International Spring School of Social Work in Europe 2017 for Master’s and doctoral students

The 11th International Spring School of Social Work was held from 4–7 April 2017 at the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava campus. The event featured a total of 57 participants, of whom 40 were from universities outside the Czech Republic – Eichstätt, Landshut, Koblenz, Bremen (Germany), Hertfordshire (UK), Kuopio (Finland), Trnava (Slovakia), Lille (France), Dornbirn (Austria), and Łódź (Poland). We also welcomed students from Italy, Moscow, Portugal, Rwanda and Turkey.

The programme focused mainly on students’ presentations based on their Master’s or doctoral dissertations, accompanied by discussions with academics, group and individual consultations. The students welcomed the feedback from the academics and the opportunity to discuss the topics of their dissertations with experts from various countries in an informal and supportive environment. As part of the accompanying programme, participants had the opportunity to enjoy an English-language performance of the opera The Rape of Lucretia.

As in previous years, the programme included 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’ (currently in its sustainability phase). The workshop took the form of a research afternoon featuring Prof. Mariusz Granosik from Poland on the topic ‘Research in social work – grounded theory’.

Lectures by academics
Baum Detlef, prof. Urban sociological accesses to Social Work
Granosik Mariusz, prof. Workshop: SW Research. Grounded Theory
Student presentations
Alexandra Witaschek, Eichstätt Cooperation between parents of bilingual children and early education andcare centres
Selensky Natalja, Landshut Elderly substance abusers: A theme and mandate for Clinical Social Work?
Redlich Chrishelle, Hatfield How does newspaper representation of social work with children and families affect contemporary practice?
Marron Stephen, Hatfield The Troubled Families Programme: A Systematic Literature Review
Sibanda Bongeka, Hatfield An Absence of Integration for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the United
Kingdom: A Social Work Problem?
Safsaf Ketoma, Lille Elderly people to stay at home: What is the accessibility?
Feller Stanieková Petra, Ostrava A Drug-Addicted Mother: Reflection of Social Work Intervention
Stanková Zuzana, Ostrava Situational analysis of sources of help for people living in socially excluded localities in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Bjelončíková Monika, Ostrava Social Work and Social Consequences of Life with HIV/AIDS
Polochová Tereza, Ostrava Theory and methods of social work with adolescents who leave foster care
Gřundělová Barbora, Ostrava The Construction of Gender Meanings by Social Workers of the Social Activation Service for Families with Children
Chapelet Mathilde, Bordeaux Alcoholic social relationships - research document
Isirabahenda Gonzague, Cluj Critical analysis of the under-representation of women in high decision making positions in social service organizations
Ulčáková Šárka, Ostrava Social Work in Italian Social Cooperatives
Aurélien Charlet, Lille Unaccompanied Minors

Updated: 07. 11. 2017