Spring School for Master- and PhD Students in Social Work in Europe 2013

The 7th annual International Spring School of Social Work held on 16th-19th April 2013 generated remarkable interest among both students and academics; out of a total 67 participants, 36 were from universities outside the Czech Republic. Besides the Spring School's regular guests from Eichstätt, Cologne and Landshut (Germany), Hertfordshire (UK), Kuopio (Finland), Trnava (Slovakia), Poznań (Poland) and Lille (France), this year's event also featured representatives and students from the Dutch Christian University of Applied Sciences in Ede. The event was again held on the premises of the VŠB–Technical University of Ostrava, to the utmost satisfaction of all involved.

As usual, the main focus of the agenda consisted in the presentation of students' papers based on their doc-toral dissertations or diploma theses, discussions with teachers, group and individual consultations. Students particularly appreciated the opportunity to discuss their work with academics from various countries in an infor-mal, friendly environment and to receive valuable feedback from them.

As in previous years, this year's Spring School was followed by lectures and a workshop held as part of the project “Enlargement and Development of the Research Team at the Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ostrava” (VEDTYM). Lecturers included Prof. Pauli Niemelä from the University of Eastern Finland (Case Studies in Social Work Research) and Dr. Monika Pfaller-Rott from the Catholic University of Eichstätt (The Ethnographic Approach in Social Work Research).

Lectures given by academics
Prof. Pauli Niemelä, FinlandCase Studies in Social Work Research (VEDTYM)
Dr. Monika Pfaller-Rott, GermanyThe Ethnographic Approach in Social Work Research (VEDTYM)
Students' contributions
Malgorzata Kostrzynska, LodzThe process of association-forming in the context of mixed social situations using the example of homelessness
Michaela Hromková, TrnavaQuality of social services in institutional care for people with disabilities
Matea Bucalo, TrnavaSocial integration of Serbs living in the Slovak Republic
Hervé Sergeant, LilleLink between the level of social inclusion of disabled persons and the prob-lem of their ageing (France x Netherlands)
Laure Lienard, LilleRules and regulations in shelters for the homeless: a comparative study be-tween France and the UK
Hayley Ellis, HertfordshireCollaborative working: Where is the research focused?
Markus Rossa, EichstättMeta analysis of European financial education programmes
Kristýna Pešáková, MU BrnoViolence against men in intimate relationships: Stories of male victims
Eva Nedomová, OstravaSocial work and over-indebtedness
Radka Hlaváčová, OstravaPoverty from the point of view of the life cycle
Martin Brezina, OstravaThe effects of vocational training programs on the employability of the un-employed
Irena Buršová, OstravaRoma in France
Lucie Hrubá, OstravaThe development of social care for delinquent youth in the Czech Republic from a historical perspective
Alena Hegerová, OstravaSocial work in institutional health care
Michaela Dihlová, OstravaSocial work responses to changes in society
Zuzana Vontorová, OstravaSolutions of care for the elderly after hospitalization
Gabriela Nytra, OstravaDilemmas in research of widowed elderly people
Aneta Kozáková, OstravaGrandparent kinship care as a subject of social work
K.Marinovová, A.Vaňharová, M.UrbanováTask-centered approaches in social work practice
Marek Mikulec, OstravaThe participative approach - personal experience, difficulties and dilemmas
Eliška Lindovská, OstravaSupported housing models as a case of housing homeless drug users
Klára Chlebusová, OstravaSocial responsibility of large companies - the example of Arcelor Mittal Ostrava, a.s.

Updated: 15. 01. 2018