Congress in Moscow 7th and 8th October

From Antonina Dashkina – President of the Union of social of workers and social pedagogues of Russia:

Dear colleagues!

Union of social of workers and social pedagogues of Russia would like to inform you about Congress of social workers and social pedagogues which will take place 7-8 October of 2014 in Moscow. Congress of social workers and social pedagogues is organized every 4 years, it has much bigger format than Forums (organized every year) or conference and usually helps to raise profile of the profession.

Usually the Congress hosts up to 1000 participants from all areas of Russia including the most remote ones (we in our country have 85 subjects of the Federation).

This year the event is very important. Hopefully we will have an honor to have at the Congress members of the IFSW and AIEJI Boards, other social workers from all over the world.

You can arrive to Moscow 6th of October, spend 2 days working at the Congress and to have one day – 9th of October for sightseeing in Moscow.

The conference fee is 250 Euros per person ( includes transfer from and to the airport, 2 lunches, sightseeing tour, services of interpreters, support with visa invitation)

Please consider this invitation. Your participation at the Congress is very important for Russia Social Work

With respect

Antonina Dashkina, President of the Union

Тел./факс: (499) 766-94-63



Please see:

Draft Programme

 IV Congress of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues of Russia

“Social Welfare, Human Rights and Dignity: the role of social

services, socially-oriented NGOs and business”.

 Dates: 7- 8 October, 2014


  7th October

 Time – 11.00 – 16.00

 Eleven workshops will be organized on the 7th of October to allow participants to discuss issues in groups. The Code of Ethics of the social workers and social pedagogues will be discussed at each of the workshops along with the declared topics.


 1. The new Federal Law of the Russia on development the social services for citizens in the Russian Federation: potentials of the law in a context of structural changes in social sphere, problems of its specification in different regions in the Russian Federation.

Venue: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

 2. Federal Programme of Russian Federation   “Accessibility for disabled people in Russia: implementation, challenges and achievements”.

Venue: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

 3. Social protection of families, motherhood and childhood – modern approaches.

Venue:Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

 4. Independent evaluation and assessment of the social services: quality control, rating of social institutions, mechanism for non-profit and public organizations involvement.

Venue: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

 5. “The National Strategy for Action for Children 2012 – 2017” – regional experience

Venue: The Foundation for Supporting Children in Difficult Situations

6. Boards of Trustees in all social institutions of Russia as a new mechanism of public participation, control and improving quality of the services for vulnerable groups.

Venue: The Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

 7. Action Plan of the Council of Europe to promote the rights and participation of people with disabilities in everyday life activities – discussion on the implementation, the role of NGOs and volunteers and challenges in the employment of people with disabilities.

Venue: Council of Europe Office in the Russian Federation

 8. The National standards of professional qualifications and professional competence in social sphere.

Venue: Institute of Advanced Training for Specialists in the Social Sphere

 9. Professional Education in the Social Sphere: experience and perspectives of development

Venue: The Russian State Social University

 10. Regional models of the development of social pedagogy: improving the status and prestige of the profession.

Venue: The Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

 11. Promoting competition and expansion of socially orientated NGOs and busenesses on the market of social services.

Venue: Office of the Public organization “Business Russia”


8th October

Time – 10.00 – 18.00                     

Plenary Session of the Congress 

Expected speakers

First part of the day

Prime-Minister of Russian Federation Mr Dmitry Medvedev

Minister of Labour and Social protection of Russian Federation Mr Maxim Topilin

Members of Russian Parliament

Members of Federal Council

General Secretary of IFSW Dr Rory Truell ( Switzerland)

President of International Association of Social Pedagogues Benny Andersen ( Denmark )

Rector of Global School for social work Prof Tiong Tan Singapore

Second part of the day

Presentation on outcomes of the workshops

Heads of the workshop groups

Closing ceremony

Venue: Column Hall of the House of Unions, B. Dmitrovka, 1

 House of Unions – one of the historical landmarks of the capital, classical building. Built in the XVIII century, it looks great today. Architect talent, skill builders and anxious care about this miracle of architecture and allow now consider this old manor jewel of historic Moscow, fitting into a modern city

Gorgeous interiors, the atmosphere of this antiquity, convenient location in the city centre are attracting new fans of true beauty. Halls of the House of Unions remember the greatest masters of the world stage, prominent figures in politics, science and culture.

House of Unions is only five minite walk from the Red Square

Please see about registration below:

Registration form (to be sent to me, Antonina Dashkin: )

  • Your name and family name.
  • Citizenship :
  • Country of residence :
  • Date of birth :
  • Place of birth :
  • Sex – male, female :
  • Number of your passport and date of issue:
  • Date of expiry of your passport:
  • Place of work ( address, tel., fax, e-mail, full name of your company);
  • The aim of the visit : Congress of social workers and social pedagogues of Russia, Moscow
  • Date when you will enter and will leave Russia :
  • Place where you will collect your visa ( city where there is a Russian Consulate):

To have your official invitation from the Russian government please sent us filled form and copy of your passport (the page with photo and your name )

2 weeks before your travel Russian Consulate of your country will get a telex number  ( the number and confirmation will be sent to me as well ) which is in fact is confirmation of your invitation.

You then may go to the Consulate with the prepared documents necessary for obtaining your visa ( check on the Consulate site what you will need to have ready)

In your visa application you will need to state that you are invited by Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.


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