Call for Abstracts SWIC 2019

Dear colleagues,


Due to the high requests received, the deadline for abstracts submission for the 4th edition of the Social Work International Conference (SWIC) taking place on November 7th – 8th in Bucharest, Romania has been extended to July 30th, 2019

Please send your abstract through the designated Abstract Submission Form.


Kind regards,

The SWIC 2019 Organizing Committee



Organizers: Department of Social Work, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, the University of Bucharest in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Social Work in Romania (ASSWR)


Conference theme: The Place and Role of Social Work in the 2020s and Beyond

Conference dates: November 7th – 8th, 2019

Conference venue: Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (90 Panduri Street, Sector 5, Bucharest)

Conference language: English



The Social Work Department of the University of Bucharest is pleased to invite submissions for presentations at the 4th Social Work International Conference (SWIC)  “The Place and Role of Social Work in the 2020s and Beyond” to be held in Bucharest on November 7th-8th, 2019.

The conference invites social work researchers, educators and practitioners to reflect on social work’s role amid rapid societal changes: rising economic inequalities, demographic aging, increasing economic migration and its social effects, the rising number of displaced people, environmental degradation, the growth of technology, etc.

Looking at the recent developments in social work at the level of policy, practice, education and research, what has been social work’s level of success (or, on the contrary, lack of success) in responding to the global socio-economic challenges of present times? In this context, what is social work’s potential for future action toward social wellbeing? What changes must social work undergo to either accommodate or oppose the socio-economic trends of our times?

We welcome scientifically sound and original contributions from researchers, educators, practitioners, and students from social science in the focus areas listed below. Submissions can be empirical, theoretical or practice based. We accept submissions from both experienced researchers/practitioners and undergraduate, master and PhD students.


Focus areas:

The streams of the conference are divided based on the 3 main areas:

  1. The place and role of social work education in the 2020s and beyond
  2. The place and role of social work practice in the 2020s and beyond
  3. The place and role of social work research in the 2020s and beyond


Registration and Instructions for Authors

Presentation types include individual or co-authored papers, poster presentations, and organized workshops. The papers will be selected based on criteria such as compliance with the conference theme, relevance, actuality of the subject.

Abstract submissions should include the following:

  • Title of the presentation
  • Name and affiliation of the author(s)
  • 3-5 keywords

The abstract body should have 300 words or less (maximum 3000 characters) and it is recommended that to follow as much as possible the below structure:

  • Background/Context
  • Research objective
  • Methodology
  • Main results and/or implications for social work education, practice and/or research
  • General conclusion


Registration is now open! To register please fill out the Abstract Submission Form.

The abstract submission deadline is June 20th, 2019   July 30th, 2019

Please see the important dates here.

The full Call for Abstracts is available here.