Welcome message from the Scientific Committee

We hereby greet all members of the social work education community who are attending and participating in the bi-annual Conference of Social Work Education, promoted by EASSW in partnership with Tallinn University.

The theme of this year’s edition is Innovation and Resilience: the preparedness of SWE in uncertain times. The challenge is posed to all those involved in social work education to share your knowledge, experience and debates on how education can prepare social workers for uncertainty and the unexpected.

The ability to be innovative and the capacity to face adversity and instability with resilience are certainly important aspects of a qualified practitioner in social work. However, how can we develop these qualities? What are the most successful practices in education settings? What are the doubts, the challenges and the difficulties in this area? What are the lessons learnt during periods of uncertainty?

Collaborate with us in gathering together academics, teachers, students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and service-users in the field of social work and share your practices and experiences with this community.

We invite presentations, workshops, symposia and posters covered by the themes presented at the Call for Papers.

In the current global climate, more than ever we need to think and act collectively and collaboratively to understand how European social work education is dealing and responding to the new challenges and demands of these times.

Come and share your ideas with us!


Christos Panagiotopoulos

Chair of the Scientific Committee