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20 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
ECTS points
Course directors:
Vera Grebenc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tanja Kleibl, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany
Ronald Lutz, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany
Christine Rehklau, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany
Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

Although the community is traditionally a place where social work has been established and developed it seems that in recent decades this tradition has faded away. Social workers are less involved in direct work with communities and community development is more a political phrase than a reality. Social workers have to rethink their role in the community, especially when it comes to the questions of solidarity, principles of participation, empowerment, respecting human rights and personal dignity. The aim of the course is to create an open place for discussions and expertise, which can encourage social workers to reclaim ethical community work.

The course is an integral part of Social Work School of Theory and Practice designed for social work professors, and students, but also practitioners and service-users. Combined in an open fortmat with other social work courses at IUC we look at transversal topics that cut across specific topics of the courses. This year we will address the issues of: Social work as the anti-colonialist practice and

Participants are encouraged to contribute either in the form of a paper, workshop or any other appropriate means of presenting. The pattern of the courses is flexible and will be collaboratively determined at the outset of a symposium.

The programme is offered at postgraduate level. Advanced, highly motivated undergraduate students are accepted with at least one letter of reference. The language of the school is English.


ECTS requirements
Two ECTS are awarded for participation, five ECTS for active participation (slides or abstract), ten ECTS for active participation and a published report, and fifteen ECTS for active participation and a published and reviewed academic article. ECTS are awarded and certified by course directors. However, it is the participants’ responsibility to make arrangements with their home establishment for validation of the credits awarded if such an arrangement does not already exist.
Attached documents
Social work IUC 2022 second call 03.docx