Civil Engagement in Social Work: Developing Global Models
Resume

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.

Start Date
2013-05-27
End Date
2016-05-26
External Partners
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
KOCAELI UNIVERSITESI
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
LOYOLA COLLEGE SOCIETY
SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Data from Ciência-IUL
ISCTE FCT Portugal
W3C