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Conference theme ​​​​​

Deinstitutionalising social work: rethinking logics of research and practice

 

The TiSSA Plenum is the annual meeting of academics and professionals from all over the world. Based on the constitutive aims and perspectives, each Plenum deals with one central issue for contemporary social work on a global scale. Plenary sessions, panel debates and working groups excite serious but lively discussions. The Plenum is born by the inquisitiveness and engagement of the participants, which realise each program by their papers and statements and vitalise the idea of a cross-national network of social professions. More on the conference theme can be found here

 

The deadline for submitting abstracts has passed, but registration to attend the conference is still possible! 

 

PhD - Pre Conference

When: August 23 - August 25, 2024

For who: doctoral candidates

Abstract: max. 4000 characters, including introduction to research question(s), methodological framework, results, brief discussion and questions for supervisory panel.

Participation: only when your abstract is accepted

Deadline for submission: passed since May 15, 2024

Registration and payment: see the registration section 

 

The PhD - Pre Conference provides a unique opportunity for doctoral candidates who conduct research in the overall field of social services and related social problems to present their results or work in progress. A board of professors of international standing will form a panel to comment on the presentations and will be available for any further guidance. The 2024 supervisors are: 

 

  • Jim Campbell
  • Anna Gupta
  • Onno Husen
  • Emily Keddell
  • Christian Kjeldsen
  • Anna Odrowaz-Coates 
  • Anna-Lena Rademaker
  • Griet Roets 
  • Rudi Roose
  • Shachar Timor-Shlevin
  • Martin Wagener

The PhD - Pre Conference therefore offers a very valuable and exceptional occasion to engage in comprehensive networking with colleagues from other European and non-European countries. Important to emphasize is that the PhD - Pre Conference is only accessible for doctoral candidates and is open for broad topics concerning social work that are not directly linked to the central topic of this years' conference. Presentations will be limited to maximum 20 minutes.

 

Plenum Conference

When: August 26 - August 28, 2024

For who: academics (researchers, PhD candidates), practitioners, policy makers and students

Abstract: max. 4000 characters for individual presentations and 8000 characters for symposia

Participation: allowed without submission of abstract

Deadline for submission: passed since May 15, 2024

Registration and payment: see the registration section 

 

The TiSSA Plenum Conference  provides a unique opportunity for academics and non-academics from all over Europe who conduct research in the overall field of social services and related social problems to present their results reflecting practical experiences, empirical research, theoretical concerns and/or examples of resistance, conflict and alternates.

 

Information about submitting your paper

The 20th TiSSA PhD - Pre and Plenum Conference  accept both individual papers and symposia submissions.

 

The deadline for submitting abstracts has passed, but registration to attend the conference is still possible! 

 

Individual papers will be organised into thematic sessions if possible, and each accepted paper will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 minutes for audience discussion and reflection. Individual paper submissions should include a proposal of no more than 4000 characters or less, outlining the research question(s), methods, results, brief discussion, and implications. Conceptual and theoretical papers do not need to follow this structure and do not require a reference list.

 

Symposium submissions should include three to four papers on the same topic that will be presented in the same session. The submission should include an overall abstract of 8000 characters or less outlining the symposium theme and its importance, and an abstract of 3000 characters or less for each symposium paper. In the field of ‘Title of the abstract’, please type the title of the symposium. Preference will be given to symposia that demonstrate cohesiveness across presentations and that are strongly linked to the central theme of the conference. Symposia will be accepted or rejected as a whole, not in parts.

 

Conference venue: 

​​​​​​University of West Attica, Conference Center in the Ancient Olive Grove Campus:

 

250 Thivon & P. Ralli str,
Egaleo Postal code 12241, Athens

 

See the the accomodation section for more information! 

 

Chair of TiSSA: Prof. dr. Rudi Roose

Secretary of TiSSA:  Dries Cautreels