European Journal of Social Work

European Journal

The European Journal of Social Work provides a forum for the social professions in all parts of Europe and beyond. It analyses and promotes European and international developments in social work, social policy, social service institutions, and strategies for social change by publishing refereed papers on contemporary key issues. Contributions include theoretical debates, empirical studies, research notes, country perspectives, and reviews. It maintains an interdisciplinary perspective which recognises positively the diversity of cultural and conceptual traditions in which the social professions of Europe are grounded. In particular it examines emerging European paradigms in methodology and comparative analysis.

The European Journal of Social Work is committed to the idea that the social professions have to respond to globalisation and the decline of existing welfare regimes in a critical, informed, and independent manner. It regards itself as a vehicle for their active contribution to the creation of a Social Europe. The specific competence of the social professions promotes practice based on justice and the recognition of human rights and thereby seeks to eliminate discrimination, racism and exclusion. The editorial board welcomes papers of high quality dealing with local, national, European, or international issues which advance this discourse.