Conference theme: Social Work as a Space for Dialogue, Cooperation and Diversity
For the last decade, Western societies are confronted with challenges of globalization, neoliberalism, exclusion and migration. They challenge social work as they put pressure on historically leading principlies of equality, solidarity and human rights. These challenges affect society as a whole and question taken-for-granted principles and values. In doing so, they challenge social work, social work practitioners and researchers to create a space where dialogue, cooperation and diversity can take place. It is in this space that contemporary concerns that arise as a result of this globalized and neoliberal context can be critically discussed and brought into the (public) debate from a social work perspective. However, too often, this space is instrumentalized and perceived as a solution for these same concerns, while such a view is in danger of closing the space for dialogue, cooperation and diversity, rather opening it. Therefore, TiSSA 2017 invites experts from academic social work research, professionals fields and policy to discuss their perspective and experiences on the role of social work as a space for dialogue, cooperation and diversity from a historical, theoretical and/or empirical view of point.
TiSSA 15th Pre Conference for doctoral students
The Phd Pre Conference, which will start at Friday 25th of August and end on Sunday 27th of August in conjunction with the TiSSA Plenum Conference from August 28th to August 30th provides a unique opportunity for Phd students from all over Europe who conduct research in the overall field of social services and related social problems to present their results or 'work in progress'. A board of professors of international standing will form a panel to comment on the presentations and will be available for further guidance. The Phd Pre Conference offers therefore a very valuable occasion to engage in comprehensive networking with colleagues from other European countries, and to further one's own academic and professional development.
All Phd students are cordially invited to submit an abstract of maximum 500 words after registration on the TiSSA website. All submissions for this Pre Conference need to concern the doctoral research of the participants. Therefore, they need to onclude an introduction, a methodological section and a findings section. A scientific committee will evaluate all incoming abstracts. Presentations will be limited to maximum 20 minutes. Points for subsequent discussions are welcome. The deadline for submitting is May 30, 2017.
TiSSA 15th Plenum
The TiSSA Plenum Conference from August 28th to August 30th also provides a unique opportunity for researchers and professionals from all over Europe who conduct research in the overall field of social services and related social problems to present their results reflecting practical experiences, empirical research, theoretical concerns and/or examples of resistance, conflict and alternates.
All researchers are cordially invited to submit an abstract of maximum 500 words after registration on the TiSSA website. A scientific commitee will evaluate all incoming abstracts. Presentations, with an exception for plenum sessions will be limited to maximum 20 minutes. points for subsequent discussions are welcome. The deadline for submitting is also May 30, 2017.
All presentations will be held at the Old Boiler Room, which is located at the Kortowa University Campus at the heart of Olsztyn. This campus provides numerous facilities varying from student homes, a super market, a bank and a restaurant to several leisure activities as the campus is surrounded by the lake. The campus is located at Michala Oczapowskiego 2 in Olsztyn and easy accessible by foot. You cal also click on this Google Maps
to view the campus area online. All transport details can be found at the accommodation page.
Local Organising Committee 2017 in Olsztyn
We are very thankfull to the Local Organising Committee of 2017. Prof. dr. hab. Ewa Kantowicz is the Chair of this years Local Organising Committee and has been visititing TiSSA for many years. Benath, you can find all information about this years Local Organising Committee:
Chair of the Local Organising Committee
Accommodation, including PhD Accommodation and the city
Problems with payment
Other members of the local organising committee
Prof. dr hab. Joanna Ostrouch Kaminska
Prof. dr hab. Mariusz Granosik
Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Kryszkowski
dr. Cezary Kurkowski
dr. katarzyna Bialobrzeska