Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


10 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Course directors:
Miroslav Brkić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Shula Ramon, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Lorenzo Toresini, Centre for Research in Menthal Health, Merano, Italy
Course description:

The programme will start on Monday, 11th of September 2017 at 10:00h in theInter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Don Frana Bulića 4.

Except on Mondaywewill start everyday at 9:00 and finish until 16:00.

For more information about the programme please look at the documents to download:

Open frameprogramme- September 2017

Summariescollectionfor September 2017

Deinstitutionalisation has become central to social work, as it changes the lives of service users, its multidisciplinary work, its organisation, methods and the epistemological position. Recognition of service users’ strengths and potential for recovery in its new meaning became possible only with de-institutionalisation. This radical change has implications also to the interactions and power relations between social workers and service users, their family members, other professions and the general public.We explore the deinstitutionalisation in different settings. We learn from the experiences of people who have experienced institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation, and how to prevent mini institutionalisation and trans-institutionalisation in the community.

This year we will apply a new format of courses in order to allow more collaboration among the courses of The School for Social Work Theory and Practice. All four courses from the fall period are working together on the topics that transversethe boundaries of course themes.

Collaborative courses in the fall 2017:

Social Work and Social Policies

Social Work and Deinstitutionalisation

Social Work with Old Age

Social Work and Spirituality


Long-term Care

Social Work in Natural and Political Catastrophes

Social Work and Activism

For more detailed information see the document to download:School of Social WorkFlyer 2017orSchool of Social WorkProgramme 2017

Course lecturers:
Lorenzo Burti, University of Verona, Italy
Simona Ratajc, Center for Social Work Maribor, Slovenia
Attached documents
Flayer 2017