International conference calendar

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

XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
2 - 5 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
Efficient knowledge transfer to the next generation is the key aspect this conference is focusing on; ISPCAN hope to involve the younger generation in the Congress, giving young experts the chance to interact with international colleagues and spark cooperation and the creation of new projects.

5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care
3 - 5 September 2018, Heidelberg, Germany
The International Long-term care Policy Network (ILPN) is a network of researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders which promotes the global exchange of evidence and knowledge on long-term care policy. The biennial ILPN conference aims to bring together participants from academia, policy and practice to exchange new evidence, ideas, policy approaches, innovations and challenges in the field of long-term care.

ISIRC 2018: Bridging Social and Business Innovation
10 - 12 September 2018, Vienna, Austria
The tenth annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2018) strives to bridge the as yet largely unrelated research fields of social and business innovation and invites theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions drawing on different disciplines.

EPR Annual Conference 2018 - 25th Anniversary
20 - 21 September 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Thriving in fast changing societies: creating future services, supporting inclusion. The ongoing process to ensure “future-ready” services calls for service providers to work together with those who are using the services and also to create broader partnerships with the community and other stakeholders. Radical transformations are re-shaping societies at an unprecedented pace and this year’s edition of the EPR Annual Conference, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the network, will gather a variety of stakeholders to imagine and create tomorrow’s services together.

Social and Economic Integration of Homeless People
21 September 2018, Budapest, Hungary
FEANTSA together with the Metropolitan Research Institute Budapest and Shelter Foundation Budapest are organising the 13th Annual European Research Conference on Homelessness. The purpose of this research conference is to explore evidence on levels of and opportunities for social and economic integration of homeless people in Europe and elsewhere. The conference invites presentations on policies and practices in relation to social integration and labour market participation of homeless people across Europe. Similarly to previous years, the conference will also include open sessions on the broad theme of ‘homelessness and housing exclusion’ from across Europe and elsewhere.
The deadline to register is 31 August 2018.

AAL Forum 2018 - Ageing well in the digital age
24 - 26 September 2018, Bilbao, Spain
Do you work in the active and healthy ageing sector and you want to participate in the European discussion driving the future of digital transformation of health and social inclusion of our ageing population? Then the AAL Forum is the perfect opportunity for you to be involved in an ecosystem that promotes a new social and economic approach to grow a more inclusive silver economy that benefits individuals, society and industry.

EASPD Annual Conference - Technology and digitalisation in the social care sector
4 - 5 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain
The conference will include actors from diverse fields: service providers, public authorities, disabled persons’ organisations. The debates will a.o be on: - Technology, disability and social care services - The impact of technology in social care - Exploring legal and ethical frameworks

Social Justice and Diversity – Models in Social Work Research, Practice and Education
8 - 10 October 2018, Dornbirn, Austria
Complex social problems require a solid scientific knowledge base for social work research, practice and education, alongside the competences and skills to address and develop anti- discriminatory practice to support vulnerable groups within our societies. This conference will therefore present models of research, theory and practice that address these challenges. You will be invited to take part in field trips, which offer the unique opportunity to connect and engage with stakeholders of social work practice, research and education in Vorarlberg. This is an excellent opportunity for networking.

STEMM Equality Congress
11 - 12 October 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The STEMM Equality Congress offers delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with global thought leaders and practitioners. Interaction and exchange of ideas is vital to the success of a congress and the 2018 event will provide structured “power hour” workshops and satellite workshops to enable delegates to gain hands-on experience and knowledge exchange.
• Workshops led by international research project leaders – experts in developing equality plans and drawing on experience from multiple sectors
• Engage, share your experience and learn what can be applied to your own work
• Learn and understand practical skills, methods and approaches to take away and apply.

Refugees and Forced Immigration '18
18 October 2018, Istanbul, Turkey
III. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugee and Forced Immigration Studies in Social Sciences, Humanities and Art

25th IAVE World Volunteer Conference
18 - 20 October 2018, Augsburg, Germany
IAVE’s work is concentrated in four core functions:advocacy for recognition of the importance of volunteering and creation of an enabling environment that supports it; knowledge development and dissemination through research and organized learning activities; network development such as through our Global Corporate Volunteer Council (GCVC) and our Global Network of National Volunteers Centers and, convening through our world and regional conferences and virtually through webinars.

Building a better Europe with children: All aboard!
29 - 31 October 2018, Opatija, Croatia
The Eurochild conference will bring together practitioners, researchers, civil society actors, policy and decision makers along with children and young people themselves to contribute to improving children’s participation in public decision-making.

22nd ILGA-Europe Annual Conference - Politics for Change
24 - 28 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
- The conference is an agenda-setting moment for European LGBTI movements. The LGBTI movements identify priorities for the coming year and strengthen effectiveness in bringing change that matters to LGBTI people.
- The conference connects activists and enablers of change. It will be an important moment in shaping the agenda for the European Parliament elections in 2019. It will be also an opportunity to connect the LGBTI movements with other important allies, such as private sector and other civil society partners.
- The conference is about building on our diversity. The conference creates spaces for the wide diversity of voices from our movements to be heard, and enables important conversations about how we use our diversity as one of our greatest strengths.
- The conference is a place to get inspiration and to be empowered. It is where you can come to get energy to continue the work towards more and better change. Change doesn’t happen overnight, it takes courage and inspiration. Change can be inspired and fueled by positive stories and by using our energy to focus on areas of common ground.

Inclusive activation: supporting the social inclusion of people furthest from the labour market
5 - 6 November 2018, Vienna, Austria
In line with current developments at EU level on active inclusion, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Investment Package, ESN is organising a seminar focusing on how social services can support people furthest from the labour market to find and retain jobs through empowerment and autonomy. Target groups include people with disabilities, disadvantaged young people, people with mental illness, single parent households, migrants and refugees, long-term unemployed and homeless people.

The Challenges of Glocal Social Work Education, Practice and Research
8 - 9 November 2018, Bucharest, Romania
Worldwide, social work is at the juncture of various influences, being subject to external, as well as internal, pressures. At the same time, these pressures are encountered both at international and local level in social work education, in practice and (maybe to a lesser extent in) research. The streams of the conference are divided based on Glocal challenges of social work education, work practice and work research.

Homeless Rights are Social Rights
19 - 23 November 2018, Budapest, Hungary
The FEANTSA Youth Study Session will focus on the idea of Homeless Rights as Social Rights. Human Rights-based approaches to tackling homelessness are advocated by numerous international bodies, such as the United Nations. As the profile of those working directly with the homeless are generally social workers who don't always have a human rights background, this study session acts as a unique learning opportunity to strengthen the homeless sector's awareness of human rights-based approaches and how it can be implemented in their service.

What Future for Youth at Risk of Exclusion?
20 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
The conference organized by CECOP – CICOPA Europe will look at how worker and social cooperatives combat the exclusion of young people across Europe. How do they increase young people’s social and financial autonomy, give them control over their future and a voice in society and allow them to take care of the community? A specific focus will be made on education and training, employment and access to services.

2nd Global Conference Migrations and Diasporas
1 - 2 December 2018, Vienna, Austria
The conference seeks create a lasting network of professionals in all fields related to this topic, to isolate, discuss and explore the main issues, pressing matters and recent developments in this field of research and activity, to identify areas to be subsequently explored in further depth and to generate collaborative action that will lead to real, lasting change in the way migration and migrants are perceived and approached in institutional and informal settings.

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. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, 31 August 2018 Special consideration is given to papers that can demonstrate active people involvement in either or all of design, implementation and evaluation!

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.
Deadline abstracts: 15 October 2018