SWSD 2018

Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development - Royal Dublin Society, Ireland. 4th – 7th July, 2018

Up to 2,500 practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world will join together in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2018 to explore the latest developments in social work and social development. SWSD 2018 Scientific Programme will explore “Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Society” in the context of the UN Goals for Sustainable Development, 2016 – 2030.

The Joint Committee, representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the International Federation of Social Work (IFSW), will be calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for organizing and hosting the 2020 Joint International Conference on Social Work and Social Development.

This biennial conference is organized by agreement of the three organizations (IASSW, ICSW, and IFSW) and reflects a history of inter-organizational cooperation. Under the current agreement, the first conference was held in Hong Kong in 2010, the second Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, the third in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and the fourth, very recently, in June 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The conference is generally held in the month of July and anticipated to attract a minimum of 1,500 participants.