Nordic Baltic Regional Resource Centre
The Nordic Baltic Regional Resource Centre represents a new and exciting network of university based schools of social work and educators across Nordic and Baltic countries such as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
We seek to create new opportunities for active partnership in teaching and research on the contemporary issues such as sustainability, diversity, inequality, migration and promote the regional professional profile of social work education and research. The centre is coordinated by the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany and University of Eastern Finland, Finland, higher education institutions with a longstanding commitment to global social work education and scholarship. The current coordinators of this centre are Professors Chaitali Das, (FUAS), Janet Carter Anand (UEF).
Strategies for establishing the NBRRC
The regional resource centre is seeking wide representation from universities and practitioners from the north eastern European region during the initial stage for establishing the centre. Invitations have been sent to existing FUAS and UEF partners, national and regional social work associations and existing social work education and research networks. We are looking for enthusiastic academics who have a vision for promoting social work.
Development of Regional Priorities
NBRRC will reflect regional priorities across Nordic and Baltic countries for promoting transformative approaches in social work education, research and theory development. Examples include:
• legal, political, economic, social and cultural rights
• promoting the dignity and worth of indigenous and marginalised peoples
• working toward environmental sustainability across borders
• strengthening recognition of the importance of human relationships