The 10th edition of The European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR 2020) will be held in Bucharest, Romania between the 5th and the 7th of May 2021.
The conference will be hosted by The Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest.The overarching theme of the conference is:
"Social work research: Contributing to innovation in practice, policy and social development"
Social work research encompasses a rich mix of methodologies and underpinning epistemologies. How does this diversity lead to innovation in social work practice, policy and social development? How does this variety prompt different approaches to the nature, possibilities, implementation and effectiveness of innovation? How can the different social work research contributions to innovations within Europe and across the globe be multiplied and disseminated across diverse cultures/regions? What are the distinctive contributions of social work research to these innovations, in context of wider contributions of social sciences and humanities?
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We have been carefully exploring the different possibilities for delivering the European Conference for Social Work this year, including a hybrid conference with on-site and online components, or a completely online conference. In our considerations, we wanted to ensure that everyone could participate equally, that we could be confident in making arrangements with certainty, and that the financial considerations would ensure the longer-term sustainability of the Association. As a result, the Board and Local Organising Committee have agreed that the conference will be delivered completely online on 5th 7th May 2021. We will be working closely with our partners, Dekon and look forward to sharing more details with you soon.
If you have already registered for the conference, there is nothing else you need to do. In recognition of the different model of delivering the conference this year, there will be some cost savings, which we are able to pass on to our members. As a result, we are now able to include your membership fee for 2021 in the registration fees at no additional cost.
Your membership fee makes a vital contribution to the work of the Association, most importantly by funding the post of the Executive Administrator which keeps the whole organisation running smoothly. As a result, we hope you will agree that our proposal represents good value for money, continues to support the work of the Association and requires minimal additional administration.
If you have already had an abstract accepted and wish to present on the same topic, then you do not need to do anything.
If you would like to withdraw, or change your abstract, please email us at email@example.com so we can remove your existing abstract from the programme.
Yes, we have re-opened the Call for Abstracts and encourage new submissions to the conference. These submissions may be on any topic that addresses the theme and subthemes of the conference in the usual way. In addition, we are opening a new subtheme on the topic of Covid, including the ways it has impacted on peoples lives, on the topics of our research and on the methods we have used in our investigations.
Each delegate can be the main presenter for one presentation in the conference. As a result, if you already have an abstract accepted and have a new abstract accepted, we will withdraw your existing abstract to support provide an equal opportunity for other presenters to present their work.
No, we will not be accepting abstracts that have already been reviewed in 2020. However, you are invited to consider submitting a new abstract which we would welcome.
The conference website has now re-opened where you can register for the conference. As usual, the registration fee will include membership for 2021, but to reflect the different format of the conference, a deduction will be applied by an amount proportionate to the relevant membership fee.
If you do not wish to be a member this year, then you can email our Executive Administrator, Claire Prater, as usual, at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to work with you on your specific arrangements.
It will be a different conference this year, but we are looking forward to welcoming you all and to exploring the possibilities that the online environment will provide.
Co-chairs of the Local Organising Committee
European Conference for Social Work Research 2021