Tuesday, October 27, 2009


The conference in Copenhagen, closely linked to the UN meeting in Copenhagen in December on Climate, aims at discussing the Global climate changes’ impact on social work.

The Conference is organised and hosted by IFSW, ICSW and IASSW under the title:

Connecting Climate to social Change, Practice and Training

The conference takes place Thursday the 10th December 2009.
Venue: University College Metropol, Den sociale Højskole, Kronprinsessegade 35, 2000 Frederiksberg (Copenhagen).


09.00 – 10.00 Registration and conference fee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome Addresses
Dean Thomas Braun, Copenhagen College of Social Work
10.15 – 10.30 Opening Keynote
Knud Vilby, Chairperson, Danish Council on Social Welfare
10.30 – 11.15 Climate Development and Consequences since Koyoto – an image of the present situation
Director Kanni Wignaraja, UNDP, Capacity Development Group, Development Policies (BDP)
(confirmed, Keynote speaker can change)
11.15 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.30 Perspective on Social Changes and Disasters
Dr. Lena Dominelli, Durham University, UK
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.00 Migration and Poverty related to Climate
Lecturer Gordon Vincenti, VIA University College, Århus, DK
14.00 – 14.45 Climate Changes and Changes of Life Conditions
Country Director Farah Kabir, ActionAid Bangladesh
(confirmed, Keynote speaker can change)
14.45 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 16.30 Panel Discussion:
Chair: Lena Dominelli and Helle Strauss - IASSW, Eva Herstrøm - ICSW & Nicolai Paulsen - ISFW

Conference language: English

Danish Council on Social Welfare (Socialpolitisk Forening)
Strandgade 6, st., 1401 København K.
Mail: socpolfo@post.tele.dk. Telephone 35 82 83 50

Registration dead-line: Monday the 7th December 2009

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