CALL FOR ABSTRACTS        

 

The SWESD 2020 International Scientific Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the JOINT WORLD CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: PROMOTING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS: BRIDGING THE FUTURE! 

Authors are warmly invited to submit abstracts for Oral, Symposium, Workshop, Regional dialogue and Poster presentations and invites both traditional papers and innovative contributions of various kind.


PRESENTATION TYPES:

1. Oral Presentation

2. Oral Presentation - IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

3. Oral in Workshop - Oral presentation with audience interaction Abstract text must include an interaction scheme with the audience for evaluation, topic related to chosen Axis.

4. Oral in Symposium - Oral presentation with all the paper author’s interaction Up to 4 co-authors per abstract The abstract should describe the title, the main purpose of the symposium and up to 4 presentation contents, each with the name of the author . ONLY the coordinator of the symposium must submit the abstract entering all the names of the authors.

5. Oral in Regional - Dialogue Oral presentation with audience interaction aimed to highlight the specificities of cultural / geographical differences in the chosen Axis. Abstract text must include the main purpose of the regional dialogue and up to 4 presentation contents, each with the name of the author, related to the same regional area or two different geographical areas.

6. Poster

7. Poster - IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE


Language of presentation: The abstract should be presented in English. All abstracts will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee who will grade them for inclusion at the Conference. Submissions will be selected through a peer review panel on the basis of scientific merit and relevance of findings.


Call for Abstracts: July 2019
Call for Abstracts closes: December 15th 2019
Notification of Abstract acceptance: 1st February 2020
Authors early registration deadline: 9th March 2020

 

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CONFERENCE AXIS

The conference theme is PROMOTING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS: BRIDGING THE FUTURE, which will consider how Social Work and Social Development Education, research, practice and policy can:

- find alternative responses to promoting human well-being, so as to enable everyone to become fully integrated in social life;
- develop actions and policies to ensure realization people’s fundamental rights with respect for their abilities and capabilities;
-promote the development of local communities, to enhance empowerment and people's participation.

The International Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts addressing any of the following themes:

Axis 1: The global context and the impacts of Neoliberalism on promoting human relationships and sustainable development
• Axis1-> Social and economic inequalities, poverty and structural violence.
• Axis1-> Regional Dialogues on social agendas (Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia)
• Axis1-> New ways of domination: colonialism, racism, xenophobia.
• Axis1-> Migration, conflict, resistance, violence and human trafficking.
• Axis1-> Social movements and the promotion of human rights.
• Axis1-> The role of the mass media in a globalized and neoliberalist context.

Axis 2: How do Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promote human relationships
• Axis2-> Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Social Work.
• Axis2-> Environmental issues: climate change, water and sanitation, disaster management, food security, social ecology, indigenous and peasant movements, political persecution, social and environmental resilience, ecological justice, environmental education, community based enterprise.
• Axis2-> Social Work Global Agenda and the promotion of human relationships in the context of human rights.

Axis 3: Social policy to enhance human relationships
• Axis 3 -> Social policy challenges in the current context: social investment cuts and increased populations living in poverty.  
• Axis 3 -> Value-based politics and the protection of vulnerable populations.
• Axis 3 -> International policy perspectives and cross-cultural policy approaches.
• Axis 3 -> Innovative social policy experiences, government-NGO partnerships.
• Axis 3 -> Decolonizing and indigenizing social policy

Axis 4: Social work professional intervention in a human rights framework
• Axis 4 -> Gender issues, women empowerment, women movements, feminist social work, global women leadership, micro enterprise.
• Axis 4 -> Sexual diversity and human rights.
• Axis 4 -> Ensuring human dignity and rights across the life cycle, for instance: children’s rights, family approaches, youth needs, elderly needs, empowering of persons with disabilities.
• Axis 4 -> Community work, local partnerships, social entrepreneurship, solidarity economy, corporate social responsibility, social capital.
• Axis 4 -> Indigenous social work practice - decolonizing social work practice
• Axis 4 -> Innovating social work practice, co-designed interventions, cultural grounded intervention, capacity building, networking, client centered practice, burnout and self-care strategies.
• Axis 4 -> Health services and health systems change, user engagement, patient rights, gender disparities, early intervention, community mental healthcare experiences, disabilities, building competence, deinstitutionalization.
• Axis 4 -> Spirituality in social work
• Axis 4 -> The use of social media in the provision of social services.

Axis 5: Challenges and capacities of Social Work Education and Research in promoting human relationships and sustainable development
• Axis 5 -> The role of Social Work education in promoting human relationships, practice and theory relationship in professional training, social work fieldwork education, civic engagement, interdisciplinarity, critical pedagogy.
• Axis 5 -> Social work curriculum, accreditation processes, best educational practices in social work, student participation.
• Axis 5 -> Social Work Ethics, managing ethical issues and teaching ethics in Social Work.
• Axis 5 -> Social Work research: research methods, research challenges, participatory research, community based research, research dissemination and networking.
• Axis 5 -> Challenges of higher education in the current globalized and neoliberalist context.
• Axis 5 -> International social work education standards and international partnerships.
• Axis 5 -> Decolonizing social work education.
• Axis 5 -> Foregrounding theories and approaches to social work from the Global South.

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