Goodbye Dublin, Hello Rimini!

Next Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWESD) will take place in Rimini, Italy from 28 June to 1 July 2020.

The conference will provide an opportunity to bring together educators, academics and practicioners active in the areas of social work, social work education and social development. Its priority theme ”Promoting Human Relationships: Bridging the Future” aims at highlighting a wide range of issues relevant to human well-being, human rights, community and family relationships. The Rimini conference will also feature some outstanding inspirational international speakers.

The city of Rimini, one of Italy’s most famous seaside resorts on the Adriatic coast, a place rich in tradition and culture and well-known as a meeting destination for international conventions, was chosen as the venue for the 2020 Conference. Modern, versatile, technologically sophisticated, yet elegant and comfortable, Palacongressi di Rimini ( has much to offer to the participants of this forthcoming international event, who will explore a concluding topic on the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

The meeting will be organized by the global owners-- the International Association of the Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare, in cooperation with the Italian members of the Local Organizing Committee - Società Italiana di Servizio Sociale, (Trieste), Ass. N.A.S. - Associazione Nazionale Assistenti Sociali, (Roma), Figli del Mondo - Associazione di Promozione Sociale, (Rimini), Fondazione Nazionale del Assistenti Sociali, (Roma).