Network of university social work faculties

Join an existing Erasmus social work network

Who we are

This effective network of comprises a number of social work faculties that have entered into partnership under the EU's Erasmus+ programme, which was set up at an international conference in Groningen (NL) in 1998. Since then, the network has grown to include various partners.

What we do

We manage teacher and student exchanges on an individual and bilateral level. We operate a working platform for the network partners, which mainly cooperate within the Erasmus+ programme. We adopt a multinational perspective on relevant aspects of social work by organising and participating in International University Week, held every April. Our network partners take turns to host and organise this event. International University Week is often the first step for students who are interested in individual exchanges, as it allows them to make personal contacts.

What we offer

Every April, at least three network universities host the International University Week which brings together students and teaching staff from every partner university. And every year in October, the members take turns hosting a network meeting attended by international coordinators and other stakeholders. The network meetings and the International University Week are held in English. All of the member universities have concluded bilateral Erasmus agreements in order to foster the exchange of students and lecturers.

The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences will host an International University Week from 1 – 4 April 2019.

We are currently looking for universities in other European countries which would like to join our network. We offer an effective network with staff who are committed to internationalisation as an important aspect of education in social work. Interested universities are welcome to contact us or our network partners for further information.


You want to know more? Feel free to ask!

DSA Mag. (FH) Pilgerstorfer Andrea

DSA Mag. (FH) Andrea Pilgerstorfer

International Coordinator
Department of Social Sciences