Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact
Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact

Latest update: 2012-10-02

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Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission now closed (no late submissions will be accepted).

The World conference in Social Work Social Development will take place in Stockholm, Sweden between the 8th and 12th of July 2012. This conference will welcome presentations by participants representing research and education as well practice, policy making and service users’ experiences.

  • We encourage presentations of projects etc. that introduce new ideas and knowledge exchange as well as analysis of both success and failure.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the programme and abstract book.
  • Presenting authors must register and pay the registration fee.

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Deadline for abstracts is 2 January, 2012

Type of presentations
We will offer two frameworks for presentation: oral presentations and poster presentations. You will be asked to indicate your preferences.

What are Abstracts?
Abstracts are brief summaries of the presentations. The abstract should include background and aim of the project, brief description of methods, results and a conclusion. Abstracts essentially answer four questions:

1. What was the problem and the aim of the project?
2. Which methods did the author(s) use to find a solution of the problem?
3. What was discovered as a result of the research or practice?
4. What can be generalized or learned from these results?

Criteria for Review
The following criteria will be used to ascertain that the abstracts are acceptable from all areas including practice, policy making and service user experience.
  1. Relevance: topic is relevant to the theme/sub-theme of the conference.
  2. Knowledge contribution: abstract builds on and expands previous work/literature/theories or shares valuable experiences from practice.
  3. Innovativeness: material shared is up-to-date, innovative and will lead to future advancement in social work and social development.
  4. Clarity: abstract is clearly presented and includes all essential information.

  • Abstract should be submitted through the link below no later than 2 January 2012.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of your submission will be sent within 24 hours to the e-mail address stated under section “Contact details”.
  • Notification on acceptance of the abstracts will be e-mailed to the contact person middle of March 2012.
  • The contact person will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract. The contact person is responsible for informing the authors of the status of the abstract. The e-mail address of the contact person will be printed in the abstract book.
  • Abstracts should preferably be written in English, but we also welcome abstracts and presentations in Spanish and French.
  • Maximum 2500 characters including spaces but excluding title and author details.
  • It is the author´s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

One of the following sub-themes (1.1 – 3.7) that best fits for the abstract should be indicated upon submission:

Human Rights and Social Equality
1.1. Active and dignified ageing
1.2. Disability – and the struggle for inclusion
1.3. Perspectives on children at risk
1.4. Youth and vulnerability – current challenges
1.5. Respect for spiritual rights and religious beliefs
1.6. Violence against women
1.7. To fulfill LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights
1.8. The right to health and social equality

Environmental Change and Sustainable Social Development
2.1. Disaster management: Perspectives for social work and social development
2.2. Indigenous understanding of environmental change and its social consequences
2.3. Integrating economic, environmental and social perspectives
2.4. Social action for clean water
2.5. Social economy and sustainable social development
2.6. Sustainable social development: research, education and practice

Global Transformation and Social Action
3.1. Fighting poverty and developing social protection
3.2. Social work in context of political and military conflicts
3.3. Migration: challenges and possibilities
3.4. Families in transition
3.5. International NGOs in transnational social action
3.6. Social media and its impact on social development
3.7. Transforming organizations for creative practice

You can follow the progress of your abstract online by using your personal page. Your personal page makes it possible for you to:
  • Make changes/updates until the submission deadline
  • Read and print your abstract
  • Follow the status for your submitted abstract

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For submission support please contact
World Conference on Social Work and Social Development
Social Works and Social Development IASSW ICSW IFSW