7th Congress of Social Work - Moravske Toplice 2019

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Faculty of social work, University of Ljubljana
in cooperation with
the Slovenian Association of social workers
are calling for participation at the

7th National Congress of Social Work
with international participation

16th, 17th and 18th October 2019, Terme Vivat, Moravske Toplice, Slovenia
17th October, International symposiums


Humanism and ethics in social work

The 7th national Congress of social work continues the tradition of group analyses of social problems undertaken by the academics, the professionals in social care, its designers, the students, and the users. The times we live in call for decisive thinking about the future of humanism in organised human communities, and the social problems in local, regional and global perspectives. The themes of poverty, social exclusion and various forms of violence are increasingly aggravated by environment devastation, global migrations, precarisation, new forms of dehumanisation, and towering social differences, coupled with armed Kongres SD 2007 (25)conflicts, political disputes. Also increasing are media attacks on the institution of social work that seek to cast doubts on the social state, and attempts instrumentalisation of social work in the hands of power. All these developments concern us all, but most notably the users of social work services.
What do humanism and ethics stand for in the social services, and how do we assure good treatment to all users? How can we develop green social work and strengthen the autonomy of social work?
The congress is an opportunity to deepen our theoretical and practical knowledge, to facilitate international exchange, to forge professional and personal ties in order to strengthen the international community of social workers and workers in other branches of social care.

Central themes of the congress

  • Social work and the state vs. social work as state: questions of ethics
  • Social work and the media
  • Global challenges: green social work, social work and political conflict, global migrations in the light of humanism
  • Poverty, precarisation and social exclusion in Slovenia: towards an ethical and humanist stance
  • Social work and political extremism in the light of international standards of ethics in social work
  • Social work practice: international comparisons
  • Research in social work

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Honorary sponsors of the congress

Romani Union of Slovenia and

the Roma Academic Society


Executive programme committee

dr. Darja Zaviršek (president), dr. Jelka Zorn, dr. Milko Poštrak, dr. Sonja Bezjak, dr. Irena Šumi  

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