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Urban diversities – challenges for social work

Urban diversities – challenges for social work

The project Urban diversities – challenges for social work involves 5 European universities in urban areas. Today’s European cities are more diverse than ever. Immigration, socio-economic inequality, increasing diversity of identities, activities, mobility and lifestyles, all contribute to a state of superdiversity. This demands the particular attention and competences of social workers.

The project aims at developing and implementing a ‘blended learning course’ that strengthens the capabilities of (future) social professionals to intervene in situations that involve urban tensions and complexities. By linking education, practice and applied research through community-service learning and transnational learning, this project contributes to innovation in social work education and practice.

Read more about urban challenges in some neighborhoods: Social Work and Challenges of Urban Diversity 2020 .