Romanian Conferences

  • November 4-5, 2010: National Colloquium of Social Sciences ACUM. “Territories and Maps of Knowledge”, University “Transilvania”, Braşov, Romania. The event is a forum for debate and information about the achievements and concerns of researchers, teachers and students of social sciences. It aims to build a framework for dialogue between science and community members and also to produce an exercise of professional solidarity. Web:
  • December 2-4, 2010: 1st International Conference of the Society of Sociologists from Romania. “Remaking the Social – New Risks and Solidarities”, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University “Babes-Bolyai”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  The conference aims to bring together scholars from various research areas within the larger scope of sociology, who share an interest in the changes of the Romanian social context. Web:

International Conferences

  • March 23-25, 2011: European Conference of Social Work Research. “Social Work and Social Care Research: Innovation, Interdisciplinarity and Impact”, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England. The first of a major annual series, the conference will bring together researchers and research users from across Europe to present and exchange research ideas, findings, developments and applications. The inaugural conference will encompass both social work and social care research and will be held in partnership with the NIHR School for Social Care Research in England. Web:
  • April 10-13, 2011: ENSACT Conference. “Sustainable Social Development and Economic Challenges”, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. The second ENSACT conference provides an opportunity for social professionals, lecturers, researchers, students, policymakers, service providers, volunteers and service users to meet, share and exchange knowledge, to debate current sustainable social development and to discuss ways forward in the field of social practice, education, policy and service provision. Web:
  • May 19-21, 2011: Community, Work and Family IV International Conference. University of Tampere, Finland. The conference intends to stimulate debate on current issues, controversies, developments and cross-national research related to community, work and family and their interface. The conference focuses on a number of contemporary and emerging themes about the challenges and opportunities for communities, organisations and families that confront rapid changes and transitions, with special focus on the interactions between actors, structures and theories. Web:
  • July 15-18, 2011: 21st Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference. “Crossing Borders: Interdependent Living and Solidarity”, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Social work crosses borders-national and cultural borders, in practice and theory, in heart and understanding. Borders can however be also ones of class, “race, colour, sex, language, religion, political and other opinion, national and social origin, property, birth and other status”. Interdependent living beyond boarders is the real nature of mortals and their societies, and solidarity is the necessity to realize and secure it. Borders can be also ones of field of practice, policies and regulations, scientific discipline, etc. Crossing them with solidarity is a basic principle and even ethics for social work. Web:
  • July 9-12, 2012: World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Joint Biennial World Conference of IASSW, ICSW and IFSW, Stockholm, Sweden. The conference will be the meeting point for policymakers, social workers, scholars and students to exchange experience and development in social work practice, social research and education and social policy to develop a sustainable welfare system for the future. Web:
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