Civil Engagement in Social Work: Developing Global Models
This project aims to examine the role of civil society in supporting vulnerable members of the community within the context of social welfare reform, neoliberal policy and new public management initiatives. Pressures of marketization, austerity and statutory intervention are challenging policies to reducing poverty, social inequality and social exclusion and promoting social cohesion and developing social capital. The project involves EU and associated countries that are undergoing significant social and economic change, namely England, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, whilst non EU countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are newly advanced economic development countries. The project will enhance the understanding and knowledge based models of global sustainable social welfare service delivery.
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
UNIVERSIDADE DE ALICANTE
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
LOYOLA COLLEGE SOCIETY
SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo