Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

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Behavioural studies, Society and Religion Behavioural studies, Society and Religion
Law, Economics, Politics and Governance Law, Economics, Politics and Governance
Health and Life Sciences Health and Life Sciences


20 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
ECTS points
Course directors:
Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nina Schiøll Skjefstad, Sor-Trondelag University College, Norway
Michaela Moser, University of St. Pölten, Austria
Mari Nordstrand, Sor-Trondelag University College, Norway
Course description:

This course seeks to explore the development of social work knowledge and its use in different countries.  It examines a range of theoretical models and takes into account the significant influence of traditions, culture and politics on the development of diverse models in different countries and on social work as a whole. Previous topics have included: construction of social work identity, risk, assessment and management, measuring success and outcomes, knowledge base in working with diverse groups, ethical dilemmas in regard to management and policies, improving strategies and methods; methods and techniques in different countries, strategies in the climate of austerity.

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

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.
Course lecturers:
Prof. Anita Blagojević, University of Osijek, Croatia
Oksana Boyko, National University of Kyiv - Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Marko Grgurević, City of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Gordana Horvat, University of Osijek, Croatia
Ivana Kowaliková, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mgr. Pavlina Pospisilova, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Branka Rešetar, University of Osijek, Croatia
Ivana Tucak, University of Osijek, Croatia
Darja Zaviršek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Attached documents
Social work IUC 2022 second call 03.docx