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ICSW International Seminar:  The role of ICTs for social inclusion and social welfare

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May 2021, 12 and 19

The purpose of the international seminar “The rol of ICTs for social inclusion and social welfare” is to explore a key phenomenon that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis: the digitalization of our societies. And also one of its effects: the need to design inclusive social policies in a digital environment. Without digitalization there can be no inclusion, and the digitalization model we are implementing in our welfare systems will have lasting consequences. Digitalization represents a collective, global challenge that will redefine the relationships between users, professionals and the administrations or companies that provide welfare services.

 

The importance of this issue has led the United Nations Commission for Social Development to organize its 59th session around the theme “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”. The ICSW organized a side-event related to this 59th session, titled “Social inclusion through digital inclusion in the context of sustainable development: trends and challenges”.

This session highlighted the need to delve into some key problems for social welfare, which are generated in the process of digitization of our societies.

The objective of this international seminar is precisely to address these problems and challenges in greater depth. To do this, taking advantage of the potential of ICSW as a global NGO, experts from different countries participate in this seminar, allowing a global dialogue on ICTs and social welfare. Within our long tradition of mutual collaboration, this seminar also has the support of the IASSW, the KNCSW and the UNED.

 

In the field of digital inclusion, some key issues are as follows: Firstly, the protection of citizens' rights, which are increasingly being decided in the digital sphere. Secondly, the services we provide. Thirdly, digital rights, digital intervention and digital skills: the digital world requires specific training in digital skills. Fourthly, the need to value the scientific and expert knowledge of scientists, including social scientists, and of course of social workers. In a context marked by the existence of a populist wave, radicalization, fake news and the questioning of scientists and experts, it is necessary to emphasize the importance of the right to rigorous information, to a professional evaluation based on expert knowledge and science, including social sciences.

The objective of this international seminar is precisely to address these problems and challenges in greater depth, analyzing the rol fo ICTs for social inclusion and social welfare, and country cases of successful ICT application in the field of social welfare. To do this, taking advantage of the potential of ICSW as a global NGO, experts from different countries participate in this seminar, allowing a global dialogue on ICTs and social welfare.

Dates and places
From May, 12th 2021 to May, 19th 2021


Program
May 12: The key issues in the role of ICTs for social inclusion and social welfare
 
Time: 12:00-15:20 Central European Time - Madrid
  
Opening session of the international seminar:
President Dr. Suh and the Rector of the UNED (10 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Promoting digital inclusion: intergenerational aspects
Sergei Zelenev, ICSW Special Representative at UN, USA (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Social Welfare and Inclusion in Digital Societies. Surveillance, Datacapitalism and COVID19
Chaime Marcuello, University of Zaragoza, Spain (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Integrating Equity into Digital Mental Health Interventions
Adrian Aguilera, UC Berkeley, USA (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: ICTs, public participation and social inclusion: trends and challenges in a digital society
Marta Lora-Tamayo, UNED, Spain (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Manifesting an inclusive society: using universal design theory with ICT to supercharge empowerment and participation of marginalised populations
Gloria Kirwan, Maynooth University, Ireland (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Digital Social Work: strategies to incorporate digital media into practice and research
Joaquín Castillo de Mesa, University of Malaga, Spain (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Social inclusion, social networks and community social work
Jorge M. Ferreira, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Greater Access and Strategies for the Future of Online Social work Education
Tan Ngoh Tiong, SR Nathan School of Human Development, Singapore University of Social Sciences (20 minutes)
 
Round table:
Sergei Zelenev (ICSW Special Representative at UN)
Antonio López Peláez (ICSW Executive Director)
María Inés Martínez (University of Essex)
 
 
May 19: Country cases of successful ICT application in the field of social welfare
 
Time: 12:00-15:20 Central European Time - Madrid 
 
Main Conference: ICTs and digital social work: the case of Spain
Antonio López Peláez, UNED – ICSW, Spain (20 minutes)
 
Main Conference: Cases of ICT application in the field of social welfare in Korea
Park Young Ra,n University of Gangnam, Republic of Korea (20 minutes)
 
Main conference: Cases of ICT applications in Taiwan for smart living and social welfare.
Wen-Shan Lin, Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (20 minutes)   
 
Main conference: The leap forward in ICT applications in social welfare sector of HK: Opportunities and impacts
Wong Yu-Cheung, Felizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciences of Caritas Higher Institute of Education, Hong Kong (20 minutes)
 
Main conference: Digital Practice for the Social Welfare Workforce in the Global South - A Case of Zimbabwe
Deputy Team Leader, Consultancy for the Development of a National Alternative Care Policy Framework Including Minimum Standards for Zimbabwe for the Department of Social Welfare, Zimbabue (20 minutes)
 
Main conference: ICT and social media: how to avoid social exclusion?
Amine Mounir, Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Morocco (20 minutes)
 
Main conference: ICT enabled delivery of Social Welfare in the state of Maharashtra
Ayush Prasad, IAS, Chief Executive Officer of Pune District Council, India (20 minutes)
 
Main conference: Information and Communication Technologies in the Brazil´ Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS): right to inclusion
Márcia Lopes, State University of Londrina – UEL, Brasil (20 minutes)
  
Round table:
Sergei Zelenev (ICSW Special Representative at UN)
Antonio López Peláez (ICSW Executive Director)
María Inés Martínez (University of Essex)
Attendance
Live online assistance, no need to go to the center.
Enrollment

To enroll in the conference, click on the "Online enrollment" button located below the price table (20EUR). 

This conference is a free-fee conference for ICSW members and IASSW members.

Para matricularse en el curso, pinche sobre el botón "Matrícula online" situado debajo de la tabla de precios.

  IASSW members ICSW members Ordinary enrolment
FeeFreeFree20 €
Coordinated by
Antonio López Peláez (ICSW/UNED)
Dr. Suh Sang-Mok (ICSW)
Sergei Zelenev (ICSW)
Comité Científico
Yolanda M. de la Fuente
University of Jaén, Spain
Jerry Floersch
Rutgers University, USA
Neil Gibert
UC Berkeley, USA
Héctor L. Díaz
New México State University, USA
Jeffrey Longhofer
Rutgers University, USA
PK Shajahan,
Vice-President ICSW, India
Organizing Committee
Antonio López Peláez
Catedrático de Trabajo Social y Servicios Sociales de la UNED / ICSW Executive Director
Dr. Suh Sang-Mok -  President
ICSW President
Dr. René Schegg
ICSW Special Representative to the United Nations in Geneva
Dr. Sergei Zelenev
ICSW Special Representative to the United Nations in New York
Asesor técnico
Maria-Inés Martinez Herrero
Social Work professor at University of Essex
Methodology
The duration of this event will be 200 minutes per session. During the speakers’ interventions, there will be an open chat to encourage participation. The main questions will be addressed during the round table that will conclude each session.
Those registered and participating in the side event will receive the corresponding accreditation diploma from the Fundación UNED The course will be taught entirely on-line, with the methodology and platforms of the National University of Distance Education through the UNED Foundation, and the support of the KCSW.
Collaborates

Organizers

Fundación UNED
ICSW
IASSW

Sponsors

Korea National Council on Social Welfare
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Fundación UNED
Guzmán el Bueno, 133 - Edificio Germania, 1ª planta
28003 Madrid Madrid
rperezh@fundacion.uned.es
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