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SWSD 2018 - Call for Papers: Now Open

  • 05 Jul 2017

We're delighted to announce that you can now submit a paper for the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018.

SWSD 2018 will explore the theme 'Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Society', with a particular emphasis on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We will be seeking abstracts relevant to the following themes:

  1. Linking Environmental and Sustainable Development
  2. Role of Social Workers in fulfilling the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Income, wellbeing, employment and poverty
  4. Relationship-based practice: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships
  5. Evidence informed interventions
  6. Strengthening education to meet the needs of communities
  7. Identity, discrimination and social exclusion
  8. Community development and social enterprise
  9. Health, mental health and disability
  10. Conflict, violence, migration and human trafficking
  11. Engagement with people who use services
  12. Rights of Families and Children
  13. Life Span Perspectives and Issues
  14. Ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services*
  15. Women's Issues Focused Stream **

* The technology-related theme will be organized by husITa and form part of the #husITa18 stream of human service technology presentations within the conference. If you wish your presentation to be made as part of #husITa18 please select theme No.14 when submitting your abstract. To find out more about #husITa18 and other human service technology related activities – please click here.

** The Women's Issues Focused Stream will be organized by the Women's Committee of the International Association of Schools of Social Work. If you wish your presentation to be made as part of this Stream select theme No.15 when submitting your abstract. Papers relating to gender, feminism and women's issues are not restricted to this stream and can be submitted under any of the other themes as appropriate also. To find out more about the Women's Issues Focused Stream please click here.

We are accepting abstracts for:

  • Oral
  • Short
  • Presentation (6 min, Pecha Kucha style)
  • Poster
  • Workshop
  • Symposium


Please read this information carefully before proceeding to the online submission form. You can access the guidelines by clicking here.


Submissions accepted from: June 2017

Submission deadline: Wednesday 1st November – midnight UK time

Abstracts notifications: January 2018