IFSW European Conference 2015

EICC in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, 6 – 9 September 2015

A rare and unique study experience will take place in Edinburgh in September 2015. It will offer the opportunity to be involved in a unique series of events to exchange good social work practice across Europe. This conference is focused on those who provide and use social work services. Participants will come from all over Europe particularly people who use services, professionals involved in social work services, researchers and those involved in the training and development of staff.

Themes include:

Complex health and social care, Children in need of care and protection, Social work teaching and learning, Criminal justice, Disability, Mental health, Care of the elderly, Students, Human rights & social justice, Migration, asylum and displaced persons, The aftermath of conflict,

Keynote Speakers confirmed

Prof Walter Lorenz – Rector of Free University of Bolzano

Call for Worksghop proposals

All workshop papers for the IFSW European conference in Edinburgh 6-9 September are to be submitted through your professional association which is a member of IFSW Europe.

To submit a workshop proposal from the UK, please send an abstract to BASW at policyadmin@basw.co.uk for consideration by 30th September 2014. BASW will then select the five priority proposals from the UK.

All associations will send their proposals to the IFSW Programme Committee by 30 October.


There will be two cinemas running simultaneously and we would welcome films in all languages that demonstrate good practice or that highlight the important profile of social work services in strengthening communities.


There will be plenty of space to share your work through poster sessions. Please send your proposals directly to the conference office at ifsw2015@basw.co.uk

For further information: ifsw2015@basw.co.uk  or 0131 221 9445

Visit conference website for more information

Book this event