ECSWR 2020 Abstract deadline extended


In response to recent demand, we are happy to announce an extension for abstract submission to Sunday 27th October. Notification of decisions will be made to the authors’ email address  on 13 December 2019. 

You are invited to submit abstracts in one of four ...

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Do you think it would be a good idea for ESWRA to publish a Journal?


The ESWRA Board is considering establishing a new European Journal in the field of Social Work Research. The first objective is to ascertain the level of support and involvement for this initiative by inviting you to participate in a short survey.

The survey will only take...

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Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work : Symposium


Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work: 6th International Symposium 30 June & 01 July 2020, Belfast

The call for abstracts is now open - further details on the weblink:  ...

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ECSWR 2020 Bucharest abstract submission OPEN!


ECSWR 2020 will be hosted by The Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest.

Social work research encompasses a rich mix of methodologies and underpinning epistemologies. How does this diversity lead to innovation in social work practice, policy and social developmen...

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition


Developed by The University of Queensland, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that challenges doctoral researchers to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. The 3MT compettion was held by the Continue reading »

Best Poster Award at ECSWR 2019


The best poster award was presented to Jeannette Hartman for her poster “Social work and political agency” 

Michel Tirions, Collin Den Braber, Sylvie Van Dam for their poster “The capability approach: ...

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ESWRA Award for an Outstanding Publication in European Social Work Research 2018


Elina Virokannas is the winner of the ESWRA award for an Outstanding Publication in 2018 'The contested concept of vulnerability – a literature review’ 

Elina Virokannas, Suvi Liuski & Marjo Kuronen&n...

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Kick off for the Social Work Research Conference


590 delegates from more than 30 countries and  22 research groups gather in the most important conference of social work research in Europe

Leuven 11/04/2018.

The European Conference for Social Work Research, organized by ESWRA (European  Social Work Research Association), K...

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Election Results


Election Results:

We are delighted to announce that the following candidates have been elected to the ESWRA Board.

General members:

Prof. dr. Koen Hermans 
Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven, Belgium

Dr Liz Frost,

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EU funding information


As part of our information sharing commitment ESWRA has collated the main funding opportunities currently available for social work researchers. These programmes are implemented through the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2014 -2020.

An overview of the main funding opportunit...

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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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