Social Policies and Social Work for Social and Environmental Justice Approaches and Challenges in an International Perspective

Monday 21 June 2021, 10:30 – 13:30
Blended Seminar
Physical Venue: Auditorium Le Benedettine, Piazza S. Paolo a Ripa D’Arno, 16, Pisa
Virtual Venue: (info here; no need to register)

In the last years the transition toward a sustainable welfare has been endorsed by several social, economic and institutional actors. Nevertheless, a real ecological transition requires new approaches in social policies and social work, a deeper understanding of the environmental crisis and significant degree of social mobilization and institutional entrepreneurship. The Seminar aims at exploring the possible role of social work(ers) in the ecological transition: Is there a room for social work in the debate on sustainable welfare? How can social workers contribute in developing eco-social policies while promoting the transition? Are they considering environmental issues, risks and inequalities in their longstanding quest for justice? The seminar faces these questions in an international perspective by interconnecting the debates about sustainable welfare, green and ecological social work, and the policy engagement of social workers.

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