CIF hosts a conference every other year with a theme, related to some important and topical social work practice. It is also an event to celebrate each other and to highlight new ideas in supporting individuals and communities around the world.

These conferences generally provide 2 days of lectures, workshops, and site visits to local NGOs and social work agencies. The rest of the time is shared with reuniting with alumni from the various CIF/CIP programs as well as visiting a cultural site or engaging in a cultural activity.

Conferences last generally a week. Usually, there are offers for a post-tour in the hosting country.


The next conference will be held in India in 2025.

Upcoming conferences

Anyone is welcomed to attend a conference. Information about registering for an upcoming conference will be on this website.



Recent conferences


12-17 June, Hannover - Germany

Social Work leading towards Social Justice and Sustainability

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Nov 5-7 2021 took place virtual conference hosted by CIF Cyprus in collaboration with CIF Switzerland, CIF Israel & CIF Turkey

Best Practices in Times of Crisis – New Challenges and Opportunities in the pandemic Era on Families and Children

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St Malo, France

Market Economy and New Public Management in Social Field: Impacts and alternatives

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Kalamata, Greece

META-KINESIS / A key concept for personal and global stabilization

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Sigtuna, Sweden

Strengthening human rights social services - how can social work make a difference?

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