The 2017 conference is organized under the high patronage of UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, this conference being an opportunity to question the educational challenges throughout life and research in social work, combining the different players involved.
In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity.
The 2017 conference is organized under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, this conference being in line with Council of Europe activities.
In 1949, the Council of Europe was created by ten founding states for the purpose of promoting a common democratic and legal space in Europe, organized around the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on Protection of the individual. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union.