„Consequences of globalization and implications for social work practice in Germany and Africa”

Student exchange and workshops from the 8th of December to the 18th in Dortmund, Germany

The effects of globalization are no longer only evident in research analytics but are extending into people’s everyday life. Reports about unethical production, catastrophes because of climate change and an increasing number of refugees are not uncommon among the news.

 To navigate the global role of Social Work in these areas, the three main organizations; International Association of Schools of Social Work, International Council of Social Welfare and International Federation of Social Work developed, in partnership with NGOs, the Global Agenda of Social Work and Social Development in 2012.

 The upcoming workshops and presentations by students from three institutions of higher learning: The University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and Fachhochschule Dortmund (Germany) will explore the four key aspects of the Global Agenda in the context of globalization and Social Work.

  • Promoting Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Globalization and Poverty
  • Working towards Environmental Sustainability
  • Promoting Human Relations and Social Cohesion

Interested visitors are highly welcomed to join the lectures and presentations throughout the week.


 Karoline Brützel und Michael Boecker