Our network of university partners is committed to exchange and communication across participating countries for the promotion of global social work education (including fieldwork) and the recognition of best examples of innovative and transformative social work research and practice. The diversity of the Nordic-Baltic region comes with a diversity of issues that are central to social work. The members of our research network are particularly interested in sharing ideas, discussing, and developing social work with the following issues:
The fields of practice in education vary from children, youth and ageing to poverty, unemployment and dissability issues.
The Nordic Baltic region not only has a history of diverse pedagogical methodologies but is also keen to develop and adapt other methodologies to address the various issues that are of increasing urgency and require adapted responses. This networks boasts of members that cover a variety of praxis as well as research methodologies that have a direct impact in practice and in social work education and research.
The arguments and debates around professional social work and ascertaining the future directions of social work remain key issues of discussion in the Nordic Baltic region. Our members are interested in further discussion the following: