Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Uğur Tekin, Istanbul (chair); Yasemin Ahi, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Türkiye Office; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neşe Şahin Taşğın, Maltepe University; Assoc. Prof. Dr. İnci Özkan Kerestecioğlu, Academician; Asst. Prof. Dr. Poyraz Kolluoğlu, Istanbul Aydın University; Associate Professor Dr. Muharrem Açıkgöz, Gaziantep University; and Prof. Dr. Deniz Yükseker, Istanbul Kent University - the organizers of the Rethinking Social Work (RSW) conference series. I am grateful to be part of the Scientific Advisory Board. Please find more information about the annual conference here.
A big thank you to Dr. Bettina Pirker (Kärnten andas), Barbara Ambrusch-Rapp (multimedia artist, Velden) and the Solband - Baback Soleymani (Vocal & Kajon), Siamack Soleymani (Guitar & Backvocal), Suzan Faika (Vocal & Shaker) - for this extraordinary evening in the VENTIL Kulturraum in Klagenfurt, Austria! Our now two-year collaboration fills me with great joy every time. This time, it was a theme evening entitled "Solidarity - in the context of migration and mobility". The event took place on site on 16.11.2022 and was also streamed in the course of the online series "Social work in crisis? Potentials of critical, solidary and participatory action". The digital lecture series is organized by the University of Salzburg and the Bertha von Suttner Private University St. Pölten. The evening was moderated by our esteemed colleague Prof. Dr. Eberhard Raithelhuber. A heartfelt thank you, dear Ebbi, for the invitation! It was a pleasure!
Our working unit "Transnational Migration and Solidarity Research" of the Institute of Education was part of the Long Night of Research at Klagenfurt University in May 2022. The public was invited to get to know the research and teaching topics of the university. Our topic? Of course, solidarity! Our station included a children's workshop, a photo station "Messages of Solidarity", a video installation and a quote and photo wall. Thanks to Lukas Baumann, Elisabeth Engberding and Kerstin Piskernig for the great teamwork!