Department of Social Work of Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Tirana) in collaboration with the sisters departments of University of Shkodra and Elbasan, hosted the International Conference on the "ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION IN ALBANIA" in October 25-26, 2017.
The goal of the conference was to explore, develop and promote different approaches of academic and scientific research to build bridges of collaboration between social work professionals in Albania, Europe and beyond. It was focused on main pillars of social work in Albania respectively: practice with children, in health, education, social welfare and justice.
During the two days of the conference, alongside the plenary sessions, 9 workshops were organised focused on the following themes: Order of the Social Workers, Towards Disability Actions, Alternative Care, Social Care and State politics, Social Work in Justice System, SW Practice with Children and Families, SW education standards in Albania, An Equal Gender World and Health Care - Wellbeing and Social Welfare in Albania.
For each of these thematics a set of conclusions and recommendations were drawn which in the upcoming days will be consolidated and afterwards delivered to the policy and decision making institutions for considerations.