Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

40 | SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL POLICIES

Duration
05 Jun 2011 - 11 Jun 2011
Language
English
Course directors:
Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia
Juha Erkki Antero Hämäläinen, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
Horst Sing, University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
Riitta Vepsalainen, STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
Course description:

The Social Work and Social Policies course focuses on the relationship between social work and social policy, with a particular emphasis on comparative, regional and global dimensions. It has traditionally explored the relationship between different welfare state and social policy models and their implications for social work. The course brings together experienced and beginning practitioners, activists, researchers and teachers to explore the contemporary challenges facing social work and social policy in different parts of the world.

How to finance social care services? Who is responsible for financing sufficient social welfare? Do for-profit activities threaten the professional identity of social work? What is the position of social work in between privatization and the public sector? Welfare mix is discussed from the point of view of economics, politics, ethics, social legislation, and professional strategies of social work. Attention is paid especially to consequences of privatization of social care services to professional social work in theory and practice in the light of experiences from different individual countries.

Participants are welcome to focus on single country experiences, on comparative work or on wider issues such as the role of regional bodies like the European Union. We particularly welcome reflection from countries in transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union where some of the impacts of the crisis have been most profound.

Attached documents
IUC_SCHOOL_FOR_SOCIAL_WORK__2011
Amela_Sose_and_Marianne_Sneve_Olsen_Norway_
Brigitta_Zirrer_Austria_
Carmel_Byers_England_
Herman_Strydom_South_Africa_
Vito_Flaker_Slovenia_