The creation of the European Social Work Research Association

Taylor, Brian and Sharland, Elaine (2014) The creation of the European Social Work Research Association. Research on Social Work Practice, 25 (5). pp. 623-627. ISSN 1049-7315

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Abstract

As the social work profession matures, the need for robust knowledge becomes more pressing. Greater coordination is required to develop the research community and an infrastructure to support this nationally and internationally. This article discusses the foundation, in 2014, of the European Social Work Research Association and its roots in the annual European Conference for Social Work Research series since 2011. Discussion focuses on the Association’s context and aims, its principles, developments, and future plans. The initial development of the Association has been very encouraging; it has attracted over 250 members in its initial months, including individuals from 19 of 28 European Union countries, and 3 of 23 European non-EU countries, as well as six countries outside Europe. Continuing efforts are required to encompass the diversity of practice, organization and research, and for the Association to be truly inclusive of social work research and researchers across the whole of Europe.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Yasmin Ali
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 10:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57030

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