* The impact of neoliberalism, marketisation and managerialism on Social Work and Social Pedagogy

* The links between social work and social movements

*The importnace and significance of local social work traditions

* Alternative interpretations and practices of social work across the globe and how this affects our understandings of “international social work”

* Encouragement of an inclusive debate about the future direction of social work, involving social work academics, practitioners, students, service users and representative organisations (both professional and trade union)

If you wish to send us comments, articles, news, pictures and videos about the state of social work in your country please contact Vassilis Ioakimidis .We encourage contributions in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, Hindu/ Tamil and Italian. It would be useful if contributions are accompanied by a very brief abstract in English.

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We want to develop a network of service users, practicitioners, academics and students to support radical and progressive social work. We need a social work that is ready to challenge oppressive practice, that means working collectively across the country and internationally to advance Social Work.