January 2020

28th European Social Services Conference
8-10 July 2020, Hamburg, Germany
At this conference ESN invites you to rethink care in the community. ESN is asking public authorities, professionals, and care providers to join a discussion on re-imagining how we help people who need support to lead better lives within their communities.
Have you been “Rethinking Community Care” in your work? Contribute to the discussion with proposals via this link.