International conference from 28.10.- 30.10.2021 LOCAL AND TRANSNATIONAL IN SOCIAL WORK


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Paetzold from the Department of Social Work of the two binational Bachelor's degree programmes (German-Polish/German-Romanian) invited participants to the international symposium.

The first symposium of the DAAD HAW-funded project took place from 28.10.-30.10.2021 at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The starting point for this conference is the long-standing partnerships of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and its Institute of Social Work with the Academy of Gorzow, with the Pontifical University in Krakow and with the West University of Timisoara.

The aim was to link these with more recent partnerships - with the Masurian University in Olsztyn, the Pontifical University of Warsaw, the University of Cluj and the University of Alba Julia. The aim is to give new impetus to the exchange of students and lecturers, cooperation on research issues and also professional exchange in the field of social work.

The lectures were designed in an online format, and a small group of lecturers and students from Gorzow and Krakow as well as Timisoara, and four representatives from Romania participated in Cottbus in presence.

The conference is part of a DAAD funding project for the field of social work at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg ("HAW International"), which began at the end of 2019 and is planned to run until autumn 2023. One such conference (at a different university each time) is to take place every year."

For more information, see below:

Programme of the symposium German/Romanian/Polish.

Impressions and feedback: "Three days - four languages. A mix of Romanian, Polish, German and English could be heard at the BTU from Oct. 28th to 30th, 2021. We were allowed to... "  more (S. Göbel, student at BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg)

"Ms. Adriana Stănescu, Ambassador of Romania in Germany, welcomed the organisation of this international conference and pointed out the paradigmatic model of the initiative of the University of Cottbus, which, through its relations with partners in Poland and Romania, provides an example of cooperation in the provision of enhanced social services, in direct accordance with the objective of the European Pillar of Social Rights, which is strongly supported by EU citizens."  more (Adriana Stănescu, Romanian Embassy Berlin)

"Together with the Rev. Dr. Lukasz Marczak of the Pontifical University of Krakow (Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie), social work students travelled to Cottbus to participate in the international conference of the Brandenburg University of Technology. The three-day long event" ...  more (Dr. Łukasz Marczak, Pontifical University of Krakow)