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World Social Work Day Event DUBLIN

  • 3/4 Foster Place, Trinity College
  • 3.30 registration, Event 4 - 6
  • 15 Mar 2016

Price €Free but booking is essential

Join the IASW, Trinity College Dublin School of Social Work and Social Policy and University College Dublin School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in celebrating World Social Work Day 2016!


This year’s theme is “Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples”. We hope that social workers will take the opportunity to join us for lively discussions on this topic and to take some time for refreshments and a relaxed chat!

We encourage anyone who is interested in attending to register so that we can have a rough idea of numbers for the refreshments. If you can join us for a half an hour, an hour or for the whole event, you are most welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Tuesday, March 15th 2016.

Time: 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Venue:  3/4 Foster Place, off College Green, Dublin 2 (directions here:

Price: Free but booking is essential


The agenda for the event is as follows:

3.30 – 4.00pm:  Registration and Reception.

4.00 – 4.10pm: Welcome Address by Donal O’Malley, Chairperson of the IASW

4.10 – 4.20pm: Address by Trevor Spratt, Trinity Children’s Research Centre

4.20 – 4.30pm: Address from Sarah Donnelly, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD

4.30 – 5.30pm: World Café

Topics in the World Café will include discussing how social workers promote the dignity and worth of peoples in the following areas:

  • Social action,
  • Human rights,
  • Housing,
  • Migrant communities.

5.30 – 5.45pm: Feedback from facilitators on the World Café discussions.

5.45 – 6.00pm: Open discussion and action planning.


The World Café is a creative process for facilitating collaborative dialogue and the sharing of knowledge and ideas to create a living network of conversation and action. In this process a café ambiance is created, in which participants discuss a question or issue in small groups around the café tables. At regular intervals the participants move to a new table. One table host remains and summarises the previous conversation to the new table guests. Thus the proceeding conversations are cross-fertilised with the ideas generated in former conversations with other participants. At the end of the process the main ideas are summarised in a plenary session and follow-up possibilities are discussed.


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