Amsterdam Research Institute for Societal Innovation

European Conference for Social Work Research - Amsterdam 2022

Enhancing and sustaining social inclusion through social work research


From April 6-8 2022 the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will host the eleventh edition of the European Conference for Social Work Research, the largest annual social work research event in Europe. The theme of the conference is research into social work to support and strengthen social inclusion.

In these times, social inclusion is more important than ever. As the International Federation of Social Workers has argued, without social workers, a country cannot progress in terms of social inclusion. Social work research can help to address societal challenges - such as poverty, exclusion and migration - and to promote opportunities – such as well-being, health, livelihood, diversity, human rights and inclusion.

Enhancing and sustaining social inclusion

How can societies be socially inclusive in the context of growing inequality? How can societies be socially inclusive with growing isolation between people? How does accelerated digitization affect the development of social inclusion? How do excluded groups have inclusive access to their rights? How can social work research contribute to more social inclusion? These questions are the subject of this eleventh edition of the ECSWR conference.

The programme

Wednesday 6 april

9.00 - 15.00 Special Interest Group events (SIG's)
15.30 - 17.30 Opening session + keynote by Lex Veldboer, Professor Urban Social Work, AUAS
18.00 – 19.30 ESWRA General Assembly
19.30 – 21.00 Welcome reception

Thursday 7 april

9.00 - 18.30

Parallel sessions and Keynote sessions by:

  • Silvia Fargion, Professor of Social Work and Sociology at the University of Trento
  • Càndid Palacín Bartrolí, Professor and researcher in the Social Work Training and Research Section (UFR) at the University of Barcelona
19.30 - 22.30 Conference dinner

Vrijdag 8 april

9.00 - 17.00

Parallel sessions and Keynote sessions by:

  • Abdelhamid Idrissi, Professor of Practice Diversity and Inclusion, AUAS
  • Elena Ponzoni, Post-Doc researcher at the department of Sociology and coordinator of the Refugee Academy
17.00 - 18.00 Closing session and ESWRA award ceremony

Registration & deadlines

It is no longer possible to register for this conference. Check the website of the European Social Work Research Association for upcoming events.

Published by  Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Law 5 April 2022


Start date 06 Apr
End date 08 Apr