A total of 110 students and lecturers participated in the International Days in Social Work at the FH Upper Austria Linz Campus in June: 73 students and lecturers from the field of social work from 12 countries and 37 students from the in-house master's degree programme Social Work. The largest foreign student groups came from Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and Canada.
21 lectures and workshops took place, covering a wide range of different areas of social work. The World Café was especially well received on the first day with a presentation of all universities and countries including regional specialties.
The visitors also showed great interest in site visits such as the Center for Violence Protection, Child and Youth Services, Integration Office Linz or LENA.
During the second week an additional programme for guests from the US and Canada was organised - 14 students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 5 students from the Nova Scotia Community College and two lectors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Helen Bader's School of Social Welfare. There is a long-standing partnership with this university, this year the 10th anniversary of this summer school has already been celebrated. There were students with a focus on social work and partly criminology. Highlights during this week were visits to the Garsten Prison and the Linz Police Department, as well as visits to various social institutions such as SOS Human Rights, Streetwork and Caritas Wärmestube.