Central European Social Policy and Social Work Network

The Central European Social Policy and Social Work Network (CESPASWON) is an academic network within the CEEPUS programme, established in 2019. Its purpose is to promote and enrich exchange of teaching practices and to broad studying opportunities by providing collaborative regional dimension and flexible learning for students of social work and social policy, as well as for other related disciplines in the Central and Eastern Europe.


๐Ÿ‘‰ Student mobility experiences: ” I am delighted that I had an opportunity to talk in classes with my fellow social work colleagues from Austria about my current work on MA thesis and my home country. For the purposes of marking the International Social Work Day (21.03.2023), social work students and staff gathered together for inspiring presentations dedicated to the social work profession, what are the true roles and values and of social work and what can social workers do to improve the society. Afterwards, we gathered at the central city square, where some of the students and teachers presented performances to us symbolising signifance of giving support and social work. At that place volunteers from the student union were active providing others with food, drinks and various gifts”. (Milan Keลกeljeviฤ‡, MA student from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo on CEEPUS mobility at the Carinthia University in Austria)

We encourage other social work and social policy students to apply for mobility and enrich their social work/social policy education by adding a regional and international mobility experience in their studies.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The Coordinator of the CEEPUS network “Central European Social Policy and Social Work Network – CESPASWON” – Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is organising an International Conference “Social Work and Social Policy in Times of Global Crises”. The conference will be held from 19 – 22 September 2023, Ohrid. Members of the Programme Committee of this conference, among others, are the members and partners from the CESPASWON network (University of Ljubljana, University of Zagreb, University of Belgrade and University of Sarajevo). We encourage all researchers interested in social work and social policy, as well as all our CEEPUS partners to apply for this conference. Abstract deadline: 15.03.2023. Registration form and more info: http://65swsp.fzf.ukim.edu.mk

๐Ÿ‘‰ The 4th Regional Week “Trends and Challenges in Social Policy and Social Work” was held from 17-21 October 2022. The host of the 4rd Regional Week was the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, BIH. Check the Agenda here.


For mobility in the winter term – 15th of June
For mobility in the summer term โ€“ 31st of October
Freemover mobility (outside the network) โ€“ 30th November



Faculty of Philosophy
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1000 Skopje, North Macedonia