A new SocNet98 book: Methods and Methodologies of Social Work

In October 2018, the third SocNet book volume under the title “Methods and Methodologies of Social Work” has been published. The book is edited by Christian Spatscheck, Sara Ashencaen Crabtree and Jonathan Parker. Further information can be gained at the book page at Whiting & Birch Publishers.

We are looking forward to this third Socnet98 volume.

Around the SocNet 98 International University Weeks, so far two book volumes have been published in the Whiting Birch Series Critical Studies in Socio-Cultural Diversity.


SocNet98 Coordinators Meeting 2017 in Groningen

The last SocNet98 coordinators’ meeting took place between 1 and 3 November 2017 at the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen.

Thanks for a great meeting and a special thank to Renee Hesse and Jelco Caro from the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, School for Social Studies, for organising and hosting this event.

EASSW conference 2017 in Paris

The EASSW – European Association of Schools of Social work holds its 2017 conference under the theme “Social Work Education in Europe: Challenging Boundaries, Promoting a Sustainable Future”

The conference will take place in Paris, France, at Universit Paris Descartes from 26 – 29 June 2017.

Find out more at the EASSW webpage here.

European Conference of Social Work Research 2017 in Aalborg

Under the theme “Challenges in social work research conflicts, barriers and possibilities in relation to social work” the seventh European Conference for Social Work Research of ESWRA – European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) takes place at Aalborg University, Denmark, from 19 – 21 April 2017.

Further information on the conference can be found on the conference webpage at: www.ecswr2017.dk

Please take pictures during the IUWs and send them to us!

Message for the participants to one of the 4 IUWs coming soon…

If you have one or more pictures you want to share on this website, don’t hesitate to send them to europe@eests.org, that will be a pleasure to put them in our gallery! Do not forget that you cannot put the picture of anyone on the internet, you must get the authorization from the concerned person.

Our website throughout the world :)

More and more persons are coming on our website every week, thank you every one !

We have a total of 160 visitors ; and 70% of them come back on the website ūüôā As you can see on the image underneath, we have viewers from the 5 continents! Japan, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Egypt, Brasil, USA, European countries…

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Groningen (Netherlands): international Master Exchange event – May 31st till June 4th, 2015.

The main theme is: ‚ÄúHighlights and new developments in European Social Work‚ÄĚ. Please find the leaflet with more information on the event, and the preliminary programme details:

Preliminary programme Master Exchange 2015 and Leaflet Master Exchange 2015

You can already apply  through this link:    Application form

Groningen (Netherlands): an English Exchange Semester starting next September

Capability Approach 


Resilience, realising one’s own potential, self-reliance, these are some of the concepts behind this semester which are sure to appeal to students of psychology and social work. The capability approach has grown out in the last 20 years into a new paradigm that is relevant to social scientists. For psychologists and social workers it has been used in helping clients to (re) connect with the labour market (employability) and thus social inclusion.


Students will get a hands-on learning experience in ways to help clients be empowered to navigate the pathway (back) to greater inclusion, whether this means finding employment or participating in society in non-salaried activities.

More information here : Capability Approach A5 17_2_2015