july, 2020

09jul12:15 pm1:30 pmPLENARY SESSION 3Ethics in social services/community care12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Event Details

Under the fiscal constraints of austerity, as well as the ideas of new public management and evidence-based policy-making, social services have been discussed and reformed with efficiency and cost-effectiveness in mind. However, this sometimes obscures the more fundamental question: what are the principles which underpin social and care work? Beyond how social services are being delivered, the question is also how should we deliver social services? In the third pillar, ESSC’s participants will consider key values of social inclusion and community care, from the ethics of care through ethical ideas behind community care to practical questions of professional ethics.


thursday 9 july 12 : 15 - thursday 9 july 1 : 30


  • Francesc Torralba, Philosopher and Theologian, Universities of Ramon Llul and Barcelona, Spain (ES)
  • Iris Kohlfürst, Professor, University of Applied Sciences in Linz, Austria (DE)
  • Christiaan van Veen, Director of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project & Special Advisor on new technologies and human rights to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law, USA