About the conference

The topic of the conference 12th Hradec Days of Social Work refers to the work of prof. Ulrich Beck (1944 - 2015), who died at the age of seventy on New Year's Day this year. He was a classic of German sociology and his concept of uncertainty and risk society is well-known even outside the social sciences. His key work "Risk Society" has been translated into more than 15 languages, including Czech. He devoted his life to the topic of risk society with all its complexity, globalization breadth and complicatedness. He said shortly before the end of his life, "But I am preoccupied and overloaded with world events as well; I have no longer the ability to be concerned with current events systematically. The maximum you can do is to choose one point and monitor it continuously, otherwise, you will get lost. That is the trouble with world events, one can hardly understand them in detail, let alone how they are connected together. " (Source: http://respekt.ihned.cz/c1-52009450-zemrel-sociolog-ulrich-beck)

The main aim of the conference is to reflect on the conditions of social work in uncertain times. The commonly cited terms to describe the variability and volatility of late modern period are uncertainty, risk and fluidity. These conditions make it difficult for the field of social work to adapt to ongoing changes as well as to predict the future development of basic social institutions and thus the position, role and expectations of social work. The conference focuses on the uncertainties in the field of development of education in social work, the uncertainty in family as the basic social unit, the theme of the ageing population and the international context of uncertainties. Partial aim of the conference is an introduction of a critical social work to the Czech environment.


Co-host of the conference

The Centre of Global Studies Czech Academy of Sciences

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic


Auspices of the conference

prof. RNDr. Josef Hynek, MBA, Ph.D., Rector, University of Hradec Králové, CZ


Conference topics

The working languages of topics 1 - 4 and 6-8 are Czech an Slovak language only.


Conference outputs

The output of the conference will be a printed reviewed anthology of contributions.
The scientific board reserves the right to refuse contributions which are not relevant for the conference topic of fail to meet the formal requirements.

Languages of the international scientific conference

Czech, Slovak, English.


The venue

The lecture hall of the 3rd building of the University of Hradec Králové (The building Objekt společné výuky, 1227 Hradecká street; opposite the University hospital of Hradec Králové) and other rooms in the Object společné výuky (to be specified later).


Conference registration fee

1 950 CZK or 75 EUR

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The registration fee is to be paid by 19. 9. 2015 at latest.
You can only pay the registration fee by credit, the registration fee will not be possible to pay in cash on the spot.


In case of participation cancellation the registration fee will not be refunded.

Students of social work programmes at the University of Hradec Králové are extempt from the payment of the registration fee.

The registration fee covers the participation at the professional programme of the conference, the printed reviewed anthology of contributions (inclusion of every contribution is conditioned by the participation of its author at the conference and content and formal requirements), refreshments during the event, social evening.