3 / THE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE SOCIAL


Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations – Social Work @IUC: Lessons Learned and Coming Challenges

2 – 6 September 2019   print this page

Conference organizers:

Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vera Grebenc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Steve Case, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Ksenija Napan, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Michaela Moser, University of St. Pölten, Austria

Linda Rothman, HAN University of Applied Science, Netherlands

Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia


Conference description:

The conference will celebrate 30 years of social work courses at the IUC in Dubrovnik. It will address the state of the art in the theory and practice of social work, address new ways of formulating and implementing social policy, examine key challenges in working with children and families, explore new approaches to children in conflict with law, present possibilities of community work and community action, confront issues of old age and investigate the possibilities for and obstacles to deinstitutionalisation.

The aim of the conference is to reassert the role of social work in societal change and to explore political, organisational and ethical issues through the lens of freedom and social transformation.

To do so participants will revisit historical sources and envisage new pathways, possible functions and responsibilities of the profession in order to enrich utopias with practical purpose through (indigenous) wisdom and by reinvigorating the anti-oppressive mandate of social work.

Social work needs to establish strong alternatives that are extremely important in the times of rising nationalisms, abrogation of human rights and decaying solidarity. These alternatives should use the tools and stories of social work in order to encourage and enable people to believe that another world is possible and work towards building it together.

The conference itself will last three days. There will be fringe events (special workshops, interest groups etc.) prior and possibly after the conference.

Council of Course Directors (Programme Committee alphabetically): Janet Anand, University of East Finland, Kuopio,Finland; Miroslav Brkić, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Steve Case, Loughborough University, UK; Vlado Dimovski, Vito Flaker, Vera Grebenc,all University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Sabina Hadžibulić, Uppsala University, Sweden; David Kergel, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany; Ronald Lutz, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany; Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Jim Mandiberg, Hunter College, New York, USA; Nina Mešl, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ivana Milas Klarić, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Michaela Moser, University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten, Austria; Ksenija Napan, Massey University, New Zealand; Mari Nordstrand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway; Andreja Rafaelič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Shula Ramon, University of Hertfordshire, UK; Branka Rešetar, University of Osijek, Croatia; Linda Rothman, HAN – University, Netherlands; Nina Schiøll Skjefstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway; Đuka Stakić, Penn State University, USA; Ana Štambuk, University of Zagreb, Croatia: Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia; Lorenzo Toresini, Merano-Trieste, Italy; Joe Yates, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Jörg Zeller, University of Aalborg, Denmark; Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Important info:

All abstracts should be sent to e mail address:

dialogueinpraxis@fsd.uni-lj.si

Preliminary Contacts:

Andreja Rafaelič: andreja.rafaelic@fsd.uni-lj.si

Jana Mali: jana.mali@fsd.uni-lj.si

Vito Flaker: vito.flaker@fsd.uni-lj.si


Conference lecturers:

Miroljub Nikolić, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Miroslav Brkić, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Zoran Vesić, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Maria Sollohub, University of Bergen, Norway

Tatiana Chubarova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Jovana Škorić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Iain Fergusson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Ana Štambuk, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Nino Žganec, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Shula Ramon, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Marija Vincek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vida Vincek , University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jana Mali, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Amir Crnojevic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Medeja Novljan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Katarina Ficko, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mila Carovska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Macedonia

Ksenija Napan, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Branka Rešetar, University of Osijek, Croatia

David Kergel, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany

Birte Heidkamp, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Michael Klassen, N/A, Germany

Tilo Fiegler, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany

Michaela Moser, University of St. Pölten, Austria

Toni Pranić, University of Osijek, Croatia

Philip Gillingham, N/A, Austria

Barbora Řebiková, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Czech Republic

Zuzana Stankova, N/A, Czech Republic

Slavko Žarkov, N/A, Macedonia

Sandra Perić, Centar for Social Work, Serbia

Gordana Horvat, Association for work with kids "Baobab", Croatia

Anita Blagojević, University of Osijek, Croatia

Eva Grigori, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Ernest Mešić, N/A, Slovenia

Dominika Sencar, N/A, Slovenia

Elvira Abdić, N/A, Slovenia

Domen Pociecha, N/A, Slovenia

Špela Režun, N/A, Slovenia

Lea Lebar, Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia , Slovenia

Himu Gupta, Gupta Consultancy& Training U.K., United Kingdom

Mojca Urek, Faculty of Social Work Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mirko Jankelić, Residential Institution "Curug", Serbia

Anamarija Kejžar, Dom Petra Uzarja Tržič, Slovenia

Andreja Pavlickova, The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, United Kingdom

Donna Henderson, N/A, United Kingdom

Jon Txarramenladieta, N/A, Spain

Tanja Kleibl, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany

Ronald Lutz, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany

Urszula Markowska - Manista, University of Warsaw, Germany

Noemi Lendvai, University of Bristol, Hungary

Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia

Zarko Sunderic, Serbian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Serbia

Rahel Kahlert, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria

Rutger Wissing, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sanela Shkrijelj, University of Skopje, Macedonia

Sanja Lepic, UNITIC, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andreja Rafaelič, Faculty of Social Work Ljubljana, Slovenia

Kinga Varga, University of Budapest, Hungary

Niki Van Aar, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Leona Vaughn, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Mateja Nagode, Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia , Slovenia

Dinka Caha, University of Osijek, Croatia

Jošt Cafuta Maček, Faculty of Social Work Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mari Nordstrand, Sor-Trondelag University College, Norway

Nina Schiøll Skjefstad, Sor-Trondelag University College, Norway

Linda Rothman, HAN University of Applied Science, Netherlands

Jenny Zwÿnenburg , Tilburg University, Netherlands

Gil Espenido, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Hedvika Kovač, N/A, Slovenia

Robert Lazar, N/A, Slovenia

Peter Lenart, N/A, Slovenia

Ajda Šulc, N/A, Slovenia

Suzana Tomašević, N/A, Croatia

Svetlana Krabel, N/A, Serbia

Reeli Sirotkina, University of Tallinn/ University of Tartu , Estonia