IFSW Europe


IFSW Europe e.V. is one of the five regional divisions of IFSW. IFSW Europe e.V. is a registered legal body, and has 41 member associations in 39 countries, with a total of 170.000 social workers – the membership is representative as it covers all corners of Europe. IFSW Europe e.V. is governed by the Delegates Meeting which meets once a year and includes representatives from each of the member organisations. The member organisations elect the Regional President for a four year term at the IFSW General Meeting and also elect the Regional Vice President for a four year term. In addition they elect an Executive of more four people which is responsible for the day to day activities of the Federation in Europe. The Executive Committee is supported by the Honorary Secretary.


50 years IFSW Europe

50 Years of IFSW Europe (1965-2015)‏

In the year of 2015  IFSW Europe celebrated 50 years!

Please see the photo from the celebration of the 50 year anniversary of IFSW Europe, that took place at the European Delegates Meeting in September 2015 in Edinburgh.

Thanks to IFSW Europe’s designer Maria Mónica for the design of the photo.


IFSW Europe is a member of the Social Platform, the Platform of European Social NGO’s

SOCIAL WORK IS – DVD – IFSW Europe e.V. from Joana Domingues on Vimeo.

The DVD highlights the contribution that social workers make to the well-being of individuals and groups who require support and assistance to overcome the very difficult situations that many citizens face at some time in their life.

A Song for Social Work

The DVD developed by IFSW Europe which is built around the song “Social Work is..” written by executive committee member Cristina Martins is being warmly received across Europe. The lyrics of the song are available by clicking here.

Charter of Rights for Social Workers

The Charter of Rights summarises the support that social workers require to practise safely and secure the best possible outcomes for those using their services.

Download the poster in full size

IFSW Europe Blog

You can find out more about the activities of IFSW Europe and our member organisations from the IFSW Europe blog.


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