We’re looking forward to an excellent conference!

On behalf of IFSW, it is my pleasure to invite all social workers, social service leaders, scientists, researchers and students from all over Europe to attend the European Conference on Social Work 2021. Conference aims to provide space for sharing what works in these changing and uncertain times, in what way social work practice contributes to maintaining and improving resilience in communities, families and individuals.

Since this conference covers very global aspects on social work and social development, from very fundamental issue to practical application, anyone interested in new social challenges should not miss. 

Ana Radulescu – President of International Federation of Social Workers – Europe


Speakers on the IFSW European Conference 2021

We are excited to announce some of the confirmed speakers on the IFSW European Conference 2021


Olivier De Schutter

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Olivier De Schutter is professor at UCLouvain and SciencesPo, and he taught in the past at Columbia University, at UC Berkeley, and at Yale University. He was the UN Special Rapporteur on right to food between 2008 and 2014, and a Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights between 2015 and 2020. He is currently co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. 


Štefica Karačić

President of Croatian Association of Social Workers

Štefica Karačić is social worker, president of Croatian association of Social Workers since 2009 and Head Principal of Home for Elderly and Disabled Persons „ Centar“, Zagreb. Prior working experience in Centre of Social Welfare in city of Zagreb as general director and director of several municipality offices. She is well-recognized member of Croatian social work professional community, very active in advocating social work and improvements in social care system.