1st Post – Qualifying Symposium in Social Work: “Welfare state in crisis: Challenges and prospects for Social Work”, November 7-8, 2014, Conference Center of Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens

1st Post – Qualifying Symposium in Social Work with European participation

Welfare state in crisis:

Challenges and prospects for Social Work

It will be held on 7 and 8  November at the Conference Center of Technological Educational Institute TEI of Athens

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce and invite you to the 1st Post – Qualifying Symposium in Social Work with European participation Welfare state in crisis: Challenges and prospects for Social Work. It will be held on 7 and 8  November at the Conference Center of Technological Educational Institute TEI of Athens (Address: Αg. Spyridonos, Egaleo).

The Post-Qualifying Symposium is hosted by the Department of Social Work of Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens in collaboration with the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) and the Greek Association of Social Workers (SKLE). It is designed for Social Workers (professionals and students) as well as professionals from other disciplines in social and human sciences.

The Symposium aims to trigger the development of a debate on social reality, social policy, social welfare and Social Work in the period of crisis. These issues will be discussed in seven Sessions, specifically related to social policy, immigrants/refugees, critical and radical approaches, addictions, socially vulnerable groups and programmes tackling social exclusion, the self-organized forms of social solidarity as well as rights, discrimination and ethics in Social Work.

Therefore, in this Symposium, academics and professionals from Greece and other European countries will share and analyse their knowledge and experience in relation to the impact of the crisis and the prospects for Social Work.

It is noted that the attendance of the Symposium is free. Moreover, simultaneous translation of foreign language speeches will be offered and certificates of attendance will be given.

With appreciation on behalf of the Department of Social Work, TEI of Athens

The Head of the Department

 Ch. Asimopoulos, Assistant Professor of Social Work