EASSW STATEMENT ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE
We, as social work educators, express our compassion and solidarity with Ukrainian and Russian colleagues who due to the prolonged war in Ukraine are faced with all kinds of human suffering and are themselves among those who need the encouragement and moral support of European social work education communities. We stand in solidarity with social work educators of Ukraine and Russia in all their efforts “....to end this destructive conflict...and to start rebuilding communities and livelihoods in a safe, stable and sovereign Ukraine” (Spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in statement on Ukraine, 05 Sept. 2014).
SUBMISSIONS TO THE EUROPEAN OBSERVATORY OF THE GLOBAL AGENDA
The European Observatory is part of the Global Agenda Observatory. In other regions of the world, observatories are also actively collecting and analysing good practices. The purpose is to gather evidence about the activities of social workers, educators and social development practitioners, in order to give visibility and credibility to their contributions and to promote further action. We aim to share good practices and to provide inspiration for the future.
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PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACT BOOK EASSW CONFERENCE MILAN
The abstract book can be found here. The presentations can be found here. Please note that all presentations have been merged into one file. Use the search function in your PDF-reader in order to find a specific presentation.Please note that the file consists of over 1550 pages. Be kind to environment and do not print all pages. Also note that the file only consists of the presentation that was sent in to the conference (and thereby consenting to be published). For other presentations contact the presenter/s directly.
STATEMENT FROM MILAN CONFERENCE REGARDING THE SUGGESTED LEGISLATION IN THE UK
The British government have restated their intention to draft legislation to imprison social workers for what they term ‘wilful neglect’. Such a measure demonstrates that the Conservative Government does not fully grasp the complex nature of social work, or the increased pressures experience by social workers as a result of ‘austerity measures’ and globalisation. The EASSW, following its 2015 conference in Milan, calls for the Conservative Government to cease this attack on social workers and instead calls for a recognition of the contribution made by the social work profession to reduce individual and family distress and promote social cohesion.
STATEMENT FROM MILAN CONFERENCE REGARDING THE SITUATION IN GREECE
We, the participant at the conference of the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) gathered in Milan have listened to the research that has identified the appalling conditions under which the Greek people live. This is unacceptable in a continent that contains among the most wealthy individuals and corporations in the world. As social work educators we urge the heads of the States of the European Union to show solidarity with the Greek people on the part of the peoples of Europe to prevent a humanitarian crisis from occuring in one of the richest part of the world. This situation is likely to occurs in other countries being subjected to austerity programmes throughout the world and we urge the European heads of States to show solidarity with them also.

Milan, Italy, July 2nd 2015.
SPECIAL ISSUE: CALL FOR PAPERS THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK EASSW MILAN CONFERENCE
The European Journal of Social Work, in association with the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW), will publish a special themed issue of papers arising from the EASSW Milan conference, 29th June – 2nd July 2015. The special issue will be guest-edited by Susan Lawrence and Alessandro Sicora.

Academic papers are invited from researchers who presented their paper at the Milan conference. Within the overarching theme of the conference - Social work education in Europe: towards 2025 – submitted papers, working from a strong theoretical or empirical research base, will highlight the main challenges, trends, developments and proposals for social work education and training over the next decade. Read more here.

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Statement from the Milan Conference regarding the suggested legislation in the UK

08 July 2015

Statement from the Milan Conference regarding the suggested legislation in the UKThe British government have restated their intention to draft legislation to imprison social workers for what they term ‘wilful neglect’. Such a measure demonstrates that the Conservative Government does not fully grasp the complex nature of social work, or the increased pressures experi...

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Presentations and abstract book from the Milan conference now online

08 July 2015

The abstract book can be found here. The presentations can be found here. Please note that all presentations have been merged into one file. Use the search function in you...

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Statement from the Milan Conference regarding the situation in Greece

07 July 2015

Statement from the Milan Conference regarding the situation in GreeceWe, the participant at the conference of the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) gathered in Milan have listened to the research that has identified the appalling conditions under which the Greek people live. This is unacceptable in a continent that contains among the most wealth...

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Results General Assembly Milan June 30th 2015

07 July 2015

The General Assembly of the EASSW was held on June 30th 2015. during the conference „Social Work Education in Europe – towards 2025“ in Milan, Italy.
At the General Assembly, new president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and five new members of the Executive Committee ...

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