Die IBH-Hochschulen FH Vorarlberg und HS Ravensburg Weingarten führen erstmalig eine internationale Konferenz des europäischen ERIS-Netzwerks (European Resarch Institute for Social Work) im Bodenseeraum durch.

Die Durchführung in englischer Sprache bietet lokalen AkteurInnen eine internationale Plattform mit breitem Diskurs und innovativen Aspekten für Forschung, Lehre und die sozialarbeiterische Praxis.


Social Justice and Diversity – Models in Social Work Research, Practice and Education

from 8th – 10th of October 2018 at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) Dornbirn, Austria

A joint cooperation between the FH Vorarlberg, European Research Institute for Social Work (ERIS) and Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (IBH)

Complex social problems require a solid scientific knowledge base for social work research, practice and education, alongside the competences and skills to address and develop anti- discriminatory practice to support vulnerable groups within our societies. This conference will therefore present models of research, theory and practice that address these challenges.

This conference draws together social work educators, researchers and practitioners as a plat- form to share, enhance and expand their understanding of social justice and diversity in professional social work practice.

What are the current challenges that confront social workers in heterogenic societies and how can the evolving theories of social justice and human rights contribute to the development of knowledge for practical application? These fundamental questions formed the basis of the international ERIS conference on Social Justice and Diversity that took place from 8th to the 10th October 2018 in the University of Applied Sciences in Dornbirn, Austria. The realities of migration societies and the accompanying issues of equality, rights and ethics have recently resulted in an intense level of critical public discourse within journalistic, educational, political and academic circles.

 

This conference was designed as a scientific exploration of these debates, providing 30 diverse lectures by social work academics and practitioners from over eleven different countries in Europe and North America. The conference’s core element involved the delivery of five keynote lectures by European experts covering a wide spectrum of themes ranging from anti-discriminatory practice, critical whiteness, human rights in the profession, the evolving public mandate of social work and social justice with regard to loss and death. These thought-provoking presentations were complemented by seven workshops, each addressing a particular perspective on the general issues of the conference. The participants were able to listen, and actively contribute, to debates on various issues including, amongst others, integrative work with Romanian Roma, cultural identity models of young refugees, gender and poverty, anti-racist educational work and an extensive report from members of the ERIS board on the current state of social work with refugees. The space and time to debate and reflect was not just confined to the formal lectures and workshops but was also to be found in the numerous informal conversations held between professors, practitioners and students during the refreshments breaks and the evening programmes. These presented an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions relating to both theoretical concepts and active strategies in the practice. The conference concluded with an opportunity to visit Austrian social work institutions specialising in the fields of gender, youth and refugee work, balancing the abstraction of theoretical discourse with an inspirational experience of actual practice methodology.

Documentation

Book of Abstracts

Overview

Contact

Doris Böhler
doris.boehler@fhv.at

ERIS Interationale Bodensee Hochschule Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

Program Overview

12.30

Registration

13.30

Conference Start – Welcome Words & Opening Speeches

14.00

KEYNOTE 1: Prof. Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway University of London, GBR
»PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN CHALLENGING TIMES: DEVELOPING CRITICAL APPROACHES TO SOCIAL WORK«

Video

 

Coffee Break

15.30

KEYNOTE 2: Prof. Nivedita Prasad, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, GER
»SOCIAL WORK: A CONTROVERSIAL HUMAN RIGHTS PROFESSION?«

Video

16.30

KEYNOTE 3: Prof. Martina Tissberger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Linz, AUT
»SOCIAL WORK IN TIMES OF ANTI-MUSLIM-RACISM: A CRITICAL WHITENESS LENS«

Video

18.00

Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

09.00

KEYNOTE 4: Prof. Johanna Hefel, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Dornbirn, AUT
»SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DIVERSITY IN RELATION TO LOSS AND DEATH: A NEGLECTED ISSUE«

Video

10.00

Coffee Break

10.30

Panels

P 1 – Social Justice in Theory and Practice

Chair: Karen Mills

P 2 – Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Chair: Can Aybek

P 3 – Diversity, Intersectionality and Anti-Discriminatory Practice

Chair: Doris Böhler

Samantha Clarke, CAN
»INTERROGATING WESTERN POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN CANADIAN SOCIAL WORK«

Nausikaa Schirilla, GER
»EUROPEAN INEQUALITIES AND MIGRANT CARE WORK – A CHALLENGE FOR SOCIAL WORK AS A HUMAN RIGHTS PROFESSION«

Amelie Altenbuchner & Marion Schmid, GER
»THE PARADIGM OF GIFTEDNESS IN THE ART PROMOTION OF YOUTHS – WHY AND HOW TO AVOID IT«

Isabelle Steiner & Peter Streckeisen, CHE
»ENERGY TRANSITION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMICAL EFFECTS ON VULNERABLE GROUPS«

Katja Neuhoff, GER
»PARTICIPATION IN DEPORTATIONS – TRANSGRESSING A RED LINE FOR SOCIAL WORK AS A HUMAN RIGHTS PROFESSION«

Mihri Özdogan & Clemens Dannenbeck, GER
»ANTI-RACIST EDUCATIONAL WORK IN THE CONTEXT OF ANTI-MUSLIM RACISM«

Brian Littlechild, GBR
»PROFESSIONAL REGULATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN ENGLAND: SOCIAL WORK VALUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE«

Sharon Du Plessis-Schneider, AUT
»“DUCK“ VERSUS “DECORATED SHED“ TYPOLOGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS«

Maren Stinessen-Bøe, NOR
»“THEY DON’T WANT TO INTEGRATE“ – A SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL APPROACH TO SOCIAL WORK WITH ROMANIAN ROMA«

Emmanuel Jovelin, FRA
»SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE: MIGRANT CHILDREN AND VIOLENCE IN FRANCE«

Monika Pfaller-Rott, GER
»HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – SPIRIT, TASKS AND CHALLENGES FOR UNIVERSITIES«


13.30

Panels

P 4 – Mandates of the Social Work ProfessionP 5 – Health, Social Capital and Well- Being in Facing Life ChallengesP 6 – Diversity, Intersectionality and Anti-Discriminatory PracticeP 7 – Refugee Work: Perspectives from Diverse European States

Barbora Gřundělová, CZE
»INTERSECTIONALITY OF OPPRESSION EXPERIENCED BY SINGLE MOTHERS IN HOMELESS SHELTERS«

Ivana Kovalikova, CZE
»SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR SENIORS BY TYPE OF THEIR HOUSEHOLDS IN CZECH REPUBLIC«

Sabine Kellig, GER
»GENDER AND THE RISK OF BEING POOR«

Emmanuel Jovelin, Laure Liénard
France

Davide Galesi
Italy

Janet Anand
Finland

Monika Pfaller-Rott
Germany

Karen Mills
United Kingdom

Doris Böhler
Austria

Andrej Kallay
Slovakia

Birgit Mohr, GER
»MODELS OF CULTURAL IDENTITIES OF ADOLESCENTS WITH REFUGEE EXPERIENCE«

Martin Gössl, AUT
»ACADEMIC PEER COUNSELING. THE ATTEMPT TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL SITUATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES«

Can Aybek, GER
»MIGRATION OF MEDICAL DOCTORS FROM NON-EU-STATES TO THE EU: RISKS AND UNCERTANTIES OF THE HIGHLY SKILLED«

Andrea Fleckinger, ITA
»THE RISK OF SECONDARY VICTIMIZATION – WHICH IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILD PROTECTION SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES?«

Johanna Muckenhuber, AUT
»THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH OF UNEMPLOYED MIGRANTS«

Radostin Kaloianov, AUT
»THE JUSTICE OF QUOTAS – WHAT CAN QUOTAS DO?«

Andrea Schmelz, GER
»RETURNEES AND THE MIGRATION-DEVELOPMENT-NEXUS: CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES«

Christian Beiser & Jonathan Jancsary, AUT
»DEFYING SOCIAL DESCENT – SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE QUESTION OF WELL-BEING«

 

15.30

Coffee Break - W2 07/08

16.00

KEYNOTE 5: Prof. Walter Lorenz, Free University of Bozen, ITA W2 11/12
»SOCIAL WORK AND ITS PUBLIC MANDATE«

Video

17.00Conference End - Closing Words
10.00Optional Field Visit 1 – Offene Jugendarbeit Dornbirn (OJAD) including Lunch
OJAD – The public youth work of Dornbirn operates two youth centers, performs mobile youth work and has several running projects on the subjects of education, integration, qualification, gender mainstreaming, youth social work, culture, de-radicalization, crime prevention, sports, participation, international youth exchange, political education and ecology.
14.30Optional Field Visit 2 – VINDEX, Bregenz
VINDEX is an independent organization that supports and accompanies people who have applied for asylum in Austria. Its work with asylum-seekers involves advocacy, legal help and general support and this expands to include the ongoing needs of recognized refugees requiring social work in the area of integration.
14.30Optional Field Visit 3 – AMAZONE, Bregenz (at the Frauenmuseum Hittisau)
VEREIN AMAZONE is an association that works towards gender equality with a feminist approach in three areas: Mädchenzentrum (girls center), Mädchenberatung (counselling for girls and young women) and Fachstelle gender (gender expertise).

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