If the idea of a genuinely Social Europe is still considered radical, then social workers should be

2015 has certainly been an extraordinary year for social work in Europe. Never before, since the second world war, did European societies simultaneously face so many issues fundamentally challenging our thinking about 'Europe' as a political, cultural and social entity. This was certainly a vastly contradictory process that saw the emergence of both the Politics of Despair and the Politics of Hope. The former was primarily represented in the rise of nationalist parties, the g

Why I am running for President of the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW)

Social Work Education in Europe is at the crossroads. The gradual erosion of the welfare state and the perpetuation of policies of austerity, have put social work education under unprecedented pressure. The landscape within which social work educators, researchers and students operate has changed dramatically over the last ten years. In most European countries social work education and research has been severely affected by chronic underfunding. Nevertheless, we, at the EASSW