Call for Papers – TiSSA 16th Annual Conference

Call for Papers – TiSSA 16th Annual Conference
Social Work and Solidarity: in Search of New Paradigms 

General information
The Steering Committee of The International Social Work & Society Academy (TiSSA) is proud to announce that the 16th TiSSA Conference of 2018 will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The PhD Conference will be held from Friday 17.08.2018 till Sunday 19.08.2018 in conjunction with the Plenum Conference that will be held from Monday 20.08.2018 till Wednesday 22.08.2018.

Conference theme
Historically, social work can be seen as an important actor in the creation of solidarity, operating on the tension between freedom and equality. In recent decades, the space for solidarity is under pressure due to developments of individualism and a focus on self-responsibility. This is entwined with the fragmentation of the European idea of solidarity and the dismantling or transformation of systems of social security and social protection. Professional social work is in danger of being reduced to an administrative instead of political profession and to be replaced by market-oriented actors or a focus on community care. This urges social work research and practice to rethink its position and to search for new paradigms or rekindle old ones, such as a focus on social rights, social justice, social protection, private public cooperation and the development of commons.

Call for Papers
All academics (including PhD students) and non-academics are cordially invited to send an abstract of maximum 500 words via our website Submissions can either represent re ected practical experiences, empirical research, theoretical concerns and/or examples of resistance, con ict and alternates. A scienti c committee will evaluate all incoming abstracts. Presentations will be limited to maximum 20 minutes. Points for subsequent discussions are welcome.

Important dates
1. The deadline for submitting your abstract is April 30, 2018.
2. Early Bird Registration ends on June 15, 2018
3. Late Bird Registration ends on August 1, 2018.

More information
Click here to download the full Call for Papers with all information or click here to visit our website and immediately submit your abstract.