Two wonderful plenary presentations - Michael Marmot on the social determinants of health - with evidence that inequality causes poor health and premature mortality. Cindy Blackstock with powerful presentation on children supporting children of First Nation in Canada -young children actively campaigning for decent schools and fair treatment for all.
SWAN meeting was standing room only! Growing support internationally for solidarity with social workers resisting unfair and devisive cuts in services and social protection. See www.socialworkfuture.org/
EASSW meeting had twenty members attending and discussed possible ways forward - priority for countries experiencing very harshest austerity measures to show support. Try to increase membership to provide funding for Projects and bursaries for students and service users to attend the ENSACT conference in istabul - 17-19 April 2013.