3 / THE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE SOCIAL

Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations – Social Work @IUC: Lessons Learned and Coming Challenges

2 – 6 September 2019        Send to printer


Conference organizers

Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vera Grebenc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Steve Case, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ksenija Napan, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Michaela Moser, University of St. Pölten, Austria
Linda Rothman, HAN University of Applied Science, Netherlands
Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia


Conference description:

The conference will celebrate 30 years of social work courses at the IUC in Dubrovnik. It will address the state of the art in the theory and practice of social work, address new ways of formulating and implementing social policy, examine key challenges in working with children and families, explore new approaches to children in conflict with law, present possibilities of community work and community action, confront issues of old age and investigate the possibilities for and obstacles to deinstitutionalisation.

The aim of the conference is to reassert the role of social work in societal change and to explore political, organisational and ethical issues through the lens of freedom and social transformation.

To do so participants will revisit historical sources and envisage new pathways, possible functions and responsibilities of the profession in order to enrich utopias with practical purpose through (indigenous) wisdom and by reinvigorating the anti-oppressive mandate of social work.

Social work needs to establish strong alternatives that are extremely important in the times of rising nationalisms, abrogation of human rights and decaying solidarity. These alternatives should use the tools and stories of social work in order to encourage and enable people to believe that another world is possible and work towards building it together.

The conference itself will last three days. There will be fringe events (special workshops, interest groups etc.) prior and possibly after the conference.

Council of Course Directors (Programme Committee alphabetically): Janet Anand, University of East Finland, Kuopio,Finland; Miroslav Brkić, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Steve Case, Loughborough University, UK; Vlado Dimovski, Vito Flaker, Vera Grebenc,all University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Sabina Hadžibulić, Uppsala University, Sweden; David Kergel, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany; Ronald Lutz, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany; Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Jim Mandiberg, Hunter College, New York, USA; Nina Mešl, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ivana Milas Klarić, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Michaela Moser, University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten, Austria; Ksenija Napan, Massey University, New Zealand; Mari Nordstrand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway; Andreja Rafaelič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Shula Ramon, University of Hertfordshire, UK; Branka Rešetar, University of Osijek, Croatia; Linda Rothman, HAN – University, Netherlands; Nina Schiøll Skjefstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway; Đuka Stakić, Penn State University, USA; Ana Štambuk, University of Zagreb, Croatia: Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia; Lorenzo Toresini, Merano-Trieste, Italy; Joe Yates, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Jörg Zeller, University of Aalborg, Denmark; Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Important info:

All abstracts should be sent to e mail address:

dialogueinpraxis@fsd.uni-lj.si

Preliminary Contacts:

Andreja Rafaelič: andreja.rafaelic@fsd.uni-lj.si

Jana Mali: jana.mali@fsd.uni-lj.si

Vito Flaker: vito.flaker@fsd.uni-lj.si


Conference lecturers

Miroljub Nikolić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Miroslav Brkić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Zoran Vesić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Maria Sollohub, University of Bergen, Norway
Tatiana Chubarova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Jovana Škorić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Iain Fergusson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Ana Štambuk, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Shula Ramon, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Marija Vincek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vida Vincek , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Amir Crnojevic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Medeja Novljan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Katarina Ficko, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mila Carovska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Macedonia
Ksenija Napan, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Branka Rešetar, University of Osijek, Croatia
David Kergel, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany
Birte Heidkamp, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Michael Klassen, N/A, Germany
Tilo Fiegler, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany
Michaela Moser, University of St. Pölten, Austria
Toni Pranić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Philip Gillingham, N/A, Austria
Barbora Řebiková, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Czech Republic
Zuzana Stankova, N/A, Czech Republic
Slavko Žarkov, N/A, Macedonia
Sandra Perić, Centar for Social Work, Serbia
Gordana Horvat, Association for work with kids "Baobab", Croatia
Anita Blagojević, University of Osijek, Croatia
Eva Grigori, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Ernest Mešić, N/A, Slovenia
Dominika Sencar, N/A, Slovenia
Elvira Abdić, N/A, Slovenia
Domen Pociecha, N/A, Slovenia
Špela Režun, N/A, Slovenia
Lea Lebar, Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia , Slovenia
Himu Gupta, Gupta Consultancy& Training U.K., United Kingdom
Mojca Urek, Faculty of Social Work Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mirko Jankelić, Residential Institution "Curug", Serbia
Anamarija Kejžar, Dom Petra Uzarja Tržič, Slovenia
Andreja Pavlickova, The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, United Kingdom
Donna Henderson, N/A, United Kingdom
Jon Txarramenladieta, N/A, Spain
Tanja Kleibl, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany
Ronald Lutz, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany
Urszula Markowska - Manista, University of Warsaw, Germany
Noemi Lendvai, University of Bristol, Hungary
Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia
Zarko Sunderic, Serbian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Serbia
Rahel Kahlert, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria
Rutger Wissing, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sanela Shkrijelj, University of Skopje, Macedonia
Sanja Lepic, UNITIC, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Andreja Rafaelič, Faculty of Social Work Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kinga Varga, University of Budapest, Hungary
Niki Van Aar, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Leona Vaughn, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mateja Nagode, Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia , Slovenia
Dinka Caha, University of Osijek, Croatia
Jošt Cafuta Maček, Faculty of Social Work Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mari Nordstrand, Sor-Trondelag University College, Norway
Nina Schiøll Skjefstad, Sor-Trondelag University College, Norway
Linda Rothman, HAN University of Applied Science, Netherlands
Jenny Zwÿnenburg , Tilburg University, Netherlands
Gil Espenido, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Hedvika Kovač, N/A, Slovenia
Robert Lazar, N/A, Slovenia
Peter Lenart, N/A, Slovenia
Ajda Šulc, N/A, Slovenia
Suzana Tomašević, N/A, Croatia
Svetlana Krabel, N/A, Serbia
Reeli Sirotkina, University of Tallinn/ University of Tartu , Estonia


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