global events

Coming global events provides details and links for major global conferences in social welfare and social development. The conferences are essential to people working in welfare and development who are seeking a global perspective. People who attend ICSW and related conferences include practitioners, consumers of services, professionals, managers, academics, government ministers, politicians, government officers and policy advisers.

2020 Global Events

Next Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWESD) will take place in Rimini, Italy from 8th to 11th November 2020.

The conference will provide an opportunity to bring together educators, academics and practicioners active in the areas of social work, social work education and social development. Its priority theme ”Promoting Human Relationships: Bridging the Future” aims at highlighting a wide range of issues relevant to human well-being, human rights, community and family relationships. The Rimini conference will also feature some outstanding inspirational international speakers.

The city of Rimini, one of Italy’s most famous seaside resorts on the Adriatic coast, a place rich in tradition and culture and well-known as a meeting destination for international conventions, was chosen as the venue for the 2020 Conference. Modern, versatile, technologically sophisticated, yet elegant and comfortable, Palacongressi di Rimini ( has much to offer to the participants of this forthcoming international event, who will explore a concluding topic on the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

The meeting will be organized by the global owners-- the International Association of the Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare, in cooperation with the Italian members of the Local Organizing Committee - Società Italiana di Servizio Sociale, (Trieste), Ass. N.A.S. - Associazione Nazionale Assistenti Sociali, (Roma), Figli del Mondo - Associazione di Promozione Sociale, (Rimini), Fondazione Nazionale del Assistenti Sociali, (Roma).

SDG consultation and Public Lecture at TISS-Mumbai, India

September 16, 2019 - Old Conference Hall, TISS, Mumbia

The tag line of “Leaving no one behind” has attracted many in the social sector towards debates and actions on Sustainable Development Goals. Social work being a practice based transdisciplinary profession, working towards SDGs is a natural response keeping the inclusive dimensions of the global goals. It is in this context, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences is organising a Roundtable Consultation and Public Lecture on Engaging with Sustainable Development Goals:Challenges and Responses of Social Work Practice on Monday 16 September 2019.

Prof. Annamaria Campanini, President of International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) will be the chief guest for the event. The Roundtable Consultation will start with faculty members from social work and related fields, research scholars and field practitioners in discussing their ideas, work, and other engagements with SDGs. This will be followed by the Public Lecture by Prof. Annamaria Campanini.

Events Details and Agenda

Poster SDG TISS 2019