World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day 2021

Open Online Webinar

Social Work and the Pandemic

Tuesday 16.3.2021
WHEN: 12.00-15.00 Swedish Time (CET) &
13.00-16.00 Finnish time (EET)
WHERE: Online via Zoom 


In celebration of of World Social Work Day, you are invited to an online webinar highlighting social work research and education in times of a global pandemic.

Current international research is presented and students from the Nordic countries reflect about their experiences of social work education.

Invited speakers include

Dr Vincent Mabvurira, North-West University, South Africa
Dr Lenore Manderson, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Dr Paula McFadden, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Dr Kris Clarke, University of Helsinki, Finland
PANDA research group, University of Lapland, Finland

Programme and Keynote Spekers
wswd2021 updated program 210315.pdf
wswd2021 keynote bios v2.pdf

Who can join in?
This is an open webinar. We welcome social workers, social work students and academics from different countries to the webinar! No registration needed.

However, it might be worth to note that only 300 first attendees are allowed to Zoom. So be there on time to reserve your front row seat

We will record all keynote speakers' presentations. Recordings will be available on this webpage a few days after the webinar until 31.3.2021.


  • The Finnish National University Network Sosnet
  • Nordplus Network for Knowledge Production in Social Work and
  • The University of Lapland.