The second Seminar on the IFSW Europe Project took place in BERLIN 24th, 25th October 2008 at the Psychiatric Clinical Hedwig Krankenhaus, GroBe Hamburger Str. 5-11, 10115 Berlin, with the following participants of these countries:
Croatia: Tatjana Katic Stanic, Petar Škrmeta, Martina Kalčić, Štefica Karačić
Germany: Gabriele Stark Angermaier, Sibylle Kraus, Patrick Brauknoff
Switzerland: Maria Luisa Polli
Portugal: Graça André
Finland: Paivi Makinen
Russia: Antonina Daskina
UK: IFSW Human Rights Commission Ruth Stark
The Germany Association of Social Workers hosted the seminar.
The animator of the session was Gabriele Stark Angermaier and had Ruth Stark as board reporter.
Veronique Barre was Chairing as Executive Member of IFSW Europe.
1.Demographic and organization information
i.Presentation of country project questionnaires
ii.Presentation of country information table
2.Discussion and sharing of Legislation and Regulatory Frameworks that support good standards of social work practice
3.Discussion on Conditions of Work in the various countries that support good standards of social work practice
4.Creating a template which could be the basis for good social work practice - standards for practice
i.Discussion and development of a draft framework for common standards
5.Focused discussion on key issues (each workshop should focus on ONE of the following through a short discussion)
i.Cross border; confidentiality and information sharing; education, training and professional development; service user perspectives
The main discussed points were:
1.Data Comparison of the 7 countries
Inhabitants of the countries
Members in the associations (numbers and kind)
Fields of work
Regulating body for SW, qualifications and for education
2.Discussion around the aim of the workshop
3.What is professional social work?
4.What is important for social work?
Structures and organisations
5.Cross boarder issues
Suggested topic of focus
There was also time to visit the Place of the Venue and for some relaxation with all the participants, as you can see by the pictures that Graça André from Portugal shared with us.
The final report will be provided to all members as soon as possible.
Thanks to all for the great work on the IFSW Europe Project.