Rimini Conference: March 10th Update

March 10, 2020

Message for participants of Rimini Conference

Dear Friends,

We have posted an update on Rimini Conference on March 1, 2020. As you all are following global news now, situation has changed. Now all Italy has been "protected" the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte informed that "Italy extended the quarantine measures nationwide"

The Italian PM Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday that special measures will be imposed across the whole country including travel restrictions and a ban on gatherings in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus 

He stated that “It is not the first time that our country has faced national emergencies. But we are a strong country that does not give up: it is in our DNA. We are facing the Coronavirus challenge. A challenge that has no political color, which must bring together the entire nation. It is a challenge that must be overcome with the commitment of all: citizens and institutions, scientists, doctors, health workers, civil protection, law enforcement. Italy, all of it, is called to do its part”.

On behalf of IASSW, ICSW, Italian partners and Local Organizers we would like to request again, please be calm and have faith. We are very much optimistic. We will be updating on near future steps to be taken in regard on Rimini Conference.

We had already extended the Early Bird Deadline to May 4th! We will keep on posting updates as and when it comes to us.

In Solidarity,
IASSW & ICSW  and Organizing Committee of SWESD

Rimini Conference : Recent Updates

Dear Friends,

International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) are receiving concerns and messages from members, non-members and friends across the globe concerning the Corona virus situation. We are daily monitoring the situation which is currently in progress.

In Rimini area there have been no cases at the moment and there is currently no limitations to travel towards this area from the Italian Ministry.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs is at work to provide correct information abroad: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/approfondimenti/farnesina-al-lavoro-per-una-corretta-informazione-all-estero.html

WHO did not recommend any travel or trade restrictions based on the current information available. WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and the global community on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.” . Day to day situation reports are available on their website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

We will be updating you all on regular basis. Please be calm and have patience.

In Solidarity,

IASSW & ICSW Board of Directors and Organizing Committee of SWESD

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Letter to Members: New Executive Director in ICSW

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In this mail I will inform you about the change in the position of Executive Director (ED). Sergei Zelenev resigned his position as Executive Director on May 27. ICSW thanks him for the seven years he has served the organisation with a wide engagement and huge knowledge in social policy. ICSW wishes him all the best for the future. Sergei however, will stay as our representative to the United Nations in New York for another year.

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