ESWRA Board Elections - Voting Open!


You are invited  to elect 2 General Board members and 1 Doctoral member to the ESWRA Board. The candidates' profiles can be found here Elections 2019.  Please read the profiles carefully before casting your v...

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ECSWR Leuven Call for Abstracts | REMINDER


DEADLINE November 1st 2018

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, so...

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You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of one of four types:

Oral paper presentation

An individual or small group presentation, preferably linked to the central theme and one or more sub-themes of the conference. Or...

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International Conference SOCIAL INNOVATIONS #INFOCUS

Dear Sir / Madame,

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the International Conference SOCIAL  INNOVATIONS#INFOCUS that will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva (Switzerland) on June 12-15, 2018.

The conference will be focused on ...

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European Conference for Social Work Research 2020 and 2021 Call for Bids


The European Conference of Social Work Research (ECSWR) is the major annual event of European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA). It has been taking place since 2011 and is highly regarded amongst social work researchers across Europe, as an important annual event for sharing and debating r...

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Sad news: Philippe Keraudren


We are very saddened to hear of the recent, untimely death of Philippe Kerauden, Deputy Head of the European Commission Directorate General Unit on Reflective Societies, Innovation Union and European Research Area

Since he was introduced to ESWRA in early 2015, Philippe became a good friend...

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ESWRA is on the move to the Netherlands


ESWRA is a growing organisation,with members from across Europe and increasing activities and networks.

As ESWRA expands, its members have voted to move the Association registration to the Netherlands.This will make practicalities around currency exchange simpler and open up EU opportunitie...

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Winner of ESWRA Annual Awards announced!


Prof. Dr. Christian Ghanem from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich won the ESWRA Annual Award for an Outstanding Publication in European Social Work Research Based on a Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation. 

The ESWRA Awards panel unanimously agreed that Christian's artic...

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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"


If you want to discuss, network, share ideas and collaborate with other researchers from across Europe, ESWRA can help. Information about events related to social work research are posted regularly here.

For example, find out about the EASSW/UNAFOR...

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Human Rights on Trial


Emilio Jose Gomez Ciriano, an ESWRA Board member, has recently published this article that may be of interest: ‘Human Rights on trial: a diachronic and comparative perspective on the situation of social rights in five European countries’ available to download free here: ...

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Social arts for social work


A Call for Papers has been announced for ‘A handbook of social arts for teaching, supervision, and social work practice’. The aims of this book are to provide both practical and theoretical perspectives on art use in social work, from an international perspectve. This is as a beginnin...

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ESWRA influencing policy making


The existence of ESWRA is important because it says to the public, to the policy makers, that there are serious people thinking serious things...", says Phillippe Keraudren, Head of Unit in the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation.  You can read more of hi...

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Racism and Transnationality

20 August 2016

Proposals are welcomed for both empirical and theoretical research papers on the issues around a transnational perspective on racism. 

For example, how do ideologies of racism spread worldwide, cross borders and endure or even refine? What kinds of transnational networking exist b...

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Vacancy: Professor of International Social Work

15 August 20016

The University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt invites applications for the position of Full Professor. The field of teaching will be 'International Social Work'. The closing date is 21st August 2016, Application Number 08.1.1038.  

You can find more de...

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Transnational Social Work - A Border-Crossing Agenda for Practice and Research

25 July 2016

Abstracts are invited within this topic for submission to the Transnational Social Review - A Social Work Journal.  

The issue will focus on transnational entanglements of social work and reflect upon how social work and other social support systems are engaged in and sh...

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Decision making under uncertainty

27th June 2016

A partnership of funders invites applications for proposals to support networking of researchers from different disciplines relating to the topic of decision making under uncertainty.

Deadline for applications is 21st July 2016.  

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Sign up to SIGs!

22 June 2016

ESWRA has 14 Special Interest Groups for members on diverse issues, ranging from service user involvement to arts-based research, from social work practice research to social work and extreme events. 

Now you can also discuss ideas, thoughts and activities online with other member...

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Social work together

16th May 2016

Representatives of the three European social work associations - IFSW, ESWRA and EASSW - met on 13th May in Zagreb to talk about the future cooperation and joint activities of these associations. It was an important step toward further strengthening of the social work profession in Europe.

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Journal of Social Work Practice Special Issue: Call for Papers

25 April 2016

 Risk, Judgement and Decision Making in Social Work

Although there is considerable diversity in social work role and functions across different client groups and geographical settings, the concepts of risk, judgement and decision making are central to contemporary social work. Whilst p...

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New Special Interest Groups

2 March 2016

ESWRA Members have the opportunity to sign up for Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  These SIGs enable members to be involved in events, discussions and progressing developments around particular areas of interest with colleagues from across Europe.

Three new Special Interest Group...

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Call for papers - Kurt Lewin: 70 Years On - special issue of JCM

7th December 2015

Guest Editors: Bernard Burnes and David Bargal

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Kurt Lewin’s death.  Lewin is generally acknowledged as having laid the foundations for the study of organisational change.  This stemmed from his wider commitment to using the...

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Sexualities and social work

19th November 2015

The British Journal of Social Work is looking for submissions for a Special Issue. If you would be interested in contributing on the issue of sexualities and social work in the contemporary world, see here for more details:
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Post of Goldberg Professor of Social Work Research and director of the Tilda Goldberg Centre

15th August 2015

We are advertising a post of Goldberg Professor of Social Work Research and director of the Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire – details below.

The Centre was endowed by Tilda Goldberg to focus on measuring outcomes of social work and social care. In addition to its or...

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Social Work Practice to the Benefit of Our Clients: Scholarly Legacy of Edward J. Mullen

11th August 2015

Edited by Haluk Soydan in collaboration with Walter Lorenz has been published by Bozen/Bolzano University Press as part of its series Brixen Studies in Social Policy and Social Science (2015.) The collection of chapters is written by European and American scholars. Most of the contributions originat...

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