Invitation to Social Work International Conference (SWIC) 2017

The Social Work Department of the University of Bucharest is pleased to invite submissions for paper presentations for the 2nd Edition of Social Work International Conference (SWIC) 2017 to be held in Bucharest on November 2nd – 3rd.

Deadline for abstract submission: 25th July 2017.

Keynote speakers include: Prof. Malcolm Payne (St Christopher’s Hospice, London), Prof. Annamaria Campanini (Milano Bicocca University and IASSW president) and Prof. Iain Ferguson (University of the West of Scotland).

Details are to be found here:

The conference theme, Social Work Responses to the New Realities of a Turbulent World, seeks to gather contributions focusing on social work related-issues against the background of a fast-changing world.  In the context of a reflexive society, characterized by a constant interplay between action, its interpretations and re-action (Beck, 1992), the need to understand and review social work’s responses becomes imperative. In recent years, we have witnesses the emergence of new social risks/problems, as a consequence of a myriad of socio-political factors. Social work is a dynamic profession and field of study with a mandate to properly interpret social changes and to act and re-act to the most pressing social needs created by world changes, such as the economic crisis in 2008 and the subsequent austerity measures, the social problems created by armed conflicts and issues pertaining to the intensification of transnational migration, etc. Rapid technological advancements have enhanced the exchange of information across various settings, which has the potential of contributing to increasing our awareness of social risks and, ultimately, to generating concrete actions for redefining the social order.

We welcome scientifically sound and original contributions from researchers, educators, practitioners, and students from social science in the areas listed below.

Submissions can be empirical, theoretical or practice based. We accept submissions from both experienced researchers/ practitioners and undergraduate, master and PhD students.

Focus areas:

  1. Social work practice and profession
  2. Human rights and vulnerable groups
  3. Social work with children and youth
  4. Social work with adults and the elderly
  5. Social work with Roma families
  6. Social work responses to domestic violence
  7. Deviance and social behavior
  8. Social work education
  9. Diversity and social justice
  10. International perspectives in social work
  11. Social work and social development
  12. Community social work
  13. Miscellaneous


The deadline for abstracts submissions is July 25th, 2017. To submit your abstract, please fill in the online designated form.


Please see the important dates here.


Download this entire Call for Abstracts