Call For Expressions of Interest to Host the 2022 Joint World Conference

The Joint Steering Committee, representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for organising and hosting the 2022 Joint International Conference on Social Work and Social Development (SWSD2022).

This biennial conference is organized by agreement of IASSW, ICSW, and IFSW and reflects a history of inter-organizational cooperation. Under these arrangements, the first conference was held in Hong Kong, China in 2010, the second in Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, the third in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and the forth in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2016, and the fifth in Dublin in 2018. The conference is generally held in the month of July and is anticipated to attract a minimum of 1,500 participants, but can be as high as 3,500 (Hong Kong).

The deadline for applicant organizations to respond to this call for expressions of interest (EOI) is 1st September, 2019. Upon receipt of EOI, the Joint Committee will determine those EOI’s that will be moved forward and request greater budget and organizational detail. The decision to award the tender will be made by the Joint Committee after which a contract will be completed in order to finalize the agreement.

For additional information, please download the Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) PDF document here.