Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

IFSW European Conference on Social Work 2021


Monday 11th Oct to Wednesday 13th Oct 2021


Online and Zagreb, Croatia



IFSW member 120e, Non-member 145e, HUSR Croatia member 95e, Student registration 40e, Standard late registration 145e


IFSW Europe and Croatian Association of Social Workers

The conference is open to all social workers, practitioners, and academics, students, users, interested in sharing, discussing, and developing the social work profession. The call for oral presentation, symposia sessions, and workshops is open to all social work professionals working in different fields of practice willing to share their expertise and experience, inventive, creative, collaborative practice models and interventions.

The 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 in psychosocial risk, human rights, and social cohesion. Education of social workers and building competencies from a lifelong perspective is also very important to social work development.

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Workshops, Conferences & Other Events

What would you like to attend?

We are eager to offer a full calendar of online and in-person workshops, conferences, lectures and discussion groups.  We are really keen to hear from people who have something to share with our audience.  We would like to hear from you about ideas for an event.

Do you know someone who might like to present to a GAPS audience? Is that you?


Writing for the GAPS Website

Do you have an idea for a short article you could write for GAPS?  We warmly invite those involved in social work practice and educators to think about what they would like to say to an audience with an interest in systemic thinking and therapeutic and relationship-based social work practice.

Our aim is to bridge the gap between practice and academic writing whilst opening up spaces for contemplation and stimulating discussion.

We encourage practitioners, educators and researchers to propose articles of 1,000 words or more for publication on this site and for discussion among our community.

We offer an authors' fee of £400 per article.