Ballot for the re- election ESWRA Board members

Thank you for your continuing membership and support of ESWRA. As we grow from strength to strength, we are keen ensure that the membership of the Board of ESWRA provides the Association with the best combination of continuity and change.

To allow continuity and change, we are currently planning to appoint four new members to the Board, and we will email you separately about the nominations and election process for this.

Under the Dutch bylaws, existing members may also stand for re-election for a further full term of office. Two existing members now wish to stand for re-election, in each case in order to fulfil leadership roles agreed in principle by the Board. If not re-elected, the Board will issue a further process in due course for the election of new members to replace them.

Please scroll to the bottom of te page to cast your vote for or against the re-election of the two existing members.

Thank you

The following are standing for re-election to the Board of ESWRA, for a further full term of office:

Please indicate whether or not you wish to support the re-election of each candidate

Alessandro Sicora

Associate Professor in Social Work, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy

Alessandro is currently the Secretary of ESWRA. The Board has requested that Alessandro stand for re-election for a three-year term, until November 2023. His re-election would allow Alessandro to progress his role in the strategic management, relations and aims of ESWRA, the Association is young and growing quickly opening up to new members and networks across Europe. The Board believes that it is important to maintain the safe and responsible growth of ESWRA, re-electing Alessandro will give the necessary continuity required at this time.

Alessandro has served as an elected Board member of ESWRA since November 2017. He was Convenor of the Resources Committee, until taking up the role of Association Secretary in November 2018.

He was born in Trieste, Italy, in 1966. He is a social worker and an associate professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento, Italy. He had been lecturer/assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Calabria, Italy from 2008 to 2018. He also taught Theory of Social Work at the Università Ca'Foscari in Venice, Italy (2014 - 2017). He has a BA in Social Work, a MA in Political Sciences and a PhD in Sociology, Social Work and Sciences of Educations.

From 1990 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2007 he has been director of foundations and charities whose statutory objectives are to provide grants to students (“Fondazione Ananian”) and to assist elderly people (“Pro Senectute”) and individuals and families in need (“Pia Fondazione Scaramangà”). From 1995 to 2007 he has been Head of the Training and Research Section of IRSSeS (Istituto regionale per gli studi di Servizio Sociale [Regional Institute for the Study of Social Work]).

His main research interests include; methods of social work, reflexive practice, social policy, violence against social workers, international social work, social work and emotions.

With regard to international activities in Social Work education and research, he made several secondments in Europe (Croatia, Finland, France, Portugal, Germany, Russia and UK), and outside (Costa Rica, South Africa, Israel, India, China and Japan). He is a Marie Curie Fellow and coordinated the Italian research groups of the two EU funded research “Civil Engagement in Social Work: Developing Global Models” and “The public health implications of neoliberal policy and management on professions and vulnerable populations”. He has also been a member / coordinator on the Steering Committee of some international social work conferences held in Italy (Parma, 2007, promoted by EASSW, IFSW and FESET; Milan, 2015, promoted by ESWRA; Rimini, 2020, promoted by IASSW and ICSW)

From 2011 to 2015 Alessandro has been a member of the Executive Committee of EASSW (European Association of Schools of Social Work). From 2015 he has been President of the Italian Society of Social Work – SociSS Società Italian di Servizio Sociale (aka AIDOSS – Associazione Italiana dei Docenti di Servizio Sociale - Italian Association of Social Work Educators and Teachers). He is also editor of the scientific journal “Rivista di Servizio Sociale” and member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Social Work.

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Inge M. Bryderup

Adjunct Professor in Social Work, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University

Inge M. Bryderup has served as an elected Board member of ESWRA since 2016. She is a member of the Awards Committee Group and the SIG Development Committee and she has recently taken on the role of leading the ESWRA Journal Working Group. Re-election for a three-year term until April 2023, would enable Inge to continue as a member of the Board to progress the roles she has been given, in particular the leadership of the ESWRA Journal working.

Inge has a long research record in the field of social work and social policy and especially social work with children and young people. Inge have experiences as head of several research projects funded by the EU and the Danish Government. At the moment and 2½ years ahead, she is a research leader of a national survey project concerning placement of children and young people at residential care centres and group homes.

Inge is the author of more than 40 books and has had many articles published in the main European journals. She is a member of the editorial board for Nordic Social Work Research. Inge has been a reviewer for several books on Social Work and reviewed submissions on behalf of Journal of Social Work, Qualitative Social Work and Young. Next to research, Inge has developed and headed both a Masters in Educational Sociology for Social Workers and a Masters in Social Pedagogy. She has been a teacher and supervisor on social work programmes (BA, MA and Ph.D. school).

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