World Social Work Day - short video by ESWRA
Safer Young Lives Research Centre
The Safer Young Lives Research Centre at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. As part of one of our (global) research projects ‘Our Voices III’, we are hosting a 1 hour forum discussio...
New book to be published 9th October by Routledge: Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems
New book to be published 9th October by Routledge: Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems, edited by Marjo Kuronen, Elina Virokannas and Ulla Salovaara.
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Making virtue of necessity. Experiences and lessons from Spain during Covid-19
The present paper intends to give an overview of how students and lecturers of the Faculty of Social Work at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) experienced and faced the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Throughout the paper, it will be explained what measures were taken, the effects that t...
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Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work : Symposium
Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work: 6th International Symposium will now be held on 30 June & 01 July 2021, Belfast
The call for abstracts is now open - further details on the weblink: ...
EC Socio-Economic Delphi survey on Covid 19
On Behalf of EASSH
The European Alliance for Social Sciences and the Humanities (EASSH) and the World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN) have decided to support a foresight study launched by the European Commission to support the reflection on the impact of t...
More than ever, the global Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the true value of excellent research, innovation and education. In the campaign “Seize our common future”, 15 associations representing more t...
EU Call for Expression of Interest on the Socio-economic and Behavioural Impacts of COVID-19
On behalf of Harald Hartung, Head of Unit E4-Fair Societies and Cultural Heritage
We would like herewith to inform you on the launch of a new call for an Expression of Interest on the socio-economic and behavioural impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak response that might be of your int...
World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN)
EASSH has joined as a partner the World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN): assessing societal and human impact of Covid 19. This platform maintains a searchable global directory of research projects, surveys and initiatives about the s...
ESWRA is delighted to announce the winners of the Annual Awards for Outstanding Publication in European Social Work Research
Annual Award for outstanding publication in European Social Work Research
Kenneth Burns, University College Cork, Ireland...
The Book Series workshop - submitting book proposals
Despite the unfortunate postponement of the Bucharest conference, we would still like to hold the workshop on submitting book proposals that had been planned to take place at the conference. The workshop, which will take the form of a webinar, will be run by the ESWRA/ Policy Press Research...
THE NORDIC BALTIC DOCTORAL NETWORK IN SOCIAL WORK (NBSW)
THE NORDIC BALTIC DOCTORAL NETWORK IN SOCIAL WORK (NBSW)
12th Summer School 10th - 14th August 2020 Helsinki, Finland
Experiences, encounters and engagement in social work research to be hosted by the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki (Finland), in coop...
Update ECSWR 2020 official statement on the Coronavirus/COVID-19
ECSWR 2020 Bucharest will not go ahead on April 22 -24 2020 in its current form.
Following the spread and trajectory of the coronavirus around the world, it has become increasingly clear that it is not possible to continue with the existing plans for the conference in Bucha...
EU Funding opportunities
The European Commission is providing a total of €178m for a newly announced call “addressing societal challenges”. There are 24 topic areas, spanning migration, disruptive technologies and public governance.
The list of topics can be accessed via the link below:<...
Sailing through the Troubled Water of Social Work Practice Research
Call for your contribution – SIG Social Work Practice Research ECSWR2020 – Bucharest, Romania
The Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Genuine Collaboration and Mutual Learning
Social work practice research ...
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 ...
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...
Registration for ECSWR 2020 is OPEN!!
The Conference 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 development...
Austerity, social work and welfare policies: a global perspective
Published in June 2019 year this book examines the impact of the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis on social work and welfare systems.
It outlines a new environment of austerity where reduced government commitment to tackling inequality and poverty is accompanied by increasingly punitiv...
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...
ESWRA Members Expertise Register
As members, you may be the connection that others are looking for. The Resources Development Group has developed an online register where members can find colleagues who might share the same research interests and who has published in their field. We would like to invite you to add your details t...
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: ...
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...
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
The European Conference for Social Work Research, organized by ESWRA (European Social Work Research Association), K...
We are delighted to announce that the following candidates have been elected to the ESWRA Board.
Prof. dr. Koen Hermans
Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Liz Frost,
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...
Human Rights on Trial
Emilio Jose Gomez Ciriano, an ESWRA Board member, published this article in 2016 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: Continue reading »
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...